Last week, I told you how I was going to be working on eating better and exercising more! I will be checking in with you, sharing my weekly successes and failures. I’m hoping to stay accountable to somebody and also hoping to motivate you as well!
I have officially begun my 60 Day T-Tapp Challenge. I’m thrilled to be moving my body more. I’ve actually only done the 15 minute workout twice so far, but it feels so good to be using those muscles. I’ve been going to the gym for the last couple months, doing cardio and weights and I’ve worked hard, but nothing I was doing seemed to touch my tummy muscles much. Well, believe me, T-tapp, totally works on your core, nearly the whole time. So things are changing and I’m bound to see some quicker results now!
Many years ago, when I did a 2 week boot camp (doing a 55 minute T-Tapp video every day for 14 days), I lost 9 inches in those 2 weeks alone. Unfortunately, at that time, I quit right after that. I have a bad habit of giving up on challenges. I like the idea, but get sidetracked easily. I’ve also been known not to like the work of a daily workout. I do, however, like the results it gives…so here I go again, jumping back on that bandwagon! That’s why this time, I’m taking it a bit slower. I’m not committing to doing it every single day. I’m not committing to doing a 55 minute DVD either. I’ll do a 15 minute video as many days as I possibly can and I have a feeling I’ll feel better for it! (I already do!) I’ll also still be meeting my friend at the gym and doing 20-30 minutes on the elliptical machine, because it helps me to be accountable to someone else. We may even get together and do my DVD.
On Saturday, it was the start of the T-Tapp 60 Day Challenge, where I use the workout and walking to help me achieve my goals. That was the day I had to take my pictures and take my measurements. That is always so painful for me! Wow, do I really look like that? Are my measurements really that big? Yes, they are….and I wrote them all down. I even snapped a couple of me in my bra and underwear (that won’t be shared with anyone of course), so I could see the results as I get closer to goal. That was even more eye opening for me. I didn’t realize how pudgy my back was looking. I’m just way too droopy. This body has been stretched out from being pregnant 7 times. Pregnancy and eating whatever you want can really wreak havoc on a woman’s body.
So…I’m not going to share my weight and I’m not going to share my measurements, but I’ll let you know how much weight I lose and how many inches I lose, as I lose them. I aim to check in with you every week, but if my report sounds exactly like the week before, I may wait a week. If you’d like to join me on my journey, feel free to join us in the Sidetracked by Weight Loss Facebook Group. This is a group created especially for Sidetracked Sarah readers! I want to do this along with you!
And now…drum roll please, as I slink behind the Christmas tree that I didn’t get down this weekend….(ha). I will share my before pictures…..and please don’t judge the tight shorts. I had to do that so that I can see the results as they improve. I don’t wear these clothes out!
And now you can see why people sometimes think I stlll look pregnant. Because I do! But…we’re going to do something about that now, aren’t we? Again! For the bazillionth time (or sometimes so it feels!).
So now, I’ve showed it to you. I’m embarrassed to still be in this place of needing to lose so much weight, but if I don’t start again, I’ll never do it. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!