It lasted for about 2 weeks, but it was heaven while it lasted!!!
November 2011 (left) and April 2012 (right)
Update! I’ve been gone for long time…summer came and I was happy about that and then school started in the Fall. I have no life right now!!! Semester is almost ova! Yes! I get a break and with that I’ll be working on me again and from now on I will continue. This fat life is NOT for me!!!
It’s been almost 10 months since I’ve been on birth control and this is what it, along with a being greedy and doing no exercise has done to me. I gained 15lbs total. I put on a lot of fat as you all can see. Still have some def in my legs and in my arms, but my mid-section is a hot mess. I am going off of birth control at the end of this month so that I can claim back the motivation I lost to workout and eat right.
My reason for getting on birth control was to get rid of my adult acne because nothing else worked – yes, I tried everything before I got on BC. My skin is clear, no more breakouts, my skin tone/color is back to normal and no more hyper-pigmentation. I’m hoping that my acne will not return though. If it does then I’m not sure what I’m going to do because I will NOT ever get back on birth control again. I have experienced other symptoms along with increasing my body fat percentage and that is period irregularities and chronic PMS including migraines which I used to have when I was really fat and had high blood pressure. So, beginning next month I will be adopting a new workout routine and diet…I may go back to intermittent fasting as it worked well for me re: fat loss.
Here is a picture of my now. I will not take my measurements or weight for this new journey as I just want to get back to the way I used to look 2 years ago on Memorial Day, but better. I miss working out and feeling energetic…right now, I feel like I’ve lost a lot of strength and cardio gains. I’m like a wittle bit out of breath after running up 3 flights of stairs which is NOT good…I haven’t experienced that in a long, long, long time. I will ease my way back into HIIT cardio because I love it, but I will be lifting heavy from the very start.
Past comparisons…fat, no def (left), Xena Warrior Princess (middled), falling off the wagon (right):
November 2013…losts of work to do!
June 27, 2013
I’m going to be posting what I ate and my fitness the day after I do it so I won’t have to go back and edit the previous day’s post so here goes.
I woke up this morning and skipped breakfast and a snack. I ended up at IKEA so I ate there. This is all I ate today…
**fruit salad (EVOO and vinegar – I didn’t use the dressing they provided), naked berry blast, baked chicken leg w/ mash (no gravy) and cranberry sauce.
And I don’t go to IKEA often so I had to have my favorites…
For dinner (not pictured) I got a bowl from Chipotle…lettuce, brown rice, chicken, onions & peppers, mild salsa and guacamole on the side. I also had a row + 1 (5 pieces) of my daughter’s IKEA milk chocolate bar.
OK so here are my meals for today (between the hours of 9:15am and 7:30pm)…
2 oz of baked chicken breast w/ 1/2 cup oats, protein shake (not in pic) mixed in H2O
1/2 cup brown rice
4 oz of backed chicken breast, 2 cups of cauliflower, 2 tbsp salsa
a whole tomato and half a large cucumber and 1/2 cup of cottage cheese (no salt, 1% milk fat forgot to mention that yesterday) w/ a tbsp of chia seeds to go with my veggies
2 tbsp natural peanut (I have a taste for it today) and a large banana to go with it
medium plain, black iced coffee (sweetened with 3 packets of stevia – I keep packets on me) from Dunkin Donuts
I bake my meat and poultry with extra virgin olive oil so I don’t add any oil unless I have a green salad on hand. I use a lot of different seasonings on my meat and poultry as well. Will update my dinner in this post tomorrow.
Today’s Workout was ZWOW #71.
Edited to say…
For dinner (not pictured) I needed cheese in my life so I threw a cup of brown rice, 2 beef hotdogs and 1 oz. of cheddar cheese in a bowl and microwaved it for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Voila! That was dinner. No veggies because I didn’t feel like eating anything else.