Today marks Day 1 of the Your Shape Challenge, a 3 month challenge to get fit, or in my case, lose weight. I’ve always tried to do weight loss things by myself and usually fail so I thought this would be a great way to hold myself accountable. And to top it off, we will compete for prizes which gives even more motivation to lose weight.
I previously mentioned the Your Shape Workout but today, I tried it out just to see what I was dealing with. I was surprised. Surprised at how my arms felt like they were going to fall out, surprised at how much sweat had started to drip after 10 minutes, and surprised that I look like that on TV. Since the workout puts YOU in the TV next to Jenny McCarthy’s animated image, you get see yourself working out. Not a pretty picture folks. But it does open your eyes to what you really look like. Like you don’t know huh.
Your Shape will be my main workout, 5 days a week. I’ll be starting out at 15 minutes a day the first week and 30 a day the second week. I’ll be doing a little walking in-between and using Weight Watchers to help me understand food portions and keep it under control. I’ll also be drinking lots of water but without giving up soda completely. I don’t want to deprive myself because I’ll just end up failing for sure. One 8oz a day at the most…but will try to go without.
Now it’s time for the BEFORE photo. This was a hard decision because although you have seen me in workout gear before in my videos, I have always worn black to hide me as much as possible. Well this time, I chose to do the opposite. I’m always hearing, “you’re not that big Lori” and frankly, I hate it. I am a big girl. No, I’m not 300 pounds but I do have a LOT of fat, especially in the lower belly area which in my opinion is the worst spot to have it. So I decided to take the photo using light colored clothing and tighter fitting clothing to show all, so that you can see EVERYTHING. I’m putting it out there to hopefully motivate myself and you. I hate it because I know people I adore will see me in such a vulnerable state but you just gotta do what you gotta do.
So without further ado…….
Weight is 199
Measurements are as followed.
- Starting Weight 199
- Bust Measurement 45
- Waist Measurement 44
- Hips 46
- Midway Measurement 51
- Thighs 25
- Upper Arms 13
- Forearms 10
- Calves 16
- Neck Measurement 15
I’ll report back on the challenge after one week, and every week thereafter. I hope you hold my hand a little and anyone else that needs their hand held. And remember, you can post here as yourself or anonymously. I hope you read some of the reader stories and perhaps submit your own.
My fellow challengers are:
- Toni from A Daily Dose of Toni. @totally_toni
- Kim from Crafty Mama of 4. @craftymamaof4
- Amy From Selfish Mom. @SelfishMom
- Beth from Plus Size Mommy. @plussizemommy
- Claire from The Mom Claire. @TheMomClaire
- Elizabeth from Busy Mom. @BusyMom
- Kelli from The Centsible Life. @CentsibleLife
- Stephanie from Mommy Musings. @MommyMusings
- Jodi from Multitasking Mommy. @JodiGrundig
This challenge is sponsored through Collective Bias and Your Shape Ubisoft. I was given the Wii workout and may receive additional soft incentives and/or cash as prizes through the challenge. It in no way affects my opinions of the workout and as always, will be truthful to you. Read my full disclosure for more info.