Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weight Watchers Update: 1 Month

It is my fourth week on Weight Watchers, and I'm seeing results I tell you. Lately I have been motivated and sticking with the plan, I even look forward to going home and playing the Wii Fit at night. I surprised myself last Friday when I ran for a straight 10 mins on the treadmill and finished it off by a fast pass stride. 

I try and stick to a routine each week, by eating similar foods each day. I'm a fan of Lean Cuisines because they have the WW points on the box, plus they are cheaper than Smart Ones meals. I work out three to four times a week, usually from a half hour to 45 mins. It is great too because I always vary what I do, this way I work alot of different areas of my body, however I try to focus on a more cardio workout verses yoga or strength training.

To date, I've lost 7 lbs and today I took measurements of my body and I've lost and also gained.
WAIST: -.5" 
HIPS: -.5"
RIGHT ARM: +.75" but I think it is cause I have more muscle, not sure.
RIGHT THIGH: +1" which is weird, but again maybe it is more muscle I have added.
BUST: -.5"

I did end up picking up the My Fitness Coach Wii game I was talking about a couple of weeks ago; which is awesome by the way. There are so many workouts you can do from easy to difficult, my personal favorite is the cardio workout where you do various aerobics. The game even has excersises with weights, a aerobics board and a balance ball if you have it. I totally recommend this game and I recommend you have alot of space to do it in (I always have to move my coffee table). Funny story, when I went to pick up this game at Game Stop, I found out about a new Wii game that is suppose to be as big as the Wii Fit board. I believe it is called EAU Active, it is a game that focuses more on strength training and burning fat that uses a resistance band during the workout; it comes out in May, and I put $5 down on the game (I'm such a nerd).

My end goal weight is to get to 165. My short goals are to loose 20 pounds every 2 months. I need to loose 13 more pounds by end of February to make my first goal. Wish me luck everyone, I'm going to need it.

H E A L T H   T I P S:
~ The Super Bowl is only days away, and I know I am dreading going to a party where there are tons of fatty foods, chips, wings. One tip that might help you keep off the pounds is stay away from bright colored plates and cups. Red, oranges and yellows screams more more, eat more! Think of all the fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King and Taco Bell, that use these bright screaming colors in their logos; and you wonder why your getting the super size!

If you are having a party I would recommend blues or greens, those colors are much more soothing and relaxing therefore making you eat slower and in the end might help you to realize when you are full. 

~ Also drink a glass of water or milk before you start a meal: these liquids naturally need space in your belly, so therefore you will feel fuller without having to starve yourself.

4 comments:

Evil Lily said...

Congratulations!!

Good luck with the Super Bowl festivities! You can do it!

SusiePrue said...

i am so proud of you!!!! great job!
i have to tell you, this is inspiring me to get back into my swimming routine. i'm very limited in what i can do for a cardio workout because of my leg but swimming is perfect for me for 1000different reasons. i stopped going in june since the neighborhood pool closed for a remodel. even though it's been reopened for three months, i haven't been back. they do an incredible hydro-fit class on weeknights. i'm gonna get my butt back in there tonight thanks to you. yay!

LADY LAVONA said...

Go go go girl! I'm so proud of you, I know how hard it is! I fell off the wagon...due to recent events. I have to stop making excuses for myself though! Thanks for the inspiration! xo Lavona

The Caravan said...

Wow, you've done such a great job! It's so cool to see your progress, I think that helps to keep you motivated too!