SW: 186 NW: 178
Down 14 pounds since I first started trying to lose weight on June 7th and 8 lbs down since taking the phentermine pills and starting the weight loss journey via the blog here on June 12th. Very happy about that, as you can imagine 🙂 14 down, about 55 more to go, lol!
I’ve been taking the phentermine every morning and because of that my appetite has been suppressed. What has become an issue is making sure to eat enough calories because I guess a side effect of the pills is that I never really have a specific taste for anything anymore and by the time I figure out what I want to eat sometimes I just DON’T eat because I’m no longer hungry. Perhaps creating an eating schedule would be ideal so that it’s something to stick to and makes sure that I get at least 1200 calories. Something to ponder!
The workout of choice today was 40 minutes on the elliptical and then lots of jump rope fun! Jumping rope is considered one of the best cardio workouts that can be done because it works on toning the legs, arms, butt, and it gets the heart pumping (hence it being CARDIO 😛 ) so try to incorporate that in any future workouts! Best to jump rope every other day, so that your muscles can relax in between days, do something more low key to the muscles such as the elliptical on in between days. I watched this video for jumping rope techniques:
After the jump rope and elliptical, I utilized the techniques from my Hip Hop Abs: Hips, Buns, and Thighs workout dvd for the booty exercises at the end of the video. That workout is intense for the booty, will tone it up but beware, your butt WILL be sore! Lol, you definitely feel the burn and I love it, watch that section here:
The only downside to working out and losing weight is the problem of clothes not fitting. New things that I just bought a month ago no longer fit because my waist has gone down 2 inches since I bought them. Tailoring? I guess it’s much easier to tailor things down than to have to let out, lol, so no complaining! And of course, that can mean shopping 😉
body inspiration: beyonce bikini body