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365 Days to a Better Me: Week 22

21 February 2013

Whew! It has been awhile since I've updated on my fitness and wellness progress! It has been 11 weeks since my last post. Last time, I told you that I was five pounds from my wedding weight. Well I am happy to report that I am three pounds down from that. I still have two pounds to go! I had a particularly good day  last week where I woke up to my wedding weight but now I'm back up. I'm oh-so close!

I'm still working out weekly at BarreAmped. I absolutely love this workout! It is challenging and rewarding when the class is through. I can really see the difference in my body. I'm stronger. I can hold three sets of 10 second planks without stopping. Pockets of chub have resided and I think I'm starting to see muscle definition shine through! I noticed today that I do a significant amount of walking at work but I have no idea how much. I'm considering the purchase of a pedometer so that I can geek out and measure my walking data and compare my steps over time. Let, me reign back in...whew! I'm back.  

As far as my diet goes, I have ditched the calorie counting because as it turns out, meal planning is the best diet that I've ever been on. That and being poor. Ba-dum ching! Not only can I plan healthy portions ahead of time but every thing is all natural and I control how my food is prepared. When I go out to eat, I try to stick to fresher foods and lean proteins. It also helps that I've given up high fructose corn syrup containing foods but I haven't seen the effects of that on my weight loss journey. I found a great list of products that don't contain HFCS if you are interested in adapting this lifestyle. It is a lot easier than I thought it would be. But I'm really hesitant to say that now because I'll find out there are more foods I have to avoid! 

All and all I'm feeling very upbeat and self-confident. 


  1. I went to a barre class... once. I about died. I could not believe how incredibly challenging it was... such a good work out! And yay for practically being at your wedding weight!

    1. I love it!! Barre is so pun intended! Thanks for reading!