Tag Archives: weight loss

Body Back | Week 3

19 Jan

Alright… week 3 – 4 pounds down! [25+ pounds down was our combine weight loss for the whole class! wow!]

I started the week right… Stroller Strides Class on monday was AMAZING! Full of new moms! [you have no idea how much I love working out with other moms… it makes me feel like Im not alone]

Here is a pic of us doing squats at the Tiffany & CO wall! LOL – and singing B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name oh! [FUN! – the kids love it!]

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Here is a word that summarizes the past 2 nights of Body Back {INTENSE}

Tuesday… INTENSE ARMS workout… whew! 

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Talk about being sore…. my brachioradialis are sore! Your what? Yeah…  forearms muscles! LOL 

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Wednesday LEGS workout… once again… INTENSE!

We started with a little run outside to warmup! I jogged 0.34 miles without stopping! OMG!!! I know its probably nothing!!!!! But for someone that can’t run for nothing 0.34 miles felt like a marathon, and I can honestly say that Im sooooo proud of myself for keep going when I thought I had to stop! :)

Circuit… and I must say, it felt good! Stability ball, weights, step stool, and TRX! Whew [again!]

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It feels good to be a Body Back-er!

Besides all the amazing workouts we do… one thing I haven’t told you, we also are assigned homework. Don’t be alarmed! Nothing like a 10 pages essay! This week’s assignment was to write a break up letter between me and a go to [bad] habit/food! Its due next week and I can’t wait to share all the amazing/funny letters these ladies are writing [with their permission].

For now… Im going to relax my sore muscles… take a warm long shower and stay healthy!

Hugs & Kisses!

Body Back | Week 2

11 Jan

All you heard on yesterday’s class was…

“Oh sh*t!”

“Holy cr*p!”

“Ugh!”

“What the F**k!”

“Arrrgh!”

“Aaaaahhh!”

and Im not even making this up!

Class was so hard…. I don’t care how physically fit you are, you would be yelling too!

It was ARMS all the way… back, shoulders, biceps, triceps… and every other muscle in between!

Then… today comes along… we are all sore right? Who cares? Exactly… who cares? No-one! Good thing we did legs!

But wait… it wasn’t really a relief… working out legs didn’t make it any easier!

This woman… gives us disposable plates! Really! Disposable plates! And tell us to skate! Simple right? NO! Get 2 disposable plates, put it under you feet and go side to side, moving your arms, like if you are skiing! Do that for 1 minute non-stop! If it doesn’t hurt, you at least got you heart pumping!

If skiing was the only thing she made us do.. I would be content… but try planks with plates, abs with plates, squats with plates…. and the list keeps going!

Thankfully we finished with meditation [<insert breath of relief here>] and deep breath in… and breath out…

:)

GB!

“Me” Photo Session | Contest Info

9 Jan

I have a lot of ladies asking me for details on the contest… so here is a whole new post on just info about the contest.

Would you like to have a session just for you!?

A beautiful picture of a new you, a new body, a happier you!!!!

This year Im offering a FREE photo session to the lady who impresses me the most! Its not who loses the most weight or inches… its who works the hardest! If you would like to be considered, I need a now picture of you (front, back and sideways – take it with your phone if its easier! I don’t care for quality)… send it to  [photosbyrenata (at) gmail.com] and write a little bit about yourself and your motivations!

The amount of weight you lose is NOT the win factor, however, the more you lose, the more you’ll impress me! :)

You must agree that after the contest is over I will display your before and after pictures.

Your photo session will consist of only YOU!

30 minutes at Deerfield Beach and edited photos on disc.

You’ll have until January 20th to send me your entry. You’ll have 6 months to work your behind off!! I’ll keep you posted on the date of the end of the contest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me before submitting your entry!

If you know someone that would like to be part of it, let them know!

Why am I doing this?

1. Because I want to support you and give you a motive to be healthy and happy!

2.Because once I was that woman who lost tons of weight and wanted to celebrate myself by taking professional pictures of a new me, and circumstances didn’t allow me, so now I want to give a special lady the opportunity I didn’t have!

Stay healthy!

 

Body Back | Day 1

3 Jan

Lets just say… WHAAAAAATT?! (its a good what!)

Before I can start my post I have to explain what “BODY BACK” is.

Here is the best explanation of it… taken from the Stroller Strides website.

“Body Back® is the newest program release from Stroller Strides’ founder Lisa Druxman. It is a results-based workout designed specifically for moms. Whether they just had a baby or had a baby twenty years ago, it will help any mom get her body back. Most importantly, it will help moms unlock their personal possibilities in an inspiring and powerful environment.”

Also according to their website “The workouts have been clinically proven in a University research study to help moms lose the weight and get their pre-baby body back.”

Needless to say… IM GETTING MY BODY BACK!

Today was our DAY 1… got there 5min till, most ladies were gathered around the instructor who had a SCALE and a MEASUREMENT TAPE! [you would think most people would be on the other side away from the scale… not these woman! They were ready!]

We all got measured… and posed for photosBYRENATA <~~ got that?

Time for introduction… wow… you don’t realized how many other moms struggle with the same issues you do until you are in a group like this! Thats why I think this groups will be soooo supportive of each other and so awesome for me!

Some were repeats… ladies that have taken the Body Back class once or twice… lost tons of weight and look great! Others… like me… were there for the 1st time, taking everything in!

Then… off to a little kick in the butt… I have a feeling this was just a “let me show you whats ahead of you” class! The instructor, Ivie Claudio, was no joke! She kicks butt! :)

Push ups, biceps curl, sit ups and squats…. a whole minute of each! Back to back!

Then… planks! If planks had a dislike button I would be the 1st to press! [I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying this! LOL!]

Well… bring it! Of course I was one of the 1st one to let it go! But Im still standing!

I am IN LOVE with my group of Body Back! I don’t think I could of chosen a better group of moms!

Thanks to all of you moms for being part of this with me! I look forward to our next 2 months experiencing together all the butt kicking ahead of us!

To ALL ladies reading this… keep in mind my contest is ON!

Would you like to have a session just for you!?

A beautiful picture of a new you, a new body, a happier you!!!!

This year Im offering a FREE photo session to the lady who impresses me the most! Its not who loses the most weight or inches… its who works the hardest! If you would like to be considered, I need a now picture of you (front, back and sideways)… send it to my email and write a little bit about yourself and your motivations! The amount of weight you lose is NOT the win factor, however, the more you lose, the more you’ll impress me! :)

You must agree that after the “contest” is over I will display your before and after pictures.

Your photo session will consist of only YOU!

30 minutes at Deerfield Beach and edited photos on disc.

You’ll have until January 20th to send me your entry. You’ll have 6 months to work your behind off!! I’ll keep you posted on the date of the end of the contest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me before submitting your entry!

If you know someone that would like to be part of it, let them know!

To the BODY BACK ladies… I already have your pictures! Just submit an entry by telling me what motivates you!

To the rest of us! Good Nite and God bless! <3

New Years Resolution | Totally personal | Motivation

2 Jan

Alright! Today my post will be a little different! Its about me! and trying to help other amazing women!

Well… it all started last year! Here comes the VERY PERSONAL stuff [things i don’t even share with my husband!] but in December 2010 I weighted 185 pounds! Yup! Thats the heaviest I’ve been in my life! It wasn’t me… I didn’t grow up being plus size, I didn’t grow up with knee pains and wearing a 1 piece bathing suit… so when I hit that number on the scale, needless to say… I wasn’t me!

I know after babies most of us can’t help it… and trust me, for a whole year while I was breastfeeding, dieting wasn’t even if my thoughts… however, when I realized that the knee pain and shortest of breath were affecting my everyday life I said “THATS ITS!”.

Dieting just to diet is really hard… you have to focus on something or someone that motivates YOU! 

My motivation was the 2 piece bathing suit! :)

I lost tons of weight right in the beginning of the year and for the rest of the year I was just controlling… and maintaining! Up until Thanksgiving 2011 I was 40 pounds down!!! I went from 185 pounds to 145 pounds… a size 14 to a size 8! [FYI I have a heavy bone structure]

After thanksgiving… its a whole other story! hahahaha!

I gained 5 pounds this holiday season… which its okay! Im not going to beat myself and be depressed! Guess what? I got to eat EVERYTHING I wanted! and I’m happy!

So now… here comes whats new… I NEED to lose the 5 pounds I gained and I would like to lose another 5 pounds this year… don’t they say that the less you have to lose the harder it is? Well… bring it on!

This year Im doing BODY BACK!… I will get into more details on what BB really is. For the mid-time… check out Body Back Facebook Page – sorry if you become interested! They are SOLD OUT! – stay tuned for next session.

This years motivation is still the 2 piece bathing suit!… but also, the fact that I will be joining other moms with the same goal “TO GET OUR BODY BACK!” I hear soooo many good things about this class… Im excited! Anxious! Nervous! Scared! hahahaha

 

So, here is where I would like to help/motivate you:

Would you like to have a session just for you!?

A beautiful picture of a new you, a new body, a happier you!!!!

This year Im offering a FREE photo session to the lady who impresses me the most! Its not who loses the most weight or inches… its who works the hardest! If you would like to be considered, I need a now picture of you (front, back and sideways)… send it to my email and write a little bit about yourself and your motivations! The amount of weight you lose is NOT the win factor, however, the more you lose, the more you’ll impress me! :)

You must agree that after the “contest” is over I will display your before and after pictures.

Your photo session will consist of only YOU!

30 minutes at Deerfield Beach and edited photos on disc.

You’ll have until January 20th to send me your entry. You’ll have 6 months to work your behind off!! I’ll keep you posted on the date of the end of the contest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me before submitting your entry!

If you know someone that would like to be part of you, let them know!

 

Happy New Year to all of you!!!

Stay healthy!