So I finally did my first #transformationtuesday yesterday. I was going through my husbands phone looking at pictures of the kids and found one from last October Apple Picking with the kids. I was in some of the pictures and I thought holy crap I was that fat! They say the camera adds 10lbs but I look like it added over 100lbs or at least I felt that. I knew I was big but I guess my mind was telling me I wasn’t as big as I really was. So yesterday I had my 5 year old take pictures of me to see the progress and I can’t even explain to you how happy I was when I saw them. I feel like a whole new person even if its only 25 lbs. That 25lbs was a lot of work to come off and seeing it makes me even that more determined to get to my goal weight and to finally be healthy. #weightwatchers has done some amazing things for me and I don’t doubt for a minute that if I wasn’t on Weight Watchers I would still be at my heaviest maybe even heavier because I don’t know how to control my portions.
Not bad if I do say so myself! You can tell especially in the tummy area that I’ve lost weight. I’ve still got my baby fanny pak hanging around but its so much better then it was before. My #arms need some major work as they haven’t changed much from when I was at my heaviest. Still got the flab that goes back and forth when I move. So I started to do some major arm workouts. I have simple dumbbells at home that are 7lbs. Doesn’t seem much but i have NEVER had a lot of strength in my arms its all been in my legs from ice hockey. So any weight that is heavier then a can of cream corn works for me right now haha. Hoping soon I can move up to 10 lbs weights one would think that after carrying around twins at the same time for the past 3 years I would have some massive arms of muscle but really I got nothin’ So today is the day I start my arm workout and hope by the time summer vacation starts with my family (end of June) I will have better toning. Then maybe that lovely shadow in the picture wont be there anymore that makes me look like I haven’t shaved my pits in months lol (just FYI they are shaved I blame my arm fat for making that lovely shadow).
So my workout started with these: The ball workouts not only work your arms but work your core too. Trying to balance on those things is tough especially for beginners but once you get it works wonders. Don’t worry I may or may not have fallen a couple of times when doing the ball activity. Too bad it wasn’t on video because I could have entered that into America’s funniest videos.
Not the best pictures but you get the jist. Otherwise here are the links:
So ending on an awesome note I ended up getting a hair makeover. For those that know me I’m a ginger but once I had kids its started to get a little darker so I went dark for the first time in my life right after the twins were born. It was really nice change for me and we all know we need change. Well I missed my Ginger hair and I went this past weekend and got it cut and colored. I was a toe head for about 1/2 an hour before she colored it back to what is almost my true natural color. I’m so glad to have it back and while I’m not completely in love with the hair cut its the only one that would work to get my hair back to almost the same length all the way around. I had at one point a layered angle bob. It looked great short but long I looked like I hadn’t brushed my hair in years. So the end results was:
Not to shabby. Love the red. My natural hair color is only slightly lighter but not by much. It really goes well with all my soul stealing freckles 😉