Tag Archives: body progress

Measure-In Monday | Week #5

Good magical morning, everyone! What a morning it’s been already. I’ve been getting into the habit of waking up between 4:30 and 5, doing my stretches and starting the day! I gotta tell you, it feels fantastic.

I’m also pretty pleased to report that I’ve lost an overall 3lbs and 4 inches!! I noticed yesterday one of my tank tops was super loose on me – it belonged to someone who was much bigger when it was given to me, but it was still wearable with a sports bra, but now? I literally can’t wear it without it drooping everywhere.

I’m so proud of myself!

My goals for this next week are to keep hitting my daily water intake and track 4 workouts here. Slow and steady loses the weight!

Have an awesome, productive week, everyone!


Measure-In Tuesday?? | Week #4

I know, I totally dropped the ball on yesterday’s measurement update! But I did manage to get on the scale midday (not something I’d recommend- go for an early morning weigh-in for accuracy due to fluctuations throughout the day).

I’m down two pounds from my last weight check – which doesn’t tell me as much as my measurements.

Total loss: 2 inches (mostly in my midsection, hallelujah!)

Total gain: 2 inches (around my bust, because I wasn’t wearing my handy dandy bra. Eh, not a bad place to “gain”)

Net loss/gain: 0

Is that accurate? No. I should’ve taken a sip from my energy drink and put on my bloody bra. Am I perfect? I mean, almost (kidding… kinda). I want to keep things as transparent as possible with you all because this healthy journey is a rollercoaster ride with plenty of highs and lows. There’s no use in pretending it’s linear, or omitting details that might convince someone else that they’re struggles are valid.

Anywho, enough of this serious inspiration stuff. Today is shoulder day so I’ll be posting my workout around naptime.

Before I forget, I always like to give myself a little goal for the week, and to keep things simple and flexible, I’ll say my goal is to meet my daily water and work on perfecting the summer routine!

Have an awesome day, everyone!

Measure-In Monday | Week #3

I have some good news, and some bad news! Let’s start with the bad because why not?

Ok so if I haven’t mentioned it enough, my husband and I have finally signed a lease for a much bigger place, which means we’ve been in the process of packing. The only things not packed and/or already in the truck are bigger furniture pieces and the essentials. You know, bathroom stuff, food, some clothes.

Unfortunately I made the rookie mistake of packing away my tape measure… I know, I know. How could you, Raine? HOW??

Idk, mom brain, I guess?

But here comes the good news! I’ve lost .4 lbs since last week. So in a way, it’s still a measure in. It doesn’t seem like much but we’re going for slow and lasting results.

Anywho I’ve got a bit more to do here before we’re ready to dip out of this place so I’ll catch you guys next Monday!

Measure-In Monday | Week #2

Well, folks, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I lost 2 and a half inches all over… the bad news is I didn’t reach my daily water intake last week, so this week, I’m sticking with that as my goal until I can manage an entire week without missing a day!

Last week was a trial, given the stuff going on with the house we’re currently in, and moving within the next week. It’s been stressful!

But my husband and I had our anniversary yesterday, so we went to this restaurant in the town we’re moving to. It was so good! I got this veggie filled cajun alfredo with blackened chicken, and my husband got a classic chicken fried steak. Our eldest ended up with this huge mac n cheese burger!

A few bites in and I was filled to the brim! Obviously I took the rest home for leftovers lol

This week is going to be heavy on the packing so I probably won’t upload my workouts, but I assure you, they are getting done! Until next time!

Measure-In Monday | #1

That’s right folks, if you missed my last post on reverse dieting you might be surprised to see the good ol’ measure in mondays are back!! This is the first of many, and I hope I can keep this up! Drop some motivation in the comments to keep me accountable!

I haven’t measured my fat at all in quite awhile, so I was floored to see the inches I had packed on. It was a punch in the gut. Sure, I noticed my clothes were tighter, I had a lot more pain days than good ones, I even noticed jowels on my face. I’m not even 30, so I definitely shouldn’t have skin hanging off of my jaws. Daisy, the double chin, is back as well, someone I haven’t seen in quite some time.

I won’t keep you waiting. Below are my measurements and goal for this week:

I don’t want to start my deficit just yet, mostly because I’m worried my body will react badly so for now I’m sticking to 1,800 kcal per day, and working out 3-4 times each week.

Speaking of workouts, my hope is to do a 20 minute interval workout today followed by a couple of weighted shoulder-centric exercises.

Wednesday we’ll be doing a ton of walking, so I’ll stick to a simple, light lower body workout.

Friday I’m hoping to implement some different moves for an interval workout and a little bit of back strengthening yoga.

As mentioned, I’m not going into a deficit but I still need to have a goal, so this week I’m going to focus on getting my daily fix of that lovely liquid, H2O!

Here’s to hoping for a productive and successful week! What are your goals this week? Let me know down below!

No Junk January

Every month I’m doing a special challenge. Something that will push me to my limits. I’m someone who has a violent relationship with food, so naturally I need to start the new year with a bang.

January is a month where despite restrictions, I want to harness my inner mental health heroine. This month is a HUGE mental challenge for me. My eating disorder is not allowed to resurface this month, this year, and hopefully not ever again.

My own PERSONAL rules:

  • No fried food, salty or sweet stuff (cookies, pretzels, chips, candy), nothing with added sugar or salt (i.e. if it doesn’t need it for baking or cooking purposes, it’s a no), fast food is a big no (unless salads are optional), no alcohol
  • Photograph meals and snacks, to be posted at the end of each week
  • Measure every Monday
  • Cardio 4-5x/week
  • Legs-centric month

My body goals are to build my running legs for later 2018 challenges. I want to lose an inch of fat overall (so half an inch per thigh), but measurements are hard to determine especially with muscle growth vs fat loss. I’ll be taking body progress photos every week, but I probably won’t post until the end of the month. ANYWAY, enough rambling that I know you probably aren’t interested in hearing…

I hope everyone has an AWESOME month!