"Well I've got thick skin and an elastic heart" - Sia

Thursday, June 18, 2015

This is one of my favorite songs right now. It also does a great job at motivating me to workout. Looking back at my previous posts of success, music was such a huge part of my life and my weight loss. Over the past 4 years, I've lost that but I am getting it back. My escape has been sugar, whether its from fast food or refined cards (cupcakes, muffins, scones, bagels, bread). I now realize that I need a new escape and I've chosen for it to be motivating music and a walk/jog around the neighborhood. To go around my neighborhood fully, it takes about 20-25 mins. I feel like this is a great start.

I'm starting this new journey at 179. I had a baby 4 months ago, and lost 22 lbs right away. This was pretty encouraging since I only gained 37 lbs total but it's been so hard for me to get rid of the last 15 lbs. I decided to change my eating habits yesterday and I already found a 3 lb weightloss. Guess no carbs at night and not stuffing my fast with refined carbs works. I've also increased my water intake. My three rules for the rest of the month are:

1) No fast food
2) No refined carbs, especially at night
3) Workout (walk, elliptical, home workout video) 25 mins a day

I feel confident that I will complete these and see great progress. So here's to a new start to getting and STAYING healthy!


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    emoticon on your baby! Glad to see fellow sparkers active again. You have the will and the motivation emoticon Looking forward to seeing your progress! Wish you all the best! emoticon Loving that song by the way...sick beat!
    2152 days ago
    I love that song too and I love your blog! You are doing great :)
    2156 days ago
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    emoticon for the add as a Spark Friend!
    2157 days ago
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    Our goals are pretty similar. I have been consistently walking around the block everyday since June 2nd and it has really helped. Wishing you success on this journey!
    2157 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/18/2015 2:24:00 PM
    emoticon and Congratulations on your baby emoticon
    2157 days ago
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