Fitness Friday: Recap

Alright, ya’ll. The past two weeks, life happened, and I got off track with updating. I haven’t gain or lost weight. However, I am back with a vengeance. I want to lose this weight. I want to be under 200 lbs by December 1st. Here is how I am going to do it:

  1. ONLY water to drink. I have been really good about not drinking coke, however I am still drinking sweet tea and milk. One day, all I drank was milk. Which is fine if it were 8 oz. I’m pretty sure I drank 32 oz that day.
  2. Eating only white meat. I love steak, and burgers. It also doesn’t help that there’s a great burger place within a five minute walk from me. So, no more red meat for this month.
  3. 10,000 steps a day. I went to the park with my family the other day, and it was when I was feeling down about my weight. I weighed myself the next day, and was surprised by the lower number. Paul said we put in 5,000 steps that day. What?! That didn’t feel like much. So I am going to start using my Fitbit again.

Don’t forget to check out Deanna’s progress! Thanks for reading!

-Kristen D.


Fitness Friday #8- Success!

Okay, so I weighed myself this morning and am 207.6 pounds. That means I reached my goal that I set. After two weeks of no progress, this was a nice change. Now I am going to try to reach 200 next week. I’m pumped!

But, Kristen, that’s 7.6 pounds in one week! Yes, I know. Here’s the thing. I haven’t been exercising. I will walk, and find activities to walk, but not actually exercise. So, I am going to actually start P90X again. I will concentrate on the weight loss cardio program they have set.

In other good news, usually my resting heart rate is around 90 bpm. Yesterday, it was 80 bpm. 19 pounds definitely takes off some stress from my heart! However, I went to the doctor a few months ago about chest pains. I didn’t think a whole lot about it, but I finally followed up with them this week. There is an abnormality on my ekg. I don’t know if it’s anything to worry about, but appreciate prayers.

My favorite meal this week was Ranch Baked Pork Chops. Yummy! Really simple to make. Take the pork chops and any veggies you like. Place in a single layer on aluminum foil covered pan. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle ranch dressing packet, garlic, salt, and pepper over the pork chop and veggies. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20ish minutes and then broil for 2 more minutes.

Super yummy! Be sure to check out Deanna’s progress on her page! Thanks for reading!

-Kristen D.


Fitness Friday #5- A Day Late, but Successful!

Yesterday’s schedule got a little hectic for me, which is why I am posting this a little late. So, without further ado…

fitnessfridays5aBoom! I am down 17 pounds! My clothes that were too tight are starting to fit well. My clothes that fit well are starting to get loose!

According to my reward system, I am due for a new magazine subscription and a mani/pedi. I am very excited, and I can’t wait until I am under 200. I also can’t believe it has taken me two years to really get my act together.

There is a fitness meme out there that says, “A year from now you’ll thank yourself.” If I had started this a year ago, I would already be under 200 and possibly to my goal weight. No more waiting!

The past week, we have been going to the local park. It has a playground for Gabe and a wonderful shady dog park for Bear. It also has a nice trail for walking/running. I will be continuing this for next week. It gets all of us out of the house and a little more active.

My favorite meal from this week was a recipe I found on Pinterest. One Pot Spicy Sausage Skillet. Paul and I love spicy food, and this was spicy and flavorful! I added all the ingredients up and one serving is around 388 calories! Score!

My goals for this week:

  1. Walk the trail everyday.
  2. Start a push-up challenge.
  3. Start a healthy recipe collection.

Also, here is a before and after:

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Don’t forget to check out Deanna’s page for her Fitness Friday updates!

Thanks for reading!

-Kristen D.


Fitness Friday #4

Soooo, I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday. She told me I have pneumonia. So, needless to say, I have been taking it easy for the past few days. I feel much better after the medications, but still have a cough. It’s not as intense as it was on Saturday, though. Since I have hardly done anything health wise, other than watching what I eat, I will simply repeat my goals from last week.

I am down to 215.2 pounds. So, not a complete bust for the week. I am happy it went down a little as opposed to gaining weight. I have a feeling this week will be an awesome week as far as fitness.

My favorite meal from this week was Shrimp Scampi from Olive Garden. My husband and I celebrated our four year anniversary this week, and that was our meal. I am so proud of myself! I only had one breadstick. Ask anyone who knows me… bread is like my candy. I did get strawberry cheesecake for our anniversary dessert. It is the Walmart version, so at least the servings are small. That was my cheat this week.

So, next week I am going to go to the dog park everyday, cook more at home, and find a free activity to do that will help get me in shape! Don’t forget to check out Deanna’s blog for her progress!

-Kristen D.


Fitness Friday #2

Hello! Flowers? Why that means!!!

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Yes! Yes, it does! I have lost my first five pounds. *Happy Dance* Here is the break down of the past week:

  • I am down to 220.4 pounds! My actual starting weight was 226.4, but rounded down to 225 in my first post because I like even increments… yeah, I’m odd. (Hehe, see what I did there?)
  • My favorite meal was comprised of steak. Okay, two meals. Tuesday evening, a friend provided dinner (thanks, Marie!) and it was a delicious steak and half of a baked potato. The other was a Panera steak and arugula sandwich with a fruit cup. I could eat one of those at least three times a week.
  • My failures this week were not exercising. In my defense I spent the Monday through Wednesday traveling, setting up/breaking down a photo shoot. That was a lot of energy. I did have fried food, but only twice. Both times they were french fries with a grilled chicken sandwich. I’ve done pretty well with drinking water, but needed some variety. I had a diet coke, a sweet tea, and an açaí berry unsweet green tea.
  • My major accomplishment was actually keeping track of my calories. I would eat when hungry rather than out of boredom. I honestly didn’t think this would be something I would keep up with, but am very happy with the results.

My goals for this week are:

  1. Actually do P90X.
  2. Make a list of healthy foods I love and stock the ingredients.
  3. No sweets!

Normally if I crave sweets I would sit down with the WHOLE box of cookies and eat them with a big glass of milk. Yesterday, I got three cookies and 8 oz. of milk, and it was enough. I also only ate half of my sushi last night for dinner. This portion control is really working for me.

Don’t forget to check out Deanna’s blog to see her fitness progress! Tune in next week for another Fitness Friday! Thanks for reading!

-Kristen D.

 


Fitness Friday #1

I am so excited to announce that I will be teaming up with my awesome friend, Deanna, to become healthier. Every week on Friday we will both be posting updates on our fitness progress.

Here is what to expect each week:

  • Overall progress with weight loss.
  • My favorite meal.
  • Weekly goals.
  • My biggest accomplishment.
  • My failures. (Hopefully they are few and far between.)

Here are the rules:

  1. I must post every Friday.
  2. I will weigh myself once a week, every Friday morning.
  3. Every five pounds lost will result in a reward (not food).
  4. I can have one cheat meal a week.
  5. I must follow the exercise program I am using. (I tend to get lazy with it.)
  6. I will post an updated photo every four weeks.

So which exercise program am I using? Good ol’ P90X! I started P90X last year and did really well for about a month. Then I got lazy. That can’t happen again. I will exercise Monday-Saturday and rest on Sunday. I will be using MyFitnessPal to track my diet.

What are my rewards when I lose five pounds?

  • 5 lbs.- Fresh Flowers
  • 10 lbs.- New Magazine Subscription
  • 15 lbs.- Mani/Pedi
  • 20 lbs.- Go to the Movies
  • 25 lbs.- New Workout Outfit
  • 30 lbs.- New Haircut
  • 35 lbs.- New Camera Strap
  • 40 lbs.- Go to the Aquarium
  • 45 lbs.- Makeover
  • 50 lbs.- New Book
  • 55 lbs.- Spa Day
  • 60 lbs.- New Camera Lens
  • 65 lbs.- Visit New York
  • 70 lbs.- New Wardrobe

Yes, that is a total of 70 lbs. My current weight is 225, and my goal weight is 155. It’s going to be hard, but I will have the support of friends and family and I really want this.

My goals for the week:

  1. Zero fried food.
  2. Only water to drink.
  3. Eat a salad everyday.

So, tune in every Friday for an update on our progress! Be sure to check out Deanna’s page for how she will be getting healthy! Also, I will be tracking my everyday healthy habits on Instagram! Follow me @kristendellis on IG.

Without further ado, here is my before photo. Oh, the irony of a photographer not liking their photo taken!

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What about you? What are your goals this week to become healthier? Let me know if the comments!

-Kristen D.