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Progress – 9 months in

Posting some new progress pics! I’m always kind of amazed at it. I still struggle sometimes with realizing how much weight I have lost – I still buy clothes too big and bring them home lol. I like pictures because the scale just doesn’t show you the change. What does 10 or 100 lbs look like? Hard to imagine for me. Also pics show what the scale can’t…like muscles 🙂 anyway – here I am:

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I was 278 in the left pic and 214 in the right. 64 lbs down!! I will try to remember to do monthly updates 🙂

This week with insanity – whoa! As one of my girls in my fit bombshells group says – I am maxed out lol. Seriously though – its like starting over. I’m sore and feeling like I am going slow. But I’m burning 600+ cals a workout right now and seeing inches disappear – so it’s all good 🙂

Ultimate Reset Redux – Day 1

I took my starting pictures last night to get ready for today!  I know night time isn’t ideal, however in my new place I really don’t have a good mirror for full body shots so I had to recruit my husband for pictures.  Which meant taking them last night because he is probably still sleep and I left the house an hour and a half ago, lol. Anyway, I wish I had morning pics or at least realized I needed his help before dinner but I didn’t, so you get me about an hour after I ate dinner.  Not the best, but it’s me.
I’ve lost some “definition” in my stomach for sure the last few months but I’m not too worried about that, that will return quick once I start insanity, lol. My main goals for the next 21 days are to reset the stress hormones in my body.  I’ve been stressed out from funerals, moving, my hubby’s job situation which goes into financial stress.  And all of that is jacking up the stress hormones.  I haven’t been sleeping well, which means I’m tired all the time which means that my exercise sessions have been less intense or non-existent and my willpower meter is at an all time low.  I’ve said yes to meals out more than I usually do and definitely been eating way more meat, dairy, and quick grab and go snacks.  Essentially – I’ve been taking the easy way out and letting the poor influences around me bring me down to their level because I’ve been tired and too tired to keep fighting for myself.  
In the last few days I’ve been giddy about doing this again because I NEED this structure right now.  That’s why I moved it up – because I needed to start this now.  Somehow even though the hubby starts the reset conversation every time, I’ve found by the time it starts that I need it just as much if not more than he does.
I’ll be posting my food on my Instagram as well as my running commentary on how it’s going (@kbrooksfit or here for the web version).  If you have any questions on what’s going on just leave comments on my blog posts, my instagram, or email me at healthyengineer@gmail.com