I “met” Dani in “Bloggy World” about a year ago. She introduced herself on my fitness blog All Pain ~ No Gain, and ever since then we have been Accountability partners. She’s done an awesome job on her own, but I have to say that I’m solely responsible for introducing her to resistance bands, and Miss Jillian Michaels!
(Picture of my husband and I in June of 2008)
I started out weighing about 158-162 lbs. (I topped out at 182 with my kids). I was losing slowly, so I though it would be a good idea to start a blog about it for support (it’s the best thing I did!). I began doing Jillian Michaels’ Making the Cut and saw huge results from it. It is meant to me a 30 day thing, but I did it for 9 months. After 9 months I changed things up by doing Zumba & spin classes. Then my family moved into my in-laws house while our new home was being built and I started P90X. I completed the 90 days and saw my muscles had changed for the better.
My goal weight is 125 lbs, and of course there’s always something that pops up along the way. In September I fell down a fight of stairs cracking 2 ribs and bruising 4 vertebrae. It wasn’t the injuries that were the problem, it was what turned up on the CT scan with my bladder and uterus. The very same day Dani started “Crunchin” for the Christmas Crunch Challenge I was in surgery to repair my bladder and uterus. I SO badly wanted to join you all and be there for support. But the doctors have told me no lifting over 5 lbs for 8 weeks. (I guess they don’t have kids of their own and don’t know how impossible this is with a 4 and 2 year old).
(November 2 2009 - The day before my surgery)
Throughout my recovery I pretty much just ran on the treadmill. I slowly saw my muscles get smaller and smaller, but there was nothing I could do about it. On Christmas day I actually weighed 120 lbs. A week later I started doing P90X again and my muscle is coming back. I’m currently at the weight of 124 – 125 lbs. Which is my goal weight.
My goal here is to walk this journey with you, tone up my body, and live a HEALTHY and FIT life.
(November 25 2009)