Day 63 | Hello May

Day 1 of May, day 63 of 90. Today was . . . exhausting. But lucky for me, I have this weekend off. And I’ll be utilizing that time to regroup mentally and decide what other changes I want or need to make for my final month. I’ll be touching back again tomorrow. Have a fun Friday. ❤️

~xoxo, Katie

Day 22 | End of Week 3 + Life Update

Hello loves, how is everyone doing out there in the world? Are you staying at home/working at home when you’re able? Having to go to work? Are you in a place with forced quarantine? Wherever you are, and whatever you’re going through or dealing with right now, I hope that you are doing what you can to stay safe, stay active, and stay healthy. If you’re in need of a chat, I’m always here.

In other news – an update for this week, and just in general. With everything going on, it’s been difficult to stay motivated to write & workout. Eating well has been a task as well – but I’m also known to emotional eat. With restaurants & small businesses shutting down, the strain is starting to show. With luck, the animal hospital that I work at will be able to stay open to provide a means to bring in money.

So with that all being said, in general things have slowed down as far as progress goes. Again, considering everything else in life is slowing down or in some cases coming to a halt, this can be expected. Oh! And to top it all off, I sprained my ankle yesterday. Which will absolutely mean a slow down (and because I’m stubborn, lots of modifications) in workouts.

But it will all get better in time.

In the coming week I absolutely want to make more of an effort to write more again, and I’d like to touch on subjects that you all would like to read about.

Now let’s finish up and get on with our weekly measurements shall we?

Week 3 Measurements
  • Weight: 174 lb (-2 lbs)
  • Chest: 37” (-1”)
  • Right Arm: 13.75” (+0.5”)
  • Left Arm: 13.5” (+/- 0)
  • Right Thigh: 25.25” (-0.25”)
  • Left Thigh: 25.5” (+/- 0)
  • Waist: 31.75” (-0.5)
  • Muffin Top: 37” (+/- 0)
  • Hips: 42.5” (+/- 0)

For a total loss of 2.25” this week and a total of 8.8” lost in 3 weeks!

I’ll see you all here again tomorrow – take care.

~xoxo, Katie~

Day 16 | How Is Everyone

Hi, how is everyone doing? I know things are scary and uncomfortable right now. But we all just need to do the best we can.

Please make sure you’re taking care of yourselves during all of this.

Speaking of – is anyone else unusually tired? Maybe it’s still my body struggling to adjust to the time change, in combination with working out more than I think I have in my entire life 😂. Maybe it’s the worry and weight of everything that is going on, slowly settling in without my acknowledgment.

Either way – however you are feeling right now – take care of yourself. Rest. Eat well. Hydrate. Go outside in the sun for a bit every day if you can. Do a workout or some stretching. Read a book or work on a puzzle.

What are you doing? Are you able to work from home? Has your workplace shut down altogether? Hang in there loves. We’re all in this together.

~xoxo, Katie~

Day 10 | 80 More To Go

I’m already over a week into my journey. And, just like any journey or great quest, there are always going to be speed bumps.

Today, it comes in the form of my period. See I started bleeding on Monday (aka yesterday). Cramping is generally really super bad the first day or so, but somehow I managed to get through a workout yesterday.

Today though was another story. I think part of it has to do with the time change, losing that hour of sleep/time has really made the last 2 days a struggle. Add to that some bloating, cramping and general period fatigue, today . . . today working out just wasn’t meant to be. I really wanted to, but sometimes you have to listen to your body. And today my body was telling me to take a day off, get caught up on some laundry, and make sure to get to bed earlier so you can wake up in the morning with time to workout.

Sometimes life happens and, for whatever reason, a workout just isn’t in the cards for that day. But as I learned last week, I know that I am capable of picking up right where I left off and making sure I keep the forward momentum.

Remember – no matter what you’re doing, Don’t beat yourself up for going at a slower pace than others, or for having to take a day off to help refocus on you. Everyone’s journey is different.

~xoxo, Katie~

Day 9 | Is This Repetitive Yet?

Another day, another update. I’m not gonna lie – today was ROUGH. This time change sucksssss! I don’t know about you but I got the worst sleep last night . . . which means I accidentally slept in longer than intended, so I had to skip the morning workout. Which means I had one of two options left – skip the workout for the day or force out a workout after a day at work and being tired.

I am happy to announce that I took option 2! And I kind of hated every second of it. But I AM glad that I did it. And also glad that I have a reliable pre-workout that I can utilize, because otherwise I don’t think I would’ve made it through.

I’ve been using either Bang or Reign drinks – and I’m really pleased with them overall. The give me energy fairly quickly, keep my energy up to get through my workout, and I don’t end up crashing at the end of it.

~xoxo, Katie~