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Bridal Boot Camp: Check In #2


What a long week it’s been! We spent the better part of the week at the hotel and it was an amazing change of scenery. Sometimes it’s good to get away from the monotony of every day life for a little reset.

We went swimming every single day (and a couple of nights as well), and we made some friends – I’ll have a vlog up for you guys later, I recorded a lot of videos. Despite my husband having to work still, even he felt like this was a nice getaway – he invited his coworkers over to grill and swim with us. This little staycation gave us a taste of what it’ll be like at our new house!

Now to the progress/setbacks:

Despite being out of the house, I still wanted to get my workouts in and eat as close to my “diet” as possible. I took measurements on Monday and noticed how my body has stayed within an inch or two of what those measurements were, for a few months with very minor fluctuations. My most successful month this year has been January because of how restricted my diet was – I don’t mean I wasn’t allowed good food, but I definitely limited myself to no outside food (no chips, no fast food, no added sugar, etc.).

I got my juices in each day – though I completely forgot my Greek yogurt at home, so it wasn’t as thick and smoothie-like. The groovy thing about the hotel was that it was fully furnished – no, I mean, FULLY furnished! Microwave, blender, washing machine and dryer… everything! We managed to stock up the fridge with tons of goodies for everyone, including some salads that my husband picked up on the way back from work!

As for my workouts. I did a little bit of everything, but I wanted to focus on my midsection a little more than everything else – so while I still did some simple arm and leg work, I worked on strengthening my core, and some back stretches as well.

My overall loss in the past week has been 3 inches! I’m quite proud of myself, I must say! Most of the loss came from my legs, but 1/2 an inch was around my hips so I’m pleased with that.

My back pain hasn’t entirely improved – it was good and then Thursday it was just awful, and after coming back to the house, the first morning felt better and it’s been downhill, so I’m going to try really hard to do at least 10 minutes of yoga + stretching twice a day. Fingers crossed and if you have any suggestions, please comment below!

All in all, a successful week and I hope to see more of that this summer. Let’s get to it!

 

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Monday Check-In

Another Monday is upon us, which is the day of checking in, measuring and setting up another challenge!

This past week was pretty good! I had an issue that I’m still working on; being snack happy! However, I made some strides in not snacking too much and my measurement chart shows it!

I lost almost two inches over all, though I definitely gained muscle as well which is fantastic! I had loss in my hips (which is where my fat is most stubborn) and my calves – my legs and butt are showing some muscle growth, but my arms have stayed the same (another stubborn fat area).

A non scale victory that I achieved this week was getting closer to being confident in a bikini! One of my resolutions this year is to confidently wear a bikini by summer. Technically it’s Spring, so I’ve got time but I didn’t wear a shirt at the pool this weekend and even though I was very aware of my body, I managed to do it!

My challenge for this week is to meet my hydration goal – which is to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water each day. It’s getting hot here in the desert which means I need to be ON TOP of my water intake!!

I challenge you guys to meet your minimum water intake goal this week! Let’s make it a good week, folks!