Shanna’s Skinny It Up Challenge :: Week 4

Week 4.

I guess this is my fourth week. Wow. I’m 1/3 of the way through my challenge, but I’m starting to feel like it’s less of a “challenge” and more of a way to train myself into getting in the habit of living a healthier lifestyle.

Eating healthy is natural now. I’m not craving my usual Saturday morning Bojangles chicken biscuit…not saying that I don’t WANT one, but I’m just not eating them because why ruin everything I did all week for one guilty pleasure? It’s just not worth it to me.

I didn’t work out last night and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I felt kinda guilty. I ended up doing a few minutes of abs before bed. I needed the day off to let my body rest because boy was I tired after 2 PT sessions and an Inner Strength class. I slept like a baby last night instead of my usual tossing and turning. I’ve been sleeping better overall, and waking up earlier… for those of you that know me well, I got to work on time two days in a row! I couldn’t believe it. And I even did 20 jumping jacks this morning.

Aside from feeling better, my clothes are fitting better. I have only lost 3 pounds, but after talking to quite a few people, we are thinking that I have been gaining some muscle weight and losing inches. I hope so!

I do need to measure again and see for sure. I started keeping a food journal so I could make sure that I was eating healthy, and my diet seems to be pretty on point…
If you want to start keeping a food journal, try this one out – its purse size for the ladies and already has spaces for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks! Its only $8 on Amazon, so give it a shot.

I’m still staying strong with the Visalus shakes for breakfast and the Custom Fit Meals for lunch. I’ve even been doing some of the Custom Fit Meals for dinner too on nights where I don’t have time to cook. Ben has had a few of them and likes them too, as long as he adds a bit of hot sauce to spice it up… and he LOVES the protein bars. I think everyone who has ever tried one of those loves them.

Working out with Delaney is becoming more of a routine and I am not DYING by the end of it. I do notice that I’m not whining quite as much, which I am sure she appreciates! I am working out today at 12:30 because I have to pick Ben up from the airport this evening – see life gets in the way, but I am not letting it keep from me from not working out – I just rescheduled – it’s not as convenient, but I can manage it! I am making sure that I am getting in at least 4 workouts a week and will hopefully be up to 5 by next week. Its time I stop avoiding cardio equipment.

BUT on Monday I did 15 minutes on the Cybex Arc Trainer @ Seaboard after my PT session. It was low impact and even had a fan, a freaking FAN on it! Awesome. I’d have to say it was my favorite piece of cardio I’ve ever worked out on. O2 has them at Brennan, Falconbridge and Seaboard and in case you were wondering, here is what they look like, and no, that’s not me in the picture…yet.

Speaking of pictures, Delaney took a before picture last week, I looked like a hot mess, but I promise I will share it with my after picture in another 2 months, as long as my after is more ‘hot’ than ‘hot mess’.


1 Comment(s)

  1. Chelsea says:

    Keep it up!! Nothing better than clothes fitting better, huh? Food journal is great idea. Many times we are unaware of snacking or portion sizes that are secretly sabotaging your path to success! See you next week at Inner Strength!

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