I'm Gonna Get There...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Holidays where there is lots of food and sweets involved is always a terrible time for me. AKA the weight I try so hard to lose during the non-holiday seasons creeps back on. This happened the past holiday season plus Valentine's day and homemade Snickers haven't helped to bring it back off.

If you've been following for any amount of time you know that I've struggled with my weight in the past and am currently still trying to get down to my goal body. So, I have to make deals with myself. My deal was that if I didn't see improvements in my weight/measurements by the end of the month I was going to start Insanity again. The last time I did Insanity I saw pretty good results in my measurements. There was actually a visual improvement in my body...

But the only problem... I am really kind of tired of Insanity. I love the results it gives me, but doing the same workouts over and over again during multiple rounds is just tiring. SO since I technically completed my deal I decided to keep on my path of running/jogging a full 5k. I've been working on this for approximately 8 or so weeks though I'm only in week 6 of training. The crazy snow and whatnot here in Virginia has hindered me from getting out there with my running shoes on. Though I'm not going to let it stop me. I have 3 weeks of training left then I plan to run my own 5k.

This summer I am going to be a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding. It has really given me the motivation to really lose this weight. I have about 4 months before her wedding. My goal is to have lost a total of 10 inches from my trouble stops by then.

I've also heard having a goal body picture to look at is always helpful in achieving your actual body goals. I've never had a body like this, but I believe it's possible.

I'll keep taking my baby steps towards my goals with running and maybe even another round of Insanity. I'm gonna get there... it might just take some time.

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  1. You look awesome! Seriously, way to go!!!! And is it sad that I know exactly what scene from Alias that picture of Jennifer Garner is from? Congrats on your hard work paying off!


  2. Great job! You look fantastic.

  3. You look amazing!!! I am so proud of you!

  4. You look amazing! My husband and I are trying to motivate each other to start working out again. We want that healthy feeling.

  5. You've made such progress! That's awesome! And Insanity is rough from what I've heard so no shame in switching up the workout to something more enjoyable. Good luck with the 5K! I have a treadmill in my building so I have no excuse not to run, even when it's cold.

    I hope everything is going well with your grandmother today. Thinking of you!

  6. Hi Ashley! Just stumbled across your blog from another one I was reading. Happy I did! I just wanted to say hi as your newest follower. I hope you'll come by my blog and follow along with me and my little family in south FL. By the way, great job on your work outs and your accomplishments so far. Keep it up!! :)


    The McGuire Family


  7. You've made a ton of progress!!! :)

  8. You look great girl!!!! Just remember one day at a time! You'll get it :)