Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 33 - Update!

Yesterday was SUPER busy, so I didn't have a chance to post. But I was able to take a few measurements on Tuesday for a 30-ish day update for my 90-Day Challenge. I am down 2 inches in my waist and 2 inches in my chest. Hips stayed the same. I'm okay with that. My first 30 days involved the end of the school year, my birthday, and vacation. Although I think I tried to stay in the right lane, it was not 100% for all 30 days.

My goal is for the next 30 days to be very focused. No excuses. On my grind.

I started counting calories again on Monday and it's already made a huge difference. On "normal" days, I see that I am eating about 500 calories UNDER the 1900 calories I am allowed. And that's not even counting the calories I burn while exercising. And yesterday, I had a "scheduled" high calorie day (teacher inservice AND Bunco... I knew I would go over), that went WAY over what I estimated.

Point made. I NEED to count and journal so I KNOW what I am doing. I think it will make a big difference.

I bought some new workout clothes from Old Navy, and I thought I looked pretty good at the gym this morning. Sometimes I am still torn about the amount of money that I have spent on myself this month between the Body by Vi shakes and new workout gear, but I really have to remind myself that I am worth it!

I had a real Ah ha! moment at the gym today. I am going to have to make the gym a part of my life, for the rest of my life. No matter what happens from here on out, I need to exercise at least 3-5 days per week for the rest of my life. Period.

I don't know... that fact just kind of "clicked" today. I have got to stop the days of letting my gym routine and exercise schedule be pushed to the side whenever life gets busy. My life will ALWAYS be busy. Now that my ex-husband is back in the picture and helping me A LOT with the kids, I am still super-busy all the time! That won't change. But I NEED TO CHANGE the way I prioritize my time when it comes to ME AND MY HEALTH. Nothing can get in my way.


  1. Hi Hollie,

    I enjoy reading your blog. I'm inspired by your determination, and I love that you keep it real. It's a daily struggle with some good days and some not so good days, but you are doing a great job! Since last October, I've been blogging about my journey as well and believe me I know and understand the struggle, and I know the courage it takes to put it all out there. I believe you (we) can and will meet your (our)goals.

    Love the new workout gear. You are looking fabulous!!! Keep pressing and keep the inspiration coming.

    Stacey Strickler

  2. Hi Hollie! I just wanted to say great work. I am a beachbody coach and love helping motivate others to make healthy choices. Have you ever heard of beachbody programs? They are awesome! And a great way to ditch the gym, it's so much more convenient to workout at home. I can relate with the busy, kids, trying to fit in a workout, it just gets crazy. If your interested in any beachbody programs then let me know! I'd love to hear from ya! I could help suggest some awesome programs for you if you like. Just let me know! ( Otherwise, keep up the good work girl! You can do this!


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