Starting Point

Thanks for all of your supportive comments this morning! 😀 I’m really excited to get “serious” about my healthy living habits, and I love that so many of you want to join me! It’s nice to know that I have a virtual support system to keep me going. So, if you’re on board, get ready to step-it-up a notch. It’s going to be FUN! :mrgreen:


Mid-morning, I snacked on a Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bar. It be honest, the flavor was pretty nasty, but I was hungry and it had a bunch of “superfoods” in it, so I ate it anyway.


After my snack, I packed-up to go to Healthworks for a Fitness Assessment and a workout.


I’m so happy to be back at Healthworks!!! Best.gym.ever!


Fitness Assessment

At HW, I met with my trainer friend, Tara, so she could take my measurements as a starting point for Lose the Dough. I was on the fence about posting my “stats” on the blog, but Tara encouraged me to do so. Posting them on the blog for everyone to see will be great motivation. Eek! 😯

Ok, I’ve never done this before, but here we go!

Starting Point:

Weight: 132 pounds

Body Fat: 22.9%

BMI: 22.7

Waist: 27 inches

Abdomen: 28.25 inches

Hips: 37.25 inches

Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.72


I have some goals in mind about where I want these numbers to be at the end of the challenge, but I will reveal them once I think about my goals a little more.

Healthworks members: If you want to get your own “stats” taken, visit the Fitness Desk (at any location) and ask for a Fitness Assessment. It takes about 30 minutes and it’s totally free! Just make sure to not exercise before it. (It will mess up your results.)


At Healthworks this afternoon, I took my favorite class: BODY PUMP!


Man, I LOVE this workout! It kicks my butt every time! :mrgreen:

Today’s class was HARD! I was actually surprised how weak I felt today. Usually, I am one of the “strongest” people in the class with the most weight on my bar, but not today. I bumped down my weight on every track, and I was still struggling!

I am going to be SO SORE tomorrow! I wonder if I can finagle a massage out of my husband? 😉

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After Body Pump, I did 35 minutes on the elliptical while watching Kelly Ripa’s True Hollywood Story.


Then, I hit the shower only to realize that I am totally out of practice packing for the gym. I forgot ALL of my make-up, flip-flops for the shower (eww!), and I packed two left sneakers. Um, yea.


Now, I’m sporting my gym sneakers with jeans, which is not nearly as fashionable as skinny jeans with tall boots! 😉



For lunch, I packed a peanut butter and jelly on Sandwich Thins and a pear. I’m also planning to get some sort of delicious Starbucks beverage in a little bit.


Ok, time to get some writing done! I’m still 2 chapters behind!

And, I have some exciting news for you guys later on!


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