So in December I did a fairly good job of keeping myself in check and exercising well with, of course, some free days during the holidays for festivities.
Starting January, I joined Roni's DietBet (founder of Fitbloggin and generally awesome) and from a week ago weigh in to this morning I've lost 2.4 lbs. Most of that surely being water weight but nonetheless great to see myself lowering. It's a group where you put in a money amount and then it pools together. For everyone who loses 4% of their weight, they get a share in the pool. Pretty cool, right?
I've been using MyFitnessPal.com (app on phone and website) to track calories and nutrients. Using my elliptical for 20min a day (or subbing a short mile or two run) for cardio. I downloaded Gorilla Workout on my phone and have been doing those (about 5-10 min strength workouts) but try to hit my gym class once or twice a week for the Art of Strength class. This class is a hardcore circuit/bootcamp-ish type of workout. So I love leaving in a sweat and waking up sore the next morning. Besides that I'm attempting at least a 1:00 min plank a day and one yoga pose a day. As well as trying to drink at least 80 oz of water a day.
It seems like a lot and it is, but it is all little things. And little changes lead to big results.
So as I head into the first full week of January I'm hoping that I can continue the momentum and see the results on the scale. Onward!
(Bee tee dub, I've been chosen as a co-speaker at Fitbloggin 2013! Check out the link and be there for it!)