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Monday, June 15, 2009

Girls, let's get ready to: "Fun Out!" A Support tool for weight loss for real women!




I am now down to 150.... it took me three in a half months to lose ten pounds. Weight loss for me has been so much like Oprah's situation, up and down... up and down.... up...up...up...

Now I am just getting it that slow and steady wins the race. I am no longer giving myself due dates on my weight-loss goals. Instead I am learning to love my body, every little inch of every huge and small part of me, right now!

What has been my inspiration?

Well, back in the summer of 2006 after I had my little princess, I was 165 pounds. My now ex-husband bought me some fitness dance videos to workout to. Excitedly one afternoon I slipped in one of the workout DVDs, stood in front of the T.V. and watched a young hot blondie in short shorts and a halter top tell me to rock out with her and her super thin and even younger hot girlfriends.

No mention or evidence of them ever being overweight, moms, depressed, emotional eaters- none of that.

I tried for an entire five minutes to follow their steps- my heart rate did not increase at all, but the heartache over feeling like a failure did. "I cant do this! I suck! I will never look like I used to!" Those girls became instant enemy's within 5 minutes. I hated them! lol More so, I hated myself for giving up so soon.

This was how working out with these girls made me feel. (Like giving up.)
I popped out the DVD and threw it across the room. I decided that I would never subject myself to working out with women who were superficial, too smiley, and obviously never lived in my kind of body before.

Being a former Jenny Craig Weight-loss counselor and client, I knew I could lose the weight. But I wanted it to be fun, inspiring, affordable, and a positive experience.

So, I decided to start my own weight loss program for myself.
I also created my own 30 minute fitness video to work out to, staring me- FAT and all!
I would not speak in the video, using subtitles instead- because I would just get more frustrated trying to follow along while trying to listen to those size one girls dancing at the same time.

I also decided that I would make my video super easy, taking baby steps if you will, to allow busy moms like myself a realistic fitness goal for each day. The video would be three ten minute fitness segments.

"If I can just get in 10 minutes today, then I'm doing great!"

So, I watched the video recently and that girl inspired me! She is real, beautiful and confident. She looks like me, and WOW- she is me. lol

I'm back on the saddle again. Thanks to a determined chicky who three years ago in spite of being over weight, and a new mom, was confident enough to video tape her own fitness regimen and share it with others like herself.

At the top of this post is a segment for you to check out... Your comments are greatly appreciated, as I am working on an extensive blog post about: "How to do the Jenny Craig program for free" and I will post along with it, all ten minute "Fun-Out" segments here on my blog for anybody who is interested in being my weight loss buddy.

Now, if you happen to still be here, and watched a few minutes of the video above... here is a another one I made before I was preggors- I know I can do this again.




21 comments:

BarbaraRae said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Solo Ad Explosion said...

Good for you! I like tenacious people!

cady said...

that's awesome. great job! and 10 pounds is a great loss in 12 weeks in my opinion.

Lynn said...

Good for you! I love the video idea. I know I hate to watch those exercise videos with those fit and fabulous people. That's not me..yet. I really would relate to someone more in my situation so I think your videos are a great idea.

spygrrl/tanya said...

thank you all for your comments and support...

@ lynn.... thank you for your vote on videos like this. It would be great to have some online weight-loss buddies who feel like we do.

Karen said...

Way to go! It is hard, I know.

corrin said...

I'm with you...I hate when I pop in a workout DVD and I know I will never look like the instructor. That does not serve as motivation for me!

MorgansMummy said...

Cant watch them atm computer is playing up. However I know what you mean about watching a very thin girl on a exercise dvd. It doesnt motivate me what so ever, it makes me worse because I have to watch them and think "I bet you were never once fat in your life how the hell can you stand there and tell me YOU CAN DO IT" lol bye bye dvd.

Sadie said...

Great videos! and congrats on the weight loss - it can be really hard! Trust me, I'm having a tough time getting past my plateau.

Karen said...

Great idea. I am still working hard at the gym. 23 days til my son's wedding!

BarbaraRae said...

You are very inspirational. It's much more fun to watch people in the same boat, than someone who can tell you what to do, but they don't look like they have ever been there!

Maureen said...

That is great. Slow and steady works and you really change your habits. Good for you-

ConnieFoggles said...

You have such a positive outlook and motivational style. Your smile helps me out :)

Solo Ad Explosion said...

keep up the good work!

Linda said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the videos. great work!

corrin said...

I don't think I could get brave enough to tape myself exercising. I'm not exactly graceful. Haha.

Diane Scott said...

Clever idea! AND you just reminded me I've GOT to use my ab lounge today LOL! Congratulations, too! Yes, slow and steady so it stays off.

Mkcoy said...

Wow that's quite a work out good on you! I am sure many people will be inspired by this. It's a really cool video with all the effects in the background and that. <3 for the spygirl :)

Christina thecoffeelady said...

Keep it up! Congrats!

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Maureen said...

I just saw your Jillian Micheals info- I really like her style. I'd like to train with her for a month!

Jacob said...

It's good that you're happy with yourself. I think that's the most important part.

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