Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weight loss by the numbers.

I can't believe I lost 16 pounds, and then plateaued. But instead of complaining about it, I'm going to celebrate how far I've come:

I went from a size 8 to a size 6.
I went from a 32 inch waist to a 26 inch waist.
I can do 80 push-ups in a row.
I can run 4 miles without stopping.
I can do the Shred without gasping for breath and dripping with sweat.
I can hold the plank (for what feels like an eternity) for as long as Jillian and Bob make me.
I have muscle definition in my arms, legs, and my abs.

Now I just want to lose ten more pounds and to do this I need to switch up my workout. Thanks for all your great advice on videos! I did extensive research last night on all these videos. I read countless reviews on Amazon before deciding on my choices. Good workout videos are important to me because I enjoy working out and doing videos more than I love running or going to the gym. I want good videos that will get me results and I don't want to waste money on bad videos again.
So the videos I chose were:

The chose these because they fit into my lifestyle the best. I have rented Jari's Get Ripped video and loved it. It was an intense workout and I was seeing results, but the one I'm getting was reviewed to be even harder so I knew I had to have it. The best part of the video is I can do in the mornings because there is no jumping.
I feel the Cardio Max is a great addition because it will give me all the jumping and planks I could ever want. The reviews said this was a really intense video and that is what I want. I think these two videos will bring the intensity I'm craving so I'm excited!



51 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

Holy cow girlfriend - you are kicking butt and taking names! Way to rock it. Don't worry about Mr. Plateau. Keep thinking postive and keep kicking Jillian's butt for a change. Awesome news!

Patience said...

First off, CONGRATS!! What a great accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself. I have been working out five days a week and stepped on the scale this morning and I was estatic, I will be posting my results today. I love the cardio max, it is such a great workout. You will love it!! Have you tried interval running? or interval running with hills? They work amazing for me and I burn a ton of calories.

Happy Daily said...

So amazing!! You should be so proud; I know I am!! I really need to start doing the work that it takes to lose weight, but it is HARD! Congrats to you!

I hope you have a great day!

Whitney said...

Congrats on those awesome numbers, Lindsey! You are an inspiration! Let us know how those videos work out!

Lindy said...

Wow! Congrats! I just got The Shred in the mail yesterday from Amazon and level one totally kicked my butt. I am sore today. It's pretty embarrassing. I'm going to keep at it through! Did you do The Shred everyday?

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Wow! I am so proud of you! You are awesome. You give the rest of us inspiration!

Brown Girl said...

Congrats to you, keep up the good work!!

Jen Caputo said...

16lbs is soooo amazing! Congratulations, 4 miles running without stopping? I bow to you! I can't do 4 blocks!

Katie said...

YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA! I know it is frustrating when you reach a plateau BUT you have made some huge accomplishments! Good for you, girl!!!

Tasha said...

So proud of you! You ROCK!

Shannon said...

Wow! Congrats girl! That's huge!

pocket full of pink said...

AWESOME, girl!!!! Ah, that is SO exciting, you have come SO far! I am excited to hear what you think of these two, new videos!

Jules said...

Wow! You have really come a long way and it sounds like your fitness level has improved tremendously along with losing those 16 pounds. Good for you, girl! :)

Mrs. J L said...

yay!!! u should be VERY proud of urself! :) have u researched p90x? i think its going to give u what u are looking for.

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Oh my word! That is terrific! I'm incredibly impressed, 80 pushups in a row is a ton! I've never tried any of the shred workout's but I've heard they are insane. Right now I'm focusing on training for a couple of 5ks that I'm hoping to be a part of (my first organized race ever!). The first one is really last minute and is in 2 1/2 weeks! Eeek! Keep up the good work and let us know how the new workouts go!

recipes for the life said...

Every time you post about your weightloss I get all pumped up but thats about it. I am just too busy (read lazy) to do anything else. :(

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Good job sweetie- I need your motivation. Congrats on losing all the weight- Have a great day!

Kelly
http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/

Mrs. J L said...

We are thinking of buying it soon...if and when we get it i am going to see if I can burn a copy for u(if it allows me to do so). I'll let u know once the time comes, should be around nov. or dec. :)

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY, soooooo proud of you :) :)

morewineplease said...

YOU seriously kick ass! So impressed!

Mrs. Potts said...

Congrats on your 16lbs! That's awesome!!
I like videos for when I travel. I'll be waiting to see your review of the BL workout.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

That is awesome! I still haven't mastered the Shred yet. Boo. i need to get with it! congrats on losing 16 pounds. I think I found about 8 of them though...

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Just had to stop back by to let you know I left you a little something on my blog this morning!

Rachel said...

Wow I can't do 80 pushups or run 4 miles without stopping. That's awesome!

Lucky in Love said...

You have done amazing things and I am wishing you so much luck with your final push.

I have actually tried the Cardio Max once. There was a little snip-it of it on On Demand one time and it is good! Have fun!

brown eyed girl said...

YAYAAYAY! Congratulations! I want to be able to run 4 miles without stopping, that's my next goal after I can do 3 miles!

Lucy Marie said...

Way to go girlfriend. You are amazing.

Demara said...

aw THX I'd like to try that biggest loser one!

lola said...

That's AWESOME. :) Congrats on such great progress. You can totally make it just a little bit further!

The Hnou Mrs. said...

Dang girl! I am jealous! Once I get the hang of this shred, I'm sure I'll be asking you for more recommendations! You are amazing!

Mrs. Cup said...

16 lbs?!?!?! Amazing!!! I am so impressed!

Surrounded By Boys said...

80 push ups in a row? I don't believe it. You need to post a video of that.

Seriously, good for you! I'll bet with the increased muscle tone, 16 lbs looks more like 26 lbs!

Renee said...

Wow! Those are great results. congratulations!

I love Jillian's Shredded video but after doing it regularly for 8 months, I have taken the two months off from the DVD. I have just been doing the elliptical machine and watching the episodes of The Big Loser on the Tivo. Now I want to try Jari's DVD.

Shanny said...

This is fantastic result! Hope the new workouts work out for you =)

KC said...

Congrats on all the weight loss! And good luck with the new videos!!!

Autumn said...

Congrats! That's an awesome accomplishment!

The Pink Chick said...

Wow! You should be so proud of yourself!! Congratulations!

Shoeaddict329 said...

Hey Girl, you keep rocking it out! I'm jealous of your dedication!!! :)

Kristin said...

80 push ups??? You have just inspired me to keep on Shredding!

MissJody said...

Really? 80?
Your my hero.
I'm very happy for you.
You are doing wonderful!!!

Brittany Ann said...

You are amazing! Keep it up girly! You're an inspiration!

Mrs. S. said...

That sounds amazing! I need to get my butt in gear this winter so that I can have a rockin' body by this summer! Good luck with the rest of your goal. You are doing amazing!!!!!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

Good for you! Keep up the awesome positive thinking!

krislyn. said...

Great job!! Plaeatu's are never fun, but way to embrae it, and it is true you have come so far. Just like you said the only way to move out of the plateau is to change it up! Change up the work out, change up the food -- make your body say "wow, this is new!"

Keep it up!

Meagan said...

Holy cow woman! That is awesome! You will have to post some before and afters!! GO YOU!

Rebecca said...

Wow! What an accomplishment!! Congratulations!

AmyT said...

You go girl...that is soooo awesome!!!!! Congrats!

Ashley said...

Hello to the new hottie! Pics girl, pics!!

Lil' Woman said...

That is great, congrats! :)

katie beth said...

80 pushups is awesome!! And yay for the tone :)

Jenny.Lee said...

Congratulations on your results thus far! Super motivating to read!