So this past weekend I came to the “end” of my weight loss journey. I started in the middle of July at 185.4lbs. It has been a journey in the true sense with many ups and downs, twists and turns, failures and victories.
The three things that really propelled me forward were:
1. Training for a race- I trained for a 5 mile race in the fall. It was so nice to have a running schedlue that could include the kids. My husband and I ran the race with the kids in strollers. It was a lot of fun and it got me down to 175lbs.
2. Focus T25- for Christmas the only thing I asked for was the Beachbody fitness program “Focus T25.” This program was perfect for me because it was working out 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I could fit it into my schedule without a problem. It also got ALL of my muscles working. I expected big weight loss with this program, but I only got down to 169.4lbs. This was due to me basically eating whatever I wanted. This gets me to the last piece of the puzzle.
3. iTrackBites- so after Christmas a couple of my friends started Weight Watchers and I was starting to get jealous of their success. We are poor, so starting Weight Watchers was out of the question. Once I finished my first 10-week round of T25, I knew that my eating habits were holding me back and I couldn’t bring myself to count calories. So I started to research cheap ways to count “points”- the Weight Watchers (WW) system. I found this $4 app called iTrackBites which operates under the same point counting system as WW. Since I’m still nursing all day long, I get 52 points a day. The app calculates the points of food for me, and fruits and veggies are 0 points. After using the app somewhat diligently for 6 weeks, I hit my goal of 160lbs- I was actually 160.2lbs, but that’s good enough for me! You can download the app for iOS and Android.
So there you have it. I got my long awaited haircut and I feel like myself again. Knowing that I can lose the post-baby weight has really excited me about having a third child. My husband and I plan on trying for #3 after our Bahamas trip.
Earlier I said I came to the “end” of my goal because I have extended my goal to 150lbs, which was my weight when we got married.
So to all of you working on your weight loss journies, I just want you to be encouraged by my story and to keep your eyes on your health and your goals.
Which things helped your journey profess?