The pressure is on
This week the East coast got hit with Snow Storm Juno, dumping about 20 inches+ of that fluffy white stuff. Although it was a pretty view with glistening trees, the state called a mandatory curfew on Monday night and forced people to stay home on Tuesday. Luckily, almost everyone had a snow day or two, but as of today, it's back to reality for some people, including myself. As the snow fell, I couldn't help but think "only 18 more days till Disney. Only 18 more days and I'm out of this mess..." Which then led me to think..."Damnit...only 18 more days, which is 2 and a half more weeks to get down to my goal weight!" So the pressure is on as now I only have 17 more days to slim down. I have been eating healthy (with the exception of this weeks snow days...let's just say I splurged and bought a box of chips ahoy cookies...and by today ((Wednesday)) there are only 5 cookies left.) I know, I know, bad me...but I did make up for it by exercising and shoveling my heart out! I had the chance of working out all week...Yesterday I was outside for 2 and a half hours shoveling my driveway with my parents, as well as all our elderly neighbors' we help on the block....when I got back in, I was starving and pigged out...took a nap...then after dinner I went on the treadmill and worked out even more. On top of the 2 and a half hours of shoveling, I ran/power-walked 2 miles as well as my crunches, jumping jacks, squats and more. -- Then I had more cookies. Today it's back to work, back to reality, back to clean eating. I had two days of splurging, but now the pressure is on...DISNEY!
So here are some updates on my progress since after the holidays. I'm happy with the progress on my arms and legs...but wish I can lose my pouch. No matter how many crunches and ab exercises I do, I feel like everywhere on my body gets toned EXCEPT my stomach. It's really frustrating because that's all I care about..my stomach...not my arms, not my legs, not my neck...my stomach.
- Before pic: 12/01/14
- After pic: 1/27/15
- Before Pics: 12/15/14
- After Pics: 1/27/15
I don't have a before picture of my stomach laying down, but here's a picture I took on Saturday, 1/17, and yesterday, 1/27/15. It's getting there...not as fast as the other parts but slowly but surely I'm making progress. I have a few before and after's of me in the mirror with a bra and underwear but I'm a little reluctant to put them online. (Hope you ladies understand)
I like these before and after pics, and think I'm going to continue posting through out my journey. It shows a real woman's with PCOS progress without being photo shopped or tampered with (as you see on Pinterest or other sites.)