Friday, December 18, 2009

Burn Fat Burn Update

Back on November 17th, I did a post about how I was going to lose weight and get more in shape. After having four children, it was high time to lose all the baby weight and get back to the thin me. I knew this task was NOT going to be easy, but that it was going to take hard work and a lot of sweat for the pounds to come off.

Well after one month of the mantra, "Burn Fat Burn", I weighed myself this morning at the YMCA after my workout and I am down 10 pounds. I am VERY proud of myself, but I cannot take all of the credit for the weight coming off. I give 50% of the credit to Kristi, the Zumba instructor, who inspires me twice a week to work harder and not give up when I feel like dying in class. I give 25% of the credit to the elliptical machine that I am on about three times a week. Then I give myself 25% for being stubborn and not giving up on losing the weight.

Along the way, my husband has also decided to get more in shape. Keith started taking his lunch to work and he tries to get to the YMCA every two days for a workout. Some days to get his workout in, he leaves work early on vacation time. Keith is down 12 pounds to date. A few days ago I told him I didn't want to hear about his weight loss because I have been stuck with no weight loss the last few weeks and I was feeling sorry for myself. But, he just told me that I am gaining muscle and to just keep at it.

They always say that the first 10 pounds come off the easiest, so I am already dreading how much more sweat and pain it will be to get another 10 pounds off. But, I will not give up. I am in this for the long haul.

Take care,


  1. Congrats! 10 pounds is awesome! And, now I feel fat.

  2. Way to go!! 10 pounds is awesome and guys always lose weight faster! Keep up the good work and this is the hardest time of year to exercise and eat right! You're amazing!


  3. way to go - both of you!!! Keep it up, i know you can do it!! i have struggled too and am happy to say i am down 37-i cannot even believe that i am saying that-37 pounds!!! That is more than Chase weighs!!!! I have been maintaining this weight since October, it is now time to hit it hard again and make the scale go further! Dont forget to add some weight training in there, just a little goes a long way! See you at Christmas!

  4. Congrats on your recent weight loss! How exciting! Keep up the great job!

  5. Congrats that is AWESOME! You got me motivated...after the new year though :)!