CB Blog Team

Whew is it already the start of week 3?  I’ve often heard that it takes 21 days (give or take) to get into a habit of something.  That means this week will be the one to really solidify what I’m doing for the long haul.  I think in week one it can be a bit of a shock to your system and your old habits of eating and making poor choices have the strongest pull.  Those cravings of something sweet or fattening come fast and strong, and if you’re not aware of them can easily ruin all your hard work.  However, each time I’ve made a choice to resist grabbing that doughnut or deep fried item, I get stronger in my resolve and give myself more power over my own cravings.  There’s something empowering about dictating what you eat and what you put in your body.  I’ve found the supplements I’m taking have really had an effect on my appetite and energy level from day one.  I knew going into this that it would take more than a few days for them to kick in fully and really start to notice what was happening in my body, but I feel like I know have a good system going.

 

This info graphic is just one of many things that I like to find online to help with my continuing education.  The more information or ammunition I can get for myself, the easier it is for me to combat my cravings or a friend wanting to go get some fast food, etc.  My goals and resolve to do this are stronger than any craving or peer pressure out there.

Part of sticking to a diet really has to do with your mindset and understanding of why you’re doing it.  If you’re not passionate about your own health and well being a start of a diet will die quickly because you’re not invested enough in your own success.  You have to constantly remind yourself all the reasons you’re doing this in the first place.  If I just start going through the motions of eating good and exercising I lose motivation or only do it halfway.  I have some personal notes and reasons for why I’m doing this and I would encourage you to write down all the reasons you want to lose weight.  This should be a list that you look at daily, and update with new reasons as they come to you.  Set up rewards for yourself when you reach milestones like 10 pounds lost, or 21 days etc.  I’m going to do the same right now!

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Americans will spend about $550 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. So it’s obvious, many of us are on a quest for happiness. Keep Reading

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There are so many holidays where kids get too much candy!  My kids still have candy left from Valentine’s Day!  With Easter just around the corner, here are some alternatives to candy-filled Easter Eggs and other healthier Easter options. Keep Reading

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The Best Core Exercises

by CB Blog Team on February 19, 2014

You know core exercises are good for you, but do you include core exercises in your fitness routine? Core exercises are an important, often neglected, part of a well-rounded fitness program. It pays to get your core muscles in better shape, read on to find out why. Keep Reading

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by CB Blog Team on May 18, 2013

It has been about 4 weeks since my last post. This is in part to not wanting to bore you with my day to day monotony. The other part is due to being busy busy busy. Despite being busy, I have not strayed from my weight loss program. I have still been exercising regularly and watching what I eat. I did however have to increase my calories due to competition. Keep Reading

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Hot Topics May 2013

by CB Blog Team on May 2, 2013

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Some of you may have noticed that I did not do my weekly weigh in post last week. This is because I am getting to the point where my weight loss is going to slow down. As I get closer to my goal weight, I will have less change in scale weight and more change in body composition. What I am looking for now is improvements in athletic performance and a decrease in body fat percentage. Here are my current stats.

2/7/13                                      4/7/13

2 days post delivery

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2/6/13

Day after delivery

2/9/13

2/16/13

2/23/13

3/2/13

3/9/13

3/16/13

 

Weight

181

179.1

170.7

166.8

164.6

163.3

160.9

 

Waist

 

40.5

38.75

36.25

35.5

35

34.5

 

Hip

 

43.5

42.5

42

41

40.5

40.5

 

Thigh biggest

 

23.75

23.5

23

23

23

22.5

 

Thigh smallest

 

18.5

18.5

17.75

16.75

16.5

16.5

 

Calf

 

14.5

14.25

14.25

14.25

14.25

14.25

 

Arm

 

11

10.75

10.75

10.5

10.5

10.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/23/13 4/7/13      

 

Weight

 

158.7 155.8        

 

Waist

 

  33        

 

Hip

 

  40        

 

Thigh biggest

 

 

22.25        

 

Thigh smallest

 

  16        

 

Calf

 

  14.25        

 

Arm

 

  10.5        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

155.8

 

 

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Hot Topics April 2013

by CB Blog Team on April 2, 2013

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When I say consistency, you say YEAH!

This week I lost 2.2 lbs and am very happy about it. At this point in my weight loss plan, I am hoping to lose an average of 2 lbs per week. I still have 23 lbs to lose, so this should be at least 11 more weeks. In order to do this I will stick to the same ole’ diet and make small increases/changes to the intensity, type, and length of my exercises. The reason for all the changes is for several reasons. First, in order to avoid plateaus, you must keep your body guessing. Next, the muscles may need time to recover from the previous days loads. Lastly, varying your exercises improves overall fitness and prevents mental burnout and injuries. Keep Reading

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