all I can say right now L is, THANK YOU! you just don't know how much motivated I got after reading your blog. *tears* I gained a whopping 45 pounds w/in 3 years of bein here in america. imagine how much pain I am goin thru right now. But as ive said, 2009 is mine.. ill conquer it all.. thanks for your help..
♥ Kristine, no tears hun... although I know exactly what you're feeling. Trust me when I tell you to tell yourself to "shut the fuck up" and tell yourself everyday while lookin' at yourself in the mirror, "i can do it". Just imagine how great you will feel an hour AFTER you work out. An hour ain't shit for workin out. I've ONLY been doin' an hour durin' that whole time period. Shit, sometimes I'd only do 30 minutes. I'd do cardio for 20 and then do quick weights for 10. And if you're in the habit of eatin' too much crap, ask yourself before you eat it, how you're goin to feel afterwards. Taste is a sacrifice but all hard work is repaid, remember that! You can do it!!!
You look good! I just had a baby a little less than 6 months ago, and definitely want to start working out (have never worked out before). I really need to be motivated lol to do it. I already lost the weight (from taking care of the baby by myself) just need to tone up.
♥ Girl, you are lucky you don't have to worry about losin' tha fat! You've already won half the battle and can go right to toning up!! :)
gah i wish i had your motivation!!
but u are right, i gotta try harder
this year this year i swear, i am going to lose the weight XD!!
L..ive gotta follow your advice and tell those little voices that I can do it! your absolutely right! when your hubby gets back, he is gonna be like DAYUM! woohooo!!! and your babyboy is so cute :D this post was very inspirational. cant wait to read more!
♥ Yumeko & Sarai - I promise it's those voice, that's the only thing that is stopping you. Seriously, as soon as you start makin excuses NOT to go, tell yourself to just shut up and go! The hard part is JUST that, as soon as you're there and you see all them motivated sexy people tryin' to get to the same place as you, you will feel different and be in a diff. state of mind. Do it ya'll!!!
You're truly inspirational L. I don't have trouble with weight gain simply for the fact that it's hard for me to gain any weight. I hate being so tiny. It makes me sad. I lack energy cause I'm lazy. But seeing that all your work paid off, it does make me think that I can live much healthier. The hardest part is to start, so I just gotta take that step. Thanks girl :)
♥ Woman!! I wish I had your problem!!! All you need to do is take protein and you can tone up right quick! Shit, I'd be on Ciara-arm status right now lookin' mad lean! LOL.
L you're so inspirational. Since coming to Korea in September, I'm sure I've gained a lot, my face was noticeably rounder cuz I usually sit around and stand while I teach. Now I'm getting so annoyed at how I got all this excess chub and after reading your post, I said to myself, yes I need to and I can do it =)
I don't have easy access to a gym and it's cold outside, plus I can't speak or read Korean. Do you have any suggestions on a diet that would help with reducing the chub without regular exercise?
♥ First thing you need to do is watch what you eat. You can literally lost 10 pnds in one month if you do that. Cut out the soda and the sugar. Eat lots of greens and drink lots of water. Oh, and you may want to NOT eat after 7pm. Try that for a month and see how that works for you. If you cant go to a gym or jog/run outside, consider workin' out at home. You've got the internet right? Youtube some stuff up like Tai-Bo and keep ya body movin for at least 20 minutes!!! You can do it girl!
Wow L this post is totally inspiration! I gained like 20lbs ever since highschool because I just ate and ate during art school and not gave a shit... I seriously bought junk food at 7-11 everyday during my break, ate whole boxes of cookies, etc etc.. it was soooo bad then 2 years later I'm like OMFG what the hell happened to me! At least you had an excuse because you were pregnant! Not me. =(
Anyway, I started a work out routine back in September and I've done pretty good I think although my results are a lot slower than yours because I only go 2-3 times a week and I still eat pretty much what I want but just a little bit healthier ... I guess my overall goal is not to get "skinny" but just be a little more healthy and be able to eat what I want without becoming totally obese!
♥ I know how that feels girl. When I started workin' after I had my baby, the whole office would walk over to 7-11 and I would fkn eat those damn Jalepeno and Cheese toquitos. (O_o) I had to quit that shit after a while cuz I was like, wtf am I tryin to do to myself since I hadn't lost the baby weight to begin with. I hear ya on the goal not bein' to be "skinny". Mine wasn't either. I figured it this way... if my clothes get looser and I notice definition and tone, I'm good. It only motivated me even more when other people noticed. It's a good feeling.
L I'm so glad you posted this..seriously! This year I really wanna lose 10 pounds and yes I "CAN" do it hehe. Really you look great, I wish I could keep the booty like you. Do you do any butt workouts or are you naturally blessed?! LMAO..Sucks for me when I do lose weight the first thing that goes is my booty and boobs lol
♥ LMFAO. You're gun hate me, I'm naturally blessed but I do do squats and leg presses that target the buttocks to keep it firm. But yea man, my boobs go too... sucks ass.
abby =) said...
l you look good. and im going to be doing this after the baby is born. im gaining so much weight from the pregnancy its insane.. this motivates me a lot
♥ Abby dear, let your body adjust after you have your baby. You will generally lose weight when you breast feed. But when your body heals some, you can start workin out by takin' walks with baby. :) Trust me, I was 120-125lbs pre prego and then got up to 172lbs when I was about to give birth. I lost about 20lbs within the first 6 wks but had trouble after that. But all is said and done cuz I wanted to do the best I could to get back to pre prego weight. I still have excess stomach skin but you know, I don't think there is much I can do about that. (O_o) I'll just do the best I can. You can do it girl! Just enjoy your pregnancy right now!