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New Month and STILL GOING

Firstly, I know that I don’t do a lot of blog posts but if you take the time to read what I have to say, I want to thank you! I use this as a way to hold myself accountable but to let folks know that I struggle and I triumph, I fall down 9 times and get up 10 (shout out to CARDI B!)

With that being said, although I didn’t see all that I wanted to see as far as weight loss in April, it was still an amazing month. I legit set a goal to be more active and I worked out 22(ish) of the 30 days! I’ve never taken the time to count before, but I kept a calendar, wrote down what exercise I did, and how long I did it for. This was a way for me to see how I progressed, what exercises I was doing, and goals that I could make for myself throughout the week.  I even worked out while I was on vacation. Of the 5 days that I was gone, I worked out 3 of those. I was able to find a YMCA in Houston that allowed me to use the facility since I am a member here in Oakland.

There were many non-scale victories: Inches are coming down, more stamina (I can work out for longer and I push through pain, unlike before), I have been trying to meet my Fitbit step goal for a majority of the week, increased my water intake, and still enjoying my meal prep options (I may eat out one meal of the day but for the most part, I stick to what I have).

This month I am working on: parking further so I get more walking in (meet my step goal 5 out of 7 days), switching up the workouts that I am doing (I’ve mainly done Hip-Hop Abs, which is really helping with the midsection), incorporate more strength/weight training, more fruits throughout the day, less sugar, and staying consistent! I would also like to not think too much further than the current month and sometimes the current day because I tend to get overwhelmed in the details of things, creating an unnecessary anxiety that wasn’t there before. I am thinking more and more about accountability partners and a friend discussed a accountability coach that I may look into.

I’d love to hear what is working for other folks!

With love,

Amber ❤

Finding What Works for ME


The beginning of my weight loss journey I started Hip Hop Abs with my roommates and I was intrigued by the fact that “this” Shaun T was not the Shaun T that I saw on his Insanity Work Out. Throughout this time, I have continued to use Hip Hop Abs to get the cardio and core moving but I wanted to try something else because the monotony of working out can become rather boring. Since I have been putting time into the gym trying: Zumba, body sculpting, water aerobics, training for a 5k, i thought that I would be able to do Insanity with no problem.

Boy….was I WRONG! LOL.

I almost passed out doing the warm-up! For now I am going to stick to the things that are working and when I increase my cardio, I can add Insanity. This is not to discourage anyone from trying it, I think that it is at least worth the try to know if you like it or not, it just happened to not be a fit for me at the moment!

Hip Hop Abs, Zumba, Water Aerobics, and Body Sculpt will work for now lol. Maybe I will incorporate a Boot Camp if I have the time…ummm maybe lol