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Friday, October 3, 2014

Weight loss Update




 


Leather Jacket: Forever 21 | Flannel button up: Old Navy |  Black pants: Old Navy (Similar) | Black heels: JcPenney  Photography: Becky Kimball

September was a pretty awesome month! I had several instances where I felt stronger than I have ever felt throughout my journey.  Although, the number on the scale stays in the same, I don't really let that get me down.  I am lifting much heavier weights and building muscle which is what I am really after.  

Right now, I am focusing on lowering my body fat percentage which last I checked was at 29%.  I would love to get it down to a 25% ultimately, but of course I have no rush to get there.  Running served it's purpose in my life and helped me get the bulk of  my weight off.  While I still love the sport of running, it was becoming too predictable for my body.  I needed something to challenge me like running did in the beginning.  I started looking more into weights and have been focusing on weight lifting for the past month.  I am so much stronger than I was when I was at my half marathon race shape! I know that running will always be apart of my life and I may even go back to it next year and run a few races, but I am looking forward to trying new things.

As far as what my new goals are?  I don't have any clear cut "I want to be a size 4" goals.  My main goals are to keep leaning out and build muscle, I want to be working out 5-6x a week. I want to continue to track my food through my fitness pal (username is dianawinksmith).  I just want to continue bettering myself and I know that what I am doing is just that.  I want to be better at less snacking (cheezits will be the death of me!) I want to have only one cheat meal a week since that is what really keeps me going most weeks.  

I am really glad that I posted my weight loss updates throughout the last year on my blog. This time last year I was posting about my weight loss which you can find here. Last year I was training for my first half marathon and feeling like I could conquer the world.  I can see such huge changes in my body compared to then and now.  Giving up has never been an option.  Slowing down or taking a small break has, but I never let myself say that I was done forever. I have taken plenty of small breaks to help me get back on track and each time I come back stronger than before.  I am hoping to make the rest of the year stronger than ever!


6 comments:

  1. You look amazing and are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story!

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  2. You rock girl! Thanks for the daily motivation!

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  3. You look great , trying to loose 40 pounds and your story keeps me going , thanks 😀

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  4. i think you looks SO GREAT!! i love how you dress too, wish i knew how to dress as well as you do!

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  5. You sure are inspirational girl! Keep up the hard work - you are killing it!

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  6. Hello, I was referred to your blog as inspiration as I embark on the the battle of a lifetime. My starting weight was 418 at 5'8" tall and I have looked into weightloss surgery several times!!! I want to and feel I can do this without it. Please follow me and give me guidance as I am just starting. Thank you so much and I am so happy you shared your journey. Teamtracy.blogspot.com

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