The Copeland Family

The Copeland Family

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Working Out and Stuff

33 Days ago I started a new exercise/diet plan. Before that I had been working out about 2/3 days a week at the gym and trying to do Weight Watchers online. I was not succeeding enough to lose anything and I was really frustrated. I am very bad about cheating-I L O V E Sweets! So, I was at Sam's and on an endcap they had the Biggest Loser, 30-Day Jump Start book. I really like watching the show; I think it's really motivational and all that, and I had some Personal money burning a hole in my wallet, so I bought it. For every day it gives you exactly what to eat-3 meals and 2 snacks-and exactly what workout to do (6 days a week). Except when we needed to eat out, to see family, Pierce's graduation, etc., I stuck to the plan religiously. I never missed a day of working out and because of the way the food is laid out, I was never hungry. Sometimes I couldn't eat everything I was suppose to because I was so full!

Anyway, in the first 28 days I lost 8 lbs. and a couple of inches on my hips and chest. I have seen a new muscle in my leg and arm, and the outfit I wore for my mom's wedding-that I had to wear a girdle with-fits now, without the girdle! It's not the kind of results you see on the show, but had I not had 3/4's of a Chocolate Bar Cake at my house after Pierce's graduation I would have lost more! I show Pierce every time I see something new, and he is very supportive. He said today that he'll still love me, even though there is less to love! He better love me more! No one else has said anything. I guess I don't look that different yet, but I've definitely noticed the difference.

I'm shsring all this because I am proud of myself. That is one of the main reasons I have had for losing weight/getting fit. I feel awful about myself when I pig out on ice cream, or eat 5 brownies in one day, but I've never been focused enough to do anything about it. The Biggest Loser book has really helped me with that. So, if you see me, don't ask how it's going-I find that I start failing when I talk about it too much, but if you do notice I look different I would love to hear it! I have started the book over-for 30 more days-and my next goal is to run a 5K at the end of the summer. A 5K isn't very far, I could probably do it now, but I want to RUN the whole thing with no walking breaks. Wish me luck!


Kelly said...

Way to go, Jenn!! Good luck on your 5k! You will do great!

Deb said...

Jenn, that's awesome! Best of luck on your journey!

Laura said...

you're so awesome jenn! stay away from me because i'm so not disciplined like you. amazing. i'm sure i won't recognize you the next time we see each other with your new hot bod and all. i'm proud of you too!
love your blog update. the picture is very cute.

Lindsey Rose said...

You are amazing, it is so great that you are sticking to it. I was thinking after I read this that if you are going to run the 5K I want to do it with you! I really want to work out, but i need motivation, and if I knew you were training, then I would do it! What do you say?

Alice Wills Gold said...

I thought you were looking thinner the last time I saw you, and I thought that I did say something.

I am proud of you. When I lost 30 lbs a couple of years ago, I was solely motivated by LG's gradutation....gosh danget I was going to look good for those photos and I did! :)

I cannot wait to be done having kids so that I can really get back into running. I don't know how anyone does that prgnant.

I am so proud of you and I am really glad that you are feeling so good...there is true joy to be found when you overcome a weakness.

Mine happens to be sweets too.

Katina Angola said...

Like I said at Haily's Shower...YOU INSPIRE ME!!! When I'm not preggers anymore, I want to work out with you.

Lynn said...

You are inspiring so many people! I think I did tell you your butt looked better when I was in K'ville last. By now, I probably won't even recognize you!!! We rode our bikes about 5 miles this a.m. 7 a.m. to be exact! UGH! Maybe I can lose some too before Florida!!! Bathing suit! Oh, help!!! You go girl. You're the best. M