I’ll admit that when I thought about starting with Cinch on an “inch loss” plan, I figured it would be pretty smooth sailing. I had visions of 12 weeks flying by and me in my pre-pregnancy jeans by fall. Unfortunately, losing weight for me is never quick, and considering I had two pregnancies to gain, I might have to cut myself some slack.
Although I’m still losing, it’s just not as fast as I would like. See this picture at the beach? Notice how I'm basically hiding behind my son? I really don't want to do that forever. I want to feel comfortable and attractive again, and I want to do that when the kids are still young.
Here’s my 3 month update:
27 pounds to lose
Month one check in -5
Month two check in -2
Month three check in -4
Which leaves 16 pounds remaining to my goal.
But, I’ve got a secret: I don’t think I’m going to stop at my original goal. I really, really want to get to the point that I love being in front of the camera again, and I think my shape has changed so much during the pregnancies and then after the car accident that I think I need to lose more than I had originally planned for that to happen. I figure I’ve got 3 months left on the Cinch plan so I might as well take full advantage and see what I can do to make that happen.
Unfortunately, losing more each month means I’m going to have to kick it up a notch. Because at the rate I’m going, I’m looking at only losing 22 pounds total, which wouldn’t even meet my original goal.
So, in addition to the Cinch plan, I’m going to set a mandatory 30 minutes of exercise every. single. day. I’ve always been active at night and once hubby gets home we usually go on a walk, a bike ride, or jump on the trampoline at home, but I’m going to start incorporating exercise into my mid-day as well.
I started throwing in a walk every day it’s not rainy and that’s going well so now instead of driving everywhere I walk wherever I can. I’ve started to walk to pick up my daughter from school with my son in a stroller, which just so happens to be down a very steep hill and quite the workout. That gives me 30 minutes of exercise on those days, but the other days I’m trying hard to come up with an exercise and am coming up blank.
Since so much of what I do revolves around the computer, I think mid-day inactivity is mostly to blame for my semi-stalled weight loss, not my diet. Since I've been following the Cinch plan, I've been eating a whole lot better in general and I feel more energetic and lighter, but it just isn't showing on the scale or in the mirror as fast as I would like.
I know many of you are in the same boat in terms of mid-day inactivity and I would love to hear what has worked for you in maintaing your weight or losing. Anything at all would be helpful, even if it’s just small tips, so feel free to offer any advice on ways to fit in exercise in an already packed schedule!
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