Move Over Fat Monday - #MoveOverFat!

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I decided to start a new weekly segment on this site because quite frankly, I need to be held accountable. I did amazing while on the 21 Day Sugar Detox and then something happened. I gave myself a free day, and that free day turned into a few free weeks. Bottom line, I was feeling sorry for myself. The whole, "Why do some girls get to eat everything they want and still be skinny" attitude hit me and I became lazy and gave in. That is not okay!

{What Will Happen Here}

Every Monday from here on out, I will update with photos, weigh ins and all kind of humiliating stuff. If I am not doing the work, trust me, you will see it. I am doing this because I know I need to make a change. I don't want to be overweight for the rest of my life. I want to be happy with the image I see when I look in the mirror and above all else, I want to be healthy and active.

{What Am I Doing?}

My poor dear elliptical machine bit the dust a few weeks ago, so I found a 50 minute Zumba video for free on YouTube, that I actually really love. I can complete the whole thing and it is fun for me, so I roll with it. The moves are challenging, but after a few days you catch on. I also have a DDP Yoga set that I am reviewing, which is a strength yoga program. At first it made me laugh, but it is a really great workout. Next week I am also going to add in a circuit training session from Bob Harper Live to make my exercise total about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours 5 days a week.

I am also back to counting calories. I do mean every single little calorie, because  it is the only way I am ever going to be accountable for what goes in my mouth. I am aiming for under 1500 calories a day, but not less than 1200. I was just accepted as a Shaklee 180 blogger and will be using their products to help lose weight. For all other meals, I will be following a Paleo diet.

I would love to turn this into a weekly meme if anyone else is interested in some public accountability and finally making a change for good. Leave a comment below if you would like to participate and Move Over Fat Monday will officially begin next week!

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  1. Good luck. My scale is being uncooperative right now >:(

  2. Sounds like you are making good changes.

  3. I would love to follow along with you as I really need to lose quite a bit of weight. It's difficult to cook for a family of six, especially three boys, as I'm sure you know, and try to keep myself from eating the things I shouldn't. Maybe if I follow along, I'll be able to get going myself.

  4. I know just what you mean Anne. It was hard to pass up the rice, potatoes, etc. that they would eat when I was on the sugar detox. Now, those things aren't as much a problem as the convincing myself to eat out part is. I need to just buckle down and cook the meals I have planned at home.

  5. Shaklee 180 is amazing! I have lost 6 pounds and 7 inches so far! Let me know if you have any questions....I love Shaklee!

  6. I lost 10 lbs last year and have been trying to maintain that loss. Sometimes it can be hard!

  7. Congrats on having been chosen as one of the Shaklee 180 Bloggers! I took part in the last competition they had and had great success! I can't wait to cheer you all on! Please feel free to reach out anytime. ;)

  8. Thanks Nicole and Mandee! I can't wait to start. Don't be surprised to see an email in your inbox though, I do happen to have some questions.

    Congrats on the loss Tess. Yes, keeping it off can be just as hard as getting it off!

  9. Good luck! I can't wait to follow along and see your progress. You can do it!

  10. I have yet to try Zumba.. I guess I should give it a shot!



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