I Can Bench 110 lbs!

UPDATE! I am now benching 110 lbs!! BOOYAH!

So I stepped on the scale yesterday and I lost another pound. That brings me to 175.5. My first goal is to get below 170! I feel like it’s taking a freaking eternity to get through the 170s and I’m stuck in limbo, but I’ll get there eventually. It’s so frustrating to not see faster progress but I have to remember that it took 8 years for me to get this heavy so I’m not going to become a 130lb. goddess overnight!

I have come to the conclusion that the only way I’m going to lose weight faster is if I change the way I eat. I need to eat more fruits and veggies, eat healthy snacks throughout the day and eat healthy lunches and dinners. I think right now I eat okay if I was to maintain my weight. I don’t stuff my face with fatty goodness like burgers, fries, burritos, chips (all the yummy foods) but I do need to eat more healthy. I indulge every now and then. Maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks? But I definitely don’t go crazy with food. I literally can’t eat like that anymore!

Time to start cooking and pre-making meals! Yay… (can you feel my sarcasm?)

Happy Leap Year… er… Day?

Today we get an extra day! And it’s one day before we start Mad Abs March! It consists of side planks (ugh I hate those…), crunches, and pushups. My pushups have actually gotten a lot better. I’ve been doing a lot of strength training with Jillian Michaels’ workouts and weight lifting at the gym on weekends. Surprisingly pushups aren’t so bad anymore. I use to HATE doing them! My arms were like twigs lol Losing weight helps make pushups easier as well. Side planks on the other hand are difficult. But this is the perfect opportunity to help me strengthen my core.

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[edit] I’ve been getting a lot of questions as to what a side plank is. So here are some pictures!

Option 1

This is just balancing yourself on your forearm and the side of your feet. No movement here. Pretty basic.

Option 2

This requires you to balance yourself on your hand instead of your forearm. I’m not sure if this move is easier or harder than option 1. Anyone want to chime in on this?

 

Option 3

This move is similar to Option 1, but you are moving your hips so they touch the floor then back up to plank position. This is tough, so you can start here or work up to this one.

Option 4

This is another option you can do. Starting off in plank position with forearm, use your other arm and move it in front of you (or underneath you like in the picture) and back up to the sky again.

Option 5

For those who are having a REALLY difficult time with side planks, you can put one knee down until you are strong enough to hold yourself up on your own.

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I would like to thank everyone who is coming to my site!! It is nice to receive and give encouragement and it really does keep me motivated! Losing weight and staying in shape is a LIFE change and is definitely not easy! Gotta keep moving!