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Gretchen Joubert

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My journey to a healthier, happier me.

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 155 (First Goal Complete)

I HAVE REACHED MY GOAL OF 30lbs LOST!!!

The number on the scale this morning blew me away. When I began this, I thought 30lbs was going to take a whole year, today I’m thinking…”you can do 30 more”. My body feels different, my spirit is different….all that in 6 months.

For some of you just joining the journey with me…let me tell you, I was once in a place where I knew I needed to lose weight but just wasn’t motivated enough to do it. I have to give some credit to Biggest Loser for the motivation to keep going. This last season on the show there was a young girl, Courtney, on it; she weighed 390lbs at the start of the show. I thought…” This young lady weighs more than me….if she can do it, so can I.” As each week went by, I was more and more motivated to keep going. Of course, I wasn’t dropping weight at the rate they were, but I was losing weight.

So where do i go from here?

My next goal has been set, and in my eyes it’s a pretty lofty one… Lose another 30lbs by my birthday, for a total of 60lbs lost this year. If  I can reach that goal: I will  be back in the 100’s, at a weight I haven’t seen since my first pregnancy- 7 years ago. I know I CAN DO IT… and I hope you all continue to support me as I move forward on my journey. It has meant so much to see all the Facebook “LIKES” and comments on my posts.  THANK YOU!

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 126

Two months have gone by….and I feel like I’ve hit a plateau here. 4/5lbs to go and lots of challenges lately, including a week long family vacation. Relaxing – yes, Good for the Diet – well, it could have been worse. So to get “back on the horse” I’ve started doing the Biggest Loser CardioMax video. WOW! is that a good workout. I thought after 120+ days my body had improved (and it has… ) but this just took it up another notch. Muscle groups that haven’t been “worked-out” in I don’t know how long have come to life…and the soreness I’m feeling from 2 days ago is proof of that. Encouraging to feel the burn though.

How are you’re journeys going? Have you stayed on track? It’s said it takes 90 days to change a habit, so if you’re just getting started… keep at it! time really does go quickly and it’s so worth it. If you’ve taken a detour from you’re original commitment….now’s a great time to pick it back up.

Here are some great sites to help you out:

myfitnesspal.com and dailymile.com

I’ve benefited from them 10-fold already and the best part is they are free. (It will help keep you accountable as well.)

Hope to be back in about a week with an update on the Week 1 of CardioMax. Until then…keep moving! 🙂

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 66

…..and 22 days later I reappear. Wish I had a good excuse but…alas….I am without one.

Life has been crazy and the last month has been challenging for my diet as well. I’ve had good days, and I’ve had bad days (although, not as bad as they could have been). There has been one common denominator on bad days- STRESS. Ranging all over the board from work, to volunteering, colds,to selling our house….you name it and I’ve probably stressed it. However, God is good and He keeps it manageable.

I’m glad to say that today I reached a half way point of 15.6 lbs lost. I’m definitely feeling the difference already. I’m hoping that I can keep that momentum going and exceed the original goal I set out with at the beginning of this year. There’s still is 15 lbs to go though….and I have a feeling they will not be easy to get rid of.

 

 

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 44

Waking up this morning a little groggy.  Bible study,meetings, and a 10pm volleyball game last night made for a long day. Good news is that we won all 3 games, bad news is I some how managed to strain a muscle in my right shoulder blade ( before volleyball !?! ). So my plan is to try and do the total resculpt video. Depending on how that goes, I may bike after or in place of the video.

 

Yesterday’s Workout: Volleyball League

Remember you can always track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Challenges: Getting in plenty of fruits and veggies.

Today’s Planned Work Out:  Schwinn 220 Cycling, 30 mins, may try Total Resculpt

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 43

Yesterday’s Workout: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 7.6 mile in 30 mins.

Remember you can always track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Challenges: Getting in plenty of fruits and veggies.

Today’s Planned Work Out:  Volleyball League

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 42

Happy Valentines Day to all! I hope that all who are watching their calories/diets aren’t too tempted by the sweets that usually accompany Valentine’s. I know that chocolate is a big weak spot for myself.

Yesterday I ended up cycling for 20 mins and dropped the extra workout. It was nice to have gotten in the cycling and I still was under calories. Decided to go ahead and decrease my daily calorie goal from 1870 to 1570. That should give me about 1.5 per week of weight loss. I typically achieved that number before, so I figured…might as well make it a goal. I like results, and this should help me get them.

 

Yesterday’s Workout: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 5 mile in 20 mins.

Remember you can always track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Challenges: Getting in plenty of fruits and veggies.

Today’s Planned Work Out:  Schwinn 220 Cycling, 7.6 mile in 30 mins.

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 41

Today I celebrate valentine’s day with the hubby. I’m making steaks, potatoes and white choc raspberry cheesecake. So yummy, but to do all of this and feel…well… like I’m not eating away all my calories…. I’m going to need to put in a good work out. Time to fire up the Netflix and Crunch:Total Resculpt. Been a few days and I’m needing to get some muscle work in. Hoping to have enough ambition to bike as well.

 

Yesterday’s Workout: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 6.7  miles in 25 mins.

Remember you can always track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Challenges: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with out going over board on the eating.

Today’s Planned Work Out: Total Resculpt and hopefully Schwinn 220 Cycling.

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 40

Yesterday’s Workout: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 14.7  miles in 60 mins.

Remember you can always track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Challenges: Wanting to have a beverage with my husband and convincing myself that the calories are worth it.

Today’s Planned Work Out: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 6.7  miles in 25 mins.

30lbs by 30yrs: Day 39

Today I went for a full hour on the bike. Wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I was able to watch Grey’s Anatomy while doing it so it keeps me occupied. About to go take measurements for the week. Wish me luck. 🙂

 

Yesterday’s Workout: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 10.7  miles in 40 mins.

Remember you can always track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Challenges: School Dance tonight…need to have a good supper and few snacks.

Today’s Planned Work Out: Schwinn 220 Cycling, 14.7  miles in 60 mins.

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