Oh my….I am a terrible blogger. Probably one of the worst types….I checked and I have not updated a thing since April of this year! Terrible I know. Blame it on life. Well….actually blame it on laziness. I can not and shall not tell a lie. I have been so busy that I have neglected the one thing that keeps me connected to those who outwardly and secretly follow my journey.
So where do I start and how do I sum up the last few months….
The above quote is absolutely true and anyone who has lost weight and have sustained it will tell you that this is the truth. I will not say that we are continuing in our journey because as time has gone on we have adopted the philosophy that this has been a lifestyle change. Both myself and the Mister have realized that this is not a temporary fix to a problem that could go on for years.
A few months ago I commented that the Mister had lost 100 pounds or so and that still stands true. In actuality, he has actually gained a few pounds because he is working out 5-6 days per week, specifically focusing on strength training and muscle building. He has pecs ya’ll! PECS and they look scrumpdillyitious! He is becoming leaner than I have ever seen him and his confidence is soaring! I am very proud of his dedication to working out consistently and eating right.
As for me….I am still going. Because both scales in my house are unreliable, I am going to assume that I have lost somewhere between 105-110 pounds overall. I am not really sure. My focus over the last year has not been losing pounds per se. My focus has been strength training, HIIT workouts, and muscle building. A few months ago I decided that I wanted to target specific muscle groups and work on those. In the beginning it was a focus on my arms and back muscles because when I get tired my back tells the story. I have been using 5 and 7.5 pound weights doing a very focused routine on all of the muscles in my arms and back. I am happy to report that they are looking quite toned and lean 🙂 I have also incorporated some planks and countless burpees into my workout. Did I mention I hate planks and burpees? I have a love hate relationship with them because they are highly effective but literally murder for your abs, butt, quads, triceps, biceps….you get the picture!
I am tracking my progress through measurements and have committed to a specific workout schedule of 3 days of work followed by 1 day of rest and then repeat. Sounds like a lot of work but it’s quite worth it.
Since school is out I am hoping to update you all more about our progress and journey!
Until the next post!