Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Progress [twelve weeks]

Looking at my 6 week progress photos got me thinking about how long it has been since I have made the commitment to living healthy. 12 WEEKS!

So when I looked at those photos and it was hard to see the small changes, I figured it was time to take some new photos. Comparing my June 1st photos to ones I took yesterday was eye-opening for me.

I can really see big changes and it's no wonder I had to clean out clothes from my closet that I had bought this spring. My stomach/belly button looks higher from the front and less "soft" and my gut no longer can pass for pregnant! My back roll looks less pronounced too, but I still have a ways to go there.

My main areas that I want to work on this fall:

  • Outer thighs
  • Arms
  • Shoulders/Back
  • Booty
I know if I continue with my running (and my running, I mean jogging at a 11-12 minute mile) and core work, that my stomach will move in a good direction without having to specifically focus on it. So I feel good there! My goals currently do not include 6-pack abs.

I still have almost a full-closet in the guest room full of clothes that are too tight on me. I have divided them into 2 groups: clothes that almost fit and clothes that are way too tight on me. It will be nice to try on the clothes that almost fit in another month or so. While it was depressing to keep them, I'm glad that I don't have to go out and spend money on a new wardrobe for every stage of this journey (That doesn't mean that I won't be shopping, but I won't have to).

What areas of your body are you focusing on?


  1. i'd say that jogging a 11-12 minute mile counts as running! your progress pics are really inspiring! someday, i hope i'm confident enough to post mine!

  2. Thanks Talia! It would be nice to get faster as I continue to run, but I'm happy with where I'm at right now! I ran 30 minutes straight yesterday and that was my best yet. It felt good to be out there. 💦


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