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Fit-Fluence {March 2017}

Well March was a bust! We had a BIG month celebrating and then hosting guests so we ate out more than we usually do and I indulged WAY more than I should have…with that being said, life happens. We were sick and down and out for a good bit of the month. Here is how I did this month…

PROGRESS PICS…

Me, January 1st…

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Me on April 3rd…


WEIGHT LOSS…

I lost 2.5 pounds this month…which is alright because I actually gained one pound at one point this month. That brings my total to 12.5 pounds in about 8 weeks. I have big plans for April!

GOALS…

  • I would like to up my steps to 13,000 steps a day with two days a week reaching 15,000- WHOMP WHOMP…I did reach 13,000 steps on most days, but I did not reach 15,000 steps twice a week.
  • I would like to increase my workouts to 5x a week for at least 30 minutes- I feel like I set myself up for failure with this one this month. This was a crazy, busy month with a lot going on. It was hard to work out that much, but as things started to slow down towards the end of the month I was able to get in more work outs.
  • Continue to eat a mostly plant-based diet and track calories-I started eating more lean protein like chicken at dinner time. I did eat mostly plant-based for all breakfasts, snacks, and lunches, but I did eat meat at dinner.

Goals for April-

  • Workout 5 x a week for at least 30 minutes-
  • Meatless at least 2 days a week- 100% plant based.
  • Focus on more nonscale victories

MOTIVATION…

In 3 months is June…shorts/swimsuits/tank tops…

Workout Motivation: I have goals Damnit! If this isnt the truth. 3 months have passed and I am truly thanking myself and my God for helping me persevere.:

This is SO true.

Workout Motivation: I have goals Damnit! You will never regret a workout:

No Excuses! Motivational Quotes to Get You Moving: Painted in parking garage at celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson's gym.:

This last one makes me think of my yoga instructor. While in some of the hardest poses, she counts the slowest (I’m looking at you boat pose!). But it hurts SO good!

Instructors who say "Last One" are the reason I have trust issues.

FITNESS…

I joined Amanda for her Healthy Girl Challenge this month. My plans went from 30 seconds to 2 minutes!!! I also drank all the water and got in all  my steps this month from her challenge. I still have not had any alcohol or wine since January.

Here is a look at my workouts…


And my step counts.


RECIPE/FOOD…

Here is a little look at what I have been eating this month…

I like adding this Pulled Pork to lettuce wraps or on top of salads. I also ate it without the bun. The cole slaw recipe is homemade and I swaped greek yogurt for the mayo.

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Also for breakfast, I still cannot get enough Overnight Oats

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NON-SCALE VICTORIES…

  • I fit into some of my smaller sized pants this month.
  • I ordered some things from Old Navy last month in smaller sizes and I was not able fit them comfortably at the beginning of the month…I am able to wear them just fine now.
  • I am sleeping so much better.
  • I worked on planking and have built my stamina from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. I do this after my walks.

FINAL THOUGHTS…

While weight-wise my month was not big, I had a HUGE month with non-scale victories. I can actually see muscle definition in my legs and arms now. And overall I am feeling much better. Here is to a new month where hopefully the scale moves a little bit (and by a little, I mean a lot)!

I do have a quick question…where is your favorite place (that won’t break the bank) to get workout clothes? I am in need of some shorts and tanks for the warmer weather.

-Jenna

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24 thoughts on “Fit-Fluence {March 2017}

  1. I am SO proud of you!!!! You are working and reaching those goals, woo hoo!!! (Thanks for the shout out too! HGC posts are on the blog now once a week since I had some negative emails about how my blog was boring with it.) Try the sugar detox for an extra boost to your system! And cheap but good work out clothes? Walmart – Danskin or Avia brand are great! You can get outfits for $15.

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    1. I loved the challenge…you get nothin’ but love from me! I do love Walmart workout clothes…their pants (crop compression leggings) are the best! Thanks for all of your support!

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  2. Amazing job girl! I love that you have taken photos they are such a great, tangible way to document the changes that are happening. Keep up the great work with spring finally here getting in steps and such should be a little bit easier!

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    1. Thanks Beth, you are so right about the photos. I like being able to compare the photos. I am excited to be able to workout outside now. It is my favorite. We have great trails around here. Thanks for all of your support!

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    1. I have a couple pairs of Walmart pants and love them. I also love Old Navy’s workout clothes but unless they are on super sale I usually don’t get them because they are pricey! Thanks for all your support Jessica!

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  3. I am so proud of you as well! It’s the small victories that I think keeps us going! You look amazing and I love that purpleish color workout top on you! Keep at it, and totally blow that fit bit up! You can do it, I have faith in you!

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    1. Thank you so much for all of your support Andrea! I am going to wear the FitBit out. I thought about taking it off for Spring Break but just can’t bring myself to do it. Hahaha! For some reason it just keeps me going. I do wish it was a little trendier or easier to wear bracelets with! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Lindsay! I am really motivated heading into this month, hopefully a lot less eating out and the weekends should not be too bad/tempting this month! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Erin, I think I am going to die each time I do a plank but I think that was the biggest non scale victory I have achieved all month…hopefully I will continue to grow the planks! 🙂 Thank you for your encouragement!

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