Friday, February 12, 2010

Belly Blast Begins

OMG!  Today I found my measuring tape (it's been missing as my house is turned completely upside down these days with the renovation).

The good news ...  there has been no increase in the following areas:
  • hips
  • thighs
  • bust
  • upper waist (the narrowest part)
  • arms
  • even my weight is the same (147ish)
The bad news ....  HOLY CRAP .... 2" increase on my waist!


I had felt like my waist was a bit softer lately than it had been, but really had no idea it was that much bigger.  When I'm sitting down I can feel that belly spillage.  And my waist/belly has always been my weakest point.  It already was the body part that needed reducing last time I did measurements.

I could feel it too, especially while running.  My pants would slip down a bit, my tops would raise up a bit.  My belly would sometimes slip out over the waist band and have that awful jiggle that makes you want to crawl under the closest rock.  Very distracting!

So, here it is for the world (or the few people who are kind enough to tolerate my ramblings and read my blog) to see:

I soooooooo do NOT want to post these pictures.  But I need to be accountable.  I am determined to come back here and post updated AND improved pictures soon!

Ready .......

UGH!  Note ... I am NOT pushing it out so that I can have a super change for my update pics.  Sadly that is me just standing there completely relaxed.  It's all belly baby!

My measurements are an unhealthy combination of 37-35-37. 

I'm getting serious about this and that middle number is coming DOWN!

Last night I had a great workout.  Did 3 miles easy run on the treadmill (taking that focus off of always having to run faster) and I did a lower body and abs workout.

I think today I'll do some fat burning intervals!

I'm also thinking that I need to be paying more attention to sodium in my diet.  Lately I've been feeling a bit like (to quote one of my favourite comedy CDs) a "water retaining sea cow".  I don't typically add salt to my food, but have noticed that some of the things I've been eating have been fairly high in sodium.  Surely that can't help.

Well, I'm off to make a healthy (low sodium) lunch.

Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your weekend !
(long weekend for Americans)!



Anonymous said...

I hate to be the one to break it to you but this may be heredity... Think of Gma and me. Hope you can beat it girl. I am sure you will with your determination Love ya!

Susan (All Things In Moderation) said...

I was exactly like you ! I swear the pics you posted , we could be twins! I think you should look into Turbulence Training! You can buy one program at a time for $10. You should try it, I swear it made all the difference for me and I lost all the belly fat!

Tricia said...

Have a great weekend!

ajh said...

Good luck! I need help with my middle too.

Syl said...

I can so relate to this post. My stomach is my WORST feature, but we are always are worst critics.
Way to be accountable my friend, you will get those 2 inches off in not time.
Do you have the shred? It's a great 20 minutes that you can fit in along side all the running you do, just a thought, feel free to tell me to stuff it :-)

Hugs Heidi, you have alot of determination i know you will get to were you want to be in no time!

Michelle said...

Planks are my friend. I have no core strength at all. So, I'm totally with you.

You CAN do it!

Marcelle said...

GET THAT BELLY OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol..I know that's what you want me to say so I'm saying it...
It CAN look a lot work hard and achieve this that is possible..its very possible...
I hope my comment has motivated you to get rid of those extra cm!!

Tamara said...

Time to whittle your middle? Moi aussi! I've got the lovely roundness goin on. Can't we just call ourselves Renaissance women and be done with it? :)

I have no advice. I'm hella spongy.

But I know you'll take care of it!

Missy said...

Good for you posting pics of yourself when you're not totally happy! Having a bikini pic of myself on the internet has helped me incredibly (except for, ya know, all the candy).

I have a video I try to do every night by Denise Austin called Best Belly Fat Blasters. It's 7 - 10 minute ab sessions. I love it, has variety and I have definitely seen a change in my mid-section.

Good luck lady!! Can't wait to see those smokin' hot abs!

Alicia said...

When I first started losing weight, I was always reminding myself to "get real." I needed to stop trying to gloss things over and really get down to what my issues were. I think posting these pics is a great way for you to do just that! You have to be 100% honest with where you are starting from in order to get where you are going. Great first step! You've come so far- this is just like the last .2 of your weight loss marathon! ;)