Lexi of Curls, Coils, & Kinks is having a 6 month weight loss challenge. Since I am determined to loss a few extra pounds and tone up, I decided it was a good idea to join in on the challenge. I figured it would provide extra motivation for me to get up off the couch and exercise.
My Weight Background
Growing up, I was always the extra skinny girl...which I hated and I desperately wanted to gain weight. Once I felt I arrived to my goal weight, I found out I was pregnant with my 1st son and packed on an extra 40lbs in 2008. It took me almost a year to lose less than half those extra pounds only to find out I was pregnant with my second child and packed on another 20lbs. After giving birth to my second son I was left weighing 173lbs (this may not seem like a lot, but I'm only 5'3).
Over the past eight months I have managed to lose 23lbs leaving me at 150.1lbs. To reach my ideal weight of 130lbs I need to lose another 20lbs. I hope to reach my goal weight my April. Then use May and June to finish toning up.
Current weight: 150.1 lbs
Waist: 30 1/3
Hips: 42 1/16
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
I will continue to count my calories with myfitnesspal...very useful resource for health and fitness. My exercise routine will go as follows:
Mon & Wed
- Belly dancing or Aerobics - 45 minutes
- Crunches - 3 reps of 15
- Vertical leg crunch - 2 reps of 15
- Bicycle - 3 reps of 10
- Running - 30 minutes
- One-legged squats - 2 reps of 15
- Wall squats - 2 reps of 15
- Ball crunch - 3 reps of 10
- Jumping rope - 30 minutes (3 - 10min intervals)
- Reverse crunch - 3 reps of 10
- Lying leg pulls - 3 reps of 10