Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Shape Up Saturday Series: Update (Before and After)
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Shape Up Saturday Series: Update (Before and After)

12:00 AM

Skirt:  Cavender's (old) // Tanks:  Ewa Bazaar // Shoes:  UGG (old, Marshalls)

First I’d like to say that it’s been almost a year since I started this healthy lifestyle of mine!  Stay tuned because I have a nice little surprise next week to celebrate!  The skirt in this post is extremely symbolic to me.  It was this skirt that made me feel like I was the ugliest person on earth.  I bought this skirt when I gained weight thinking that it would be a great way to hide my weight gain.  I bought the largest size they had available thinking it would fit perfectly.  Well, it didn’t.  It was extremely tight.  When I put it on I felt terrible.  I thought maybe I could make this work, but I honestly couldn’t.  It was too tight and the poofiness of it made me look bigger than I actually was (which I didn’t think was possible given I was close to 200lbs).  It was this skirt that made me see how big I actually got.  When I put this skirt on for the first time in a year I was pleasantly surprised at how much bigger it was and how it didn’t look good even with the weight loss haha.  I’m going to be honest, I’m not quite sure what I was thinking with this skirt.  It’s just not flattering for my shape/size.  However, it’s nice to put it on and see how much weight I ACTUALLY lost.

This is why I say that the scale isn’t always the best way to measure your weight loss.  I actually weighed myself and I weigh more, yet again.  I’m convinced it’s muscle weight because I’m not doing anything differently besides working out, because I’m now working out twice a day.  I have 42 days until I leave for Poland and I want abs by then so I’ve been working extra hard.  I think I’m going to have to eliminate cheat days until then.  We will see if I will be able to do that because last weekend was quite the indulging weekend haha, and we still have 4th of July so I know I’ll be indulging some more.

Always make sure during your weight loss that you are taking progress pictures.  Thankfully for me I have a blog so I kind of have an abundance of photos, even though I wish I had more photos of me at my heaviest so that I had more to compare to.  When I look at old photos like this from a year ago I’m reminded of how far I’ve come (and my photos were extremely edited from this time period).  This is the feeling I want others to experience and this is why I say make sure you take pictures of your progress.  I know it’s hard to see yourself at a larger size than you’re used to, but trust me, having those pictures to compare is amazing.


**Please note, I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer.  Please consult with a professional prior to doing any of the workouts on this blog.  These are the workouts that I do and work for me, however if you are concerned with your form or if you are able to do these please contact your doctor.  Please also check with your doctor or nutritionist if the food/recipes that I'm posting are ok for your diet.

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