I'm 2 weeks into the "I am so done" weight loss effort and I am feeling really great. Yay for no more junk food bloat!! (although don't ask me how much candy I consumed on that little friends get together) The first week I lost 3.5 pounds but I never really count that first week because you're basically just losing the bloat that your body has been enduring up until that point, right? This week I lost just 1 but it's enough to keep me going strong. Hopefully by next week I'll feel a difference in my clothes.
I have to say it hasn't been all that difficult for me--I mean, I am the poster child for yo-yo dieting after all so I've been here before. More times than I care to count. And I know overeating gets me nowhere. I cut out all snacking and work out 5 days a week. Sure, some nights I am dying to mindlessly eat a bag of Doritos or make homemade chocolate chip cookies. But again, I know it won't help me reach my goal, and it just makes me feel like crap physically and emotionally. That doesn't mean I don't look forward to my free day each week. :)
Lots of Easter candy and goodies are coming my way and hopefully I can handle it without downing an entire bag of mini Cadbury eggs. Talk about bloat...and can I say bloat one more time? That'd make a total of 4 bloats in one post (that makes 5!). Yes!
One of my favorite workouts is the Banish Fat Boost Metabolism by Jillian Michaels.
Another thing that I do is track calories using the MyFitnessPal app on my iPod (there is also an online version).
One more recommendation: the Couch to 10k app. I used this app last summer and I cannot wait to start up again this year.
The Naked and Famous: Young Blood
Benny Benassi Presents The Biz: Satisfaction
Wolfmother: Pleased to Meet You
Britney Spears: I Wanna Go
Taio Cruz & Ludacris: Break Your Heart
Florence and the Machine: Dogs Days Are Over
Usher: DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
Hole: Celebrity Skin
Katy Perry: A Part of Me
Rihanna: We Found Love
Flo Ride: Good Feeling
Gotye: Somebody That I Used to Know
Mindy Gledhill: All About Your Heart
I also have a couple of "Run to Cadences" from the US Army/Air Force. They are only 1-2 minutes but are SO motivating to me...maybe because I come from a military family. My dad and brother are both currently in Afghanistan. So I guess I feel like I am bringing them on my run with me. :)