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Weekly Weigh-In: Getting Back To It

by agirlandhermutt on January 20, 2014

Gooood Monday! This whole 3-day weekend totally works for me. I’m sitting on my couch watching DVRed episodes of The People’s Court and loving it. By 2p I had worked out, grocery shopped and cleaned up my house. Holy heck where did that energy come from?!

I was supposed to check in on Friday with my first official weigh-in and well…it just didn’t happen. Oops! I’m still figuring out this whole schedule, but I will get there.

So let’s get to it!

First, lets talk about where I was starting. My last weigh-in on the blog was all the way back in 11/26. I think you can see where I am going with this. I’ve been weighing in each week, but its been up and down. And then Christmas came. So did plenty of delicious frozen drinks, mashed potatoes, bread and every carby that I love so much.

My 56.6 weight loss crept up to be only a 49.4  It was actually a higher that that at first, but I realized that quite a bit of it was water weight and I just peed that off. Sigh…that is a gain of 7.2 lbs since Thanksgiving!

That was not ok. Slightly embarrassing too!

So on January 6th I weighed in and got back to work. It kind of felt like I was back at square one. But then it dawned on me. No I wasn’t. I never stopped working out! I was able to get through my spinning class without dying. I was lifting like never before. I just had to get back on my plan and eat right. I did just that! And then some.

The result?

I weighed in on Friday with a 3.6 weight loss!

I’m back to 52 lbs down…again!

You know, I declared my phrase of the year to be Consistent & Persistent. Boy, that is certainly going to need to be the case.

This girl ain’t no dummy. I know I will hit walls . I have to baby my knee sometimes. I will come up on obstacles. You know things like booze and cheese.  I will fall. BUT! I have to get back up. I have to keep pushing forward. I have to stay the course. I MUST BE CONSISTENT & PERSISTENT.

My goal isn’t to just lose weight. It is to be healthy! I want to wear anything and everything I love. I want to be athletic. But most of all, I just want to be the best version of myself.

I welcome any and all challenges coming my way.

Oh, and just because I know we all enjoy a nice comparison shot. Here is the BF and I at his holiday party exactly 1 year apart. I was about 18 days into my weight loss adventure in 2012 and then 1 year and 18 days into it!

Yep, I can do this. Absolutely. Who is with me?!


Happy January 6th!

by agirlandhermutt on January 6, 2014

Happy January 6th! I’m about 6 days behind the rest of the world. Yay! That feels about typical. I feel like this is my New Year’s Day because I spent the first few days of the new year battling a mega cold. Like one that gets you all swollen and snotty. Despite the fact that I’m working through the tail end of this cold I’m ready to GET.TO.WORK. 2014 is going to be the year of being Consistent & Persistent!

ACK! Consistency is not necessarily my strongest personality trait. Hello?! This blog is a perfect example. I’ve left my little spot on the world desolate for days on end at points. I had things to say, but didn’t really want to make the effort to sit down and write things down.

I also really didn’t get consistent with my working out until the last half of the year. Hitting the gym would be a priority for a few weeks and then nuttin’. I would give up for a few weeks and become BFF with my couch. Healthy eating + No workout= No results. Then I had an a-ha type of moment and discovered that I LOVED the gym. I started going often and next thing I knew it was part of my schedule. And I loooove a good schedule.

So this year I’m attacking life hardcore! I’m being consistent and I’m being persistent when it gets tough.

And to start off the year right I made some January goals. I’m focusing on 5 big things this month…

-Drink 1 gallon of water a day. I feel better. I look better. I pee like a champ!
-Workout 6 days a week. 5 of those are my MShell Fitness workouts and the other is spinning or yoga or some other random class I find.
-Get in 3.3 miles a day (outside of working out!) for the Tone It Up #150byVDay challenge.
-Track! Use MyFitnessPal for my food and wear my new FitBit Zip. Yay for new gadgets!
-Lose 10 lbs. Is this a big goal? Yes. But if I can stick to the 4 above those 10 lbs are just going to melt off. Well, at least it doesn’t hurt to try!

I love doing the monthly goals so I’m going to keep that up as long as it feels right. Sound good?

That covers the fitness department of my life, but what about this little blog?

Well…I’m making a big move. There are a few changes (same name, different look!) coming and I’m putting together a schedule. Heh. I’m really hoping that the minute I say this schedule that it doesn’t just fly out the window.

My plan is to blog Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 3 days a week! Hopefully you will check back to see my Weekly Weigh-Ins, Favorites, workout updates, recipes and just basic life updates throughout the year. I love sharing bits and pieces with you and hopefully this schedule will help me share in a more organized and less snooze-fest way. Of course, I’ll continue posting on a daily basis over on Instagram. Come follow me!

2014 is my year folks. Korky and I are taking life by storm and we are ready to have a fantastic year! Happy January 6th! Let’s do this!


One last, but totally not related, note…tonight is the BCS National Championship game between FSU and Auburn!

I’m a lifelong FSU fan and a 2001 FSU Alumni so I will be war chanting and tomahawk chopping my arm off tonight. I’m ready to see them bring home the championship. GO SEMINOLES!!!


This Elf is for Health AND Shopping!

December 10, 2012

Hello friends! I’m happy to report that I am officially done with my Christmas shopping. I’ve been a little quite on the blog for the last few days because I have been a busy little elf shopping, buying and wrapping. I don’t have that many people that I buy for (small families FTW!), but I […]

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