Monday, August 8, 2011

Knock Out the Fat Week 13

The final week of the George Foreman Knock Out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge is done. When I signed on to this challenge, I didn't realize how long 90 days would feel. Yes, the summer flew by. But it included 90 days of focus. Focus on the meal plan, the fitness plan, the weekly weigh ins, and the other requirements.

There were days when I had to tell myself to "Suck it up, Cupcake." Days when I had to say "no" to the desserts served at social outings. Yes, it's worth it. I remind myself that I need "short-term sacrifice for long-term gain." I won't always have to say "no."

This weight loss journey requires determination and dedication. And I learned a lot about that during the last 90 days.

Here's my week in review:

Fitness: A kick-butt week! I did cardio 6 days out of 7, for a total of 228 minutes! I missed strength training on Monday because I fell asleep early and slept for 10 hours that night. I guess I was still recovering from the previous week's crazy VBS schedule. I'm working on my endurance, so during the week I did 30 minute cardio workouts followed by strength training. On Saturday, I had an EPIC run of 4+ miles. It took close to an hour. But if my 2012 goal is to run a half-marathon, then I need to get used to it!

Monday: a.m. run, 30 minutes
Tuesday: exercise bike 30 minutes, upper body/core strength circuit
Wednesday: a.m. run 30 minutes, lower body/core strength circuit
Thursday: exercise bike 30 minutes, upper body/core strength circuit
Friday: Pilates 50 minutes
Saturday: a.m. run 58 minutes
Sunday: cardio rest, upper body/core strength circuit

Nutrition: It was a great week in this department too. It was a low key week, which was definitely needed. Lots of fresh veggies and fruits, lots of back to basic cooking and grilling. We had heat advisories most days, so I'll say it again, the George Foreman grill is awesome for when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

I made a food por.n recap video of some of my favorite food during this challenge - if you like pictures of good looking food, go check it out!

The Scale: This week, I'm down 2.0 lbs! Woot! My total weight loss for this challenge is 9.6 lbs. My current BMI is 35.8 (down from 37.3). I have also lost inches during the challenge: 2 inches in my bust, 1 inch in each bicep, 1.75 inches in my hips, and .75 inches in each thigh for a total of 7.25 inches!

Before: 5/7/11, 234.8 lbs

After: 8/7/11, 225.2 lbs

 Special thanks to Leah, Alysa, Steph, Shelley, all my Sistas, and the other challengers for their support during this challenge! Extra special thanks to Janice, Greta, Rachel, and Steph for your extra pep talks when I needed it!

Disclosure: I am one of 10 Brand Ambassadors in the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge. I was sent a George Foreman Grill for my participation in this challenge and will be compensated for my time at the end of the 90 day challenge. HOWEVER, ALL opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.


  1. Fantastic! I can totally see the difference those lost inches have made! You did incredibly well over the past few months with this challenge. I'm so very proud of you!

  2. Awesome job on the workouts and doing great in the challenge. I haven't owned a foreman grill in a few years, but after seeing how much fat it can remove from the food, I want to get one ASAP.
    I admire your ability to put before and after pics of yourself on the web for all to see. I want to get to this point where I can even take a before picture.
    Congratulations on the loss of pounds and inches. You can definitely tell in your pics!

  3. Woo! You rocked it! Nice job, beautiful! I'm so proud of you.

  4. Great job. I hope for the day I can achieve all those miles on my workout too. Keep it up...

  5. you are such a motivation and continue to inspire! I ADORE you!!! Thanks so much darlin :)

  6. you are beyond amazing! i am so proud of you!

  7. Goodness look at those guns! Whoa!!!! Congratulations! You look great.