Yep, to say I have been busting my butt would be a major understatement. This is my 18th day without SUGAR or BREAD..... if you don't fully understand what that means, how about I say it this way....... my sandwiches are made with lettuce on the outside - NO bread, I eat salad with no croutons, I have things like egg and ham for breakfast............No cookies, no crackers, no brownies, no cake, no biscuits, basically nothing from a box!!! It has been terribly hard, but it has gotten easier by the day. I am finally starting to see some results.
As I have said before, I have always run. I was pretty much running 3-5 miles a day when I started this 'make-over' plan. I have taken my running down to 1 mile (without stopping) and then I go straight into some kind of other training that is a combination of strength, cardio, and abs. I typically do about 45 minutes of total workout. For this training I do a combination of free weights at the gym, Tae Bo with Billy Blanks, Circuit training with Jillian Michaels, and a few other DVDs.
So, I have some picture updates to share.... Now, keep in mind that I didn't really take a starting picture, although I should have. You can visit the blog I wrote on my first day of the dieting to see a few before pictures from my pregnancy. The first picture I am going to post is on the 12th day of the weight loss plan. The second picture is on the 18th day (today). I can not believe the second picture is just 6... YES... SIX days after the first. I am down almost 10 pounds from when I started, but I think the overall slim down from the training is really going to become apparent over the next several weeks.
Let me know what you think! I need some positive reinforcement... :-)
(no make-up in this picture.. oh well!)
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