Pop quiz for you…which Kristen weighted less:
|2008 - May||2011- March|
so what did you guess.. 2008 or 2011? The answer is later in this post! ( I have to keep you interested!)
In 2008 I lost about 50 pounds from Jan-June. I stopped eating junk, and a lot of carbs and about 5 times a week a walked on my t’mill. I would jog a bit but it was mostly speed walking. I didn’t do anything to increase my strength. I simply lost weight.
In 2010-2011 I changed everything. No processed foods, more fruits and veggies, more active. my workouts are interval training, high intensity! its cardio, its strength training and more! I have gained so much strength – this week I did 45 pushups from the toes..I couldn’t even do that in high school. Last weekend I ran 3 miles in 33 minutes and honestly I have had worse workouts (burpee ladder 20-1). 56 pounds and from a size 20-12 on average.
So do you want the answer to the quiz? Guess what I weight about the same within about 3 pounds of each other..Seriously.
I feel the difference is in 2008 I loss weight and in 2010-2011 I am getting fit and healthy. If I ate like I did in 2008 I would drop more on the scale but its so easy to gain back that way. I need to keep doing it the right way.
Lets look at those photos again:
So to sum it up…if you are feeling great, losing weigh/inches and succeed on physical achievements then enjoy it. Don’t let a metal object with number that sits on a cold bath room floor define your level of success. Step back and look at the whole photo.
*As a side note, I am sorry the mirror was not cleaned before photos were taken but emma loves to give the mirror baby kisses. And dang it the rest of the house was clean..it’s a give and take in my life!