Monday, September 20, 2010

Only 8 more weeks to go!

I cant believe its been 4 weeks since I started this new life style change.
Yes it's a life style change not a diet. I will continue doing exactly what I am doing now for the rest of my life.
It will be really easy because I haven't changed much of what I had been eating before.
The only thing I have changed eating wise is when I eat and portions.
I probably eat more than I ate before.
I mentioned in my last post that I have been making sure that I am eating so that my blood sugar is regulated.
What that means is that I keeping my blood sugars from having to major highs and lows.
One way to do this is to eat every 3 to 4 hours.
Oh yes it dose mater what you eat.
You need to make sure you have a slow acting carbs and protein every meal.
It will keep you full and your blood sugar regulated, and you are less likely to store fat this way.
I still eat sweets but only with my meals.
This way My blood sugars are staying even.
I learned all this when i was pregnant with Ben and had gestational diabetes.
Since I have stated eating like this again I feel so much better and I have more energy.
I have been losing weight, not a lot but enough to make a difference.
I also exercise every day.
I put these bad boys on put in my work out video and go to Town.
I hate it less than I did in the beginning but still don't like working out.
I just look i the mirror and see how my body is changing and focus on the goal.
I also have my tiny pants that I have held on to to see if I can get into them again.
I know that working out every day is a must not just during this 12 week journey but for the rest of my life.
I may never learn to love it but I will learn to enjoy parts of it.
I also know once I have hit my goal I wont have to work so hard.
I will just have to maintain the look my new body is taking on.
That make s me smile.
Like I have said I have already seen changes.
With 2 days notice I was able to fit into a size 4JR prom ball dress with out looking like a stuffed sausage.

I felt good in the dress and did not have to worry about my tummy rolls.
I promise you I could not have done this 4 weeks a go.
In fact I will tell you a little secret I could barely zip up my size 4 in women's dress fro Kadies wedding.
So here is to my next 2 weeks I expect even bigger results now that I am upping my exercise time and now that my metabolism is working hard.
I write again the.
But for now wish me luck!


Turtles In North Dakota said...

Good for you! I made a commitment to change some things too. Weight loss for sure but the excercising is the biggest change I want to make. Going on a cruise in two months and boy do I want to wear my bikinis!

shaina said...

You are doing great!

Yarni Gras! said...

congrats! So...which workout video do you use?

Karen and Matt said...

That is awesome Jen! You are doing great, keep up the hard work! You are looking great!