alive & well

December 6, 2013

Hey my friends!  Sorry I've been MIA lately-  things have been wonderfully crazy.  Okay, well, mostly wonderful.  I think I had made it to the -60 lb mark in my last post, but if not then YAY!  I made it to -60!  -61 now, to be exact.  I need to take my measurements again though because Gene The Personal Trainer does NOT mess around.  He's had me doing stuff on my own while he's out of town and holy moly, it is hard stuff!  But I feel great!

We've been wedding planning, working out and let me tell you... Thanksgiving was terrific but I just about carbed myself to death.  So now I am back on a strict protein heavy diet.  I am in NO way a fitness expert, but I've started following a lot of fitness people on Instagram to try and get tips.  With the wedding budget getting tighter at the beginning of the year (as far as saving as much as possible goes), I don't know that I will be able to continue with Gene after my three months are up.  Which makes me sad... BUT.  I've already learned so much.  So I will be in a better place to workout alone when that time comes.

Also, I noticed in the mirror the other day while lifting weights that my legs are significantly smaller but full of jelly, sort of like Santa's belly.  (har har har).   I need those bad boys to be TONED UP.  I don't even care if my arms have "bat wings" when I'm done, because I know they will look smaller.  But jelly legs are not going to be acceptable for bathing suit season OR for Ben to pull the garter off at the wedding reception.  We need nice and toned, so I need to tell Gene The Personal Trainer as soon as possible.

The other day I was working out alone and kept saying out loud, "wedding dress!  wedding dress!  wedding dress!"  I'm SURE the men around me working out thought I was bonkers nutso, but whatever dudes.  They don't understand.

With Christmas coming up, I've got to make sure I stay on my protein heavy diet.  There are a lot of fruits & veggies I've been eating that I had NO idea where chock FULL of carbs and zero protein.  Examples:  apples and carrots-  two of my favorites!  I need to go back to the book they gave me at my nutrition class and reference what they list as the best protein/food to eat.

Ok, I should probably get back to work now... I hope you all are doing GREAT!  I feel great and as soon as I take my measurements, I will post them!  

SW:  311
CW: 250
-61 lbs


  1. Woop girl! 60+ lbs down? HECK YEAH! I've been using Insanity - you can youtube some leg moves from there as well as popsugar fitness - some of their workouts leave me SO sore, especially legs! Majority of the moves are simple, too, but pack a punch.

  2. welcome back! glad to hear about the weight loss and the wedding planning! wow! insanity...hey, whatever works!

  3. Congrats on your loss so far, that is amazing!