My 30th Birthday!

I had wanted to get a post out on my 30th birthday, but it just didn’t happen. I had a great morning running errands with my daughters, which included a little bit of shopping which is always fun! We had our usual Saturday activities and so that included taking our four year old to dance class around noon. About that time a huge spring storm system moved into our area bringing lots of rain, thunderstorms, and possibilities of tornados. Originally, the plan was to drive an hour away to have my birthday dinner at “The Cheesecake Factory”, however due to the severity of the weather we decided to stay put and have dinner here in town. Continue reading


Group Exercise Week #3 Moving out of my comfort zone

Over the past couple of weeks I have been sharing with you my experience with my first ever group exercise class. Well, in the last two weeks I have shared how I have been trying to move out of my comfort zone. Monday was another class and my comfort level was stretched in ways that I could not even imagine.  Continue reading

Review of this Week

This has been another really good week of weight loss. I have lost a total of 3 pounds this week putting me back down to 235
pounds. This means I am only 5 pounds away from my first goal! This is a huge accomplishment for me because even though I have set weight loss goals in the past I have never actually reached any of the weight loss goals I have set.

At the beginning of October I had my husband help get accurate measurements using the tape measure that we have. I won’t be sharing exact measurements (yet), but I plan to share the number of inches lost on a monthly basis. The first measurement results will be on the November 7th Blog Post. I am looking forward to finding out those results. Continue reading


Hitting an Exercise Wall

Today is Saturday and for the past couple of weeks I have reserved Saturdays for my weekly review posts. However, in order to keep in line with the stats on Lose It! I have decided to move those posts to Mondays from now on.

My weight loss is going very very well right now. I am losing weight at a much higher pace than I anticipated. It seems as though I have found a good balance between eating the right number of calories for my body and creating a calorie deficit mainly based on my daily exercise. The exercise portion is what I am writing about today. Is it possible to burn yourself out on exercise? I’m not sure Continue reading


Group Exercise Week #2

In the post about my first experience in a Group Exercise class I explained how it took a lot of overcoming some confidence issues and to actually attend a group exercise class focusing on the core muscles. During the class I was afraid that I was straining my neck, though my fears were soon relieved. The day after my first class I knew that the class reached its intentions of working the core muscles. I was sore in places in my entire stomach that I had no idea could be sore. I knew that the days following it would be important to keep on strengthening my core muscles. I didn’t focus on core specifically, but by doing work on the Adaptive Motion Trainer the movement would stretch out my sore muscles.  Continue reading


My First Group Exercise Class

So, I’ve been regularly exercising at least four times a week at the YMCA for the past four weeks now. In about the second week I took a look at the group exercise classes that are offered to members and found one that caught my eye “Core & More”. If there is one area that I’m not sure how to engage properly it is my core. Continue reading