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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Belated... Measuring Monday

With all the festivities of the Canadian Thanksgiving my measuring day went to the wayside. But last night being nervous I still went ahead and had hubby help me measure myself. I thought that my clothes were fitting looser and I knew I saw a difference in my shape. But with all that I still wasn't sure what those measurement would be. And...I was very pleasantly surprised.

I lost...
  • 1 inch in my ribs
  • 2 inches in my waist ( I about cried when I saw this measurement)
  • 1.25 inches in my abs
  • 2 inches on my right and 2.25 on my left lower thigh
  • .25 inches in my calves
Which gives me a total of 8.75 inches lost last week. I am now officially a size 12 !!! (((HAPPY DANCE))) I tried on a old skirt ( one of the few that I kept) and it fit. I was in shock. My youngest asked me when was the last time I wore it. I honestly don't remember. It has been a few years. My goal is now to loose two more sizes and I will be very happy. I am now done with Boot Camp and I have started doing the Basic Workout Plus ( with Hoedowns) every other day for 6-8 weeks

The reason that I am going ahead and sharing all this info meaning my measurements , which I topically would stay quiet on, is because I want to share that if "I" can do this so can you. This program is very attainable. Can you imagine getting your workout done in 15 minuets?!? With this program you can.

I have done many exercise programs and know all the typical does and don'ts because of my Fitness Specialist Training but nothing was working on loosing my weight. I suffered a great amount of stress over 7 years ago and my body shut down and wouldn't let go of the belly fat or any fat as a matter of fact. The belly fat is the scary one. I have a ways to go still but now I have hope that it will happen. My goal is to loose possibly up to 8-10 more inches on my stomach. Once again I am sharing this to say to anyone You Can Do It... as Teresa Tapp would say.

A friend asked me what Boot Camp was. In this program there is the first week doing the workout tutorial everyday and you of learn the Basic Workout. Then after the recommended 7 days of learning the routine you go into Boot Camp. Which is a period of time where you do the basic workout every day for a period of time ( depending on what your goals are) and then every other day till you reach your goal then 2-3x/wk to maintain.

To tighten and tone up...boot camp, doing the Basic Workout everyday, for 7 days. Then the workout every other day for 3-4 wks. Once you have reached your goal then to maintain is do the workout 2x/wk.

To Loose Two Clothing Sizes ... Boot Camp (Basic Workout every day) is 10 days long and till goals are achieved do the basic workout every other day . ( typically 4-6 wks) After goals are attained then you are to maintain by doing the workout 2x/wk.

To Loose Three Clothing Sizes ...Boot Camp (Basic Workout every day) is 14 days and then every other day (typically 6-8 wks) till goals are achieved. Then maintain with 2 workouts/ wk.

I hope that helps.


  1. Way to go my friend!!!!! :=)


  2. Wow Mary, that is wonderful and I'm so happy for you. I think I will look I to doing this work out because like you said, if you can do it, then so can I. I have been working on losing weight and getting fitter and stronger after Chloe was born. I have had success and have lost half of the 40 pounds I want to loose. But now I'm kind of in a rut and bored with the workout DVDs I have been using. I think bootcamp may be just the thing I need for motivation and I like that I would not have to spend a large amount of time on it each day. Thanks for sharing about this.

    Have a lovely day!

  3. Look at you! That is fabulous.
    My thighs haven't budged a bit, but I lost the most on my waist so I"m not fussing.

    Keep up the good work :)

  4. Fantastic job!!! What an encouragement!!!

  5. That is great. I'm so happy for you. I do understand a bit more about the boot camp, now my question, which dvd is the best? The complete set is around $70, so out of my budget. But one dvd, I think the basic workout is $35, still high, but more attainable. I'm just not sure which one to aim for.

  6. I'll be right over...we can work out together, k?

    Seriously, I'm going to have to ask for my very own T-Tap for my birthday. Really.

    I'm so happy for you, Mary!! :)

    Blessings dear friend, ~Lisa

  7. This is so awesome!! I am thrilled for you!! Way to go!!! After reading your post, I now have a question. Do people actually lose clothing sizes? I've gained over 20lbs in the last few years, but I haven't gone up a size because of it, so I'm assuming I'm not going to go down any sizes if I actually ever lose the 20 lbs either. I've always liked my clothing loose, so maybe that's why I don't change sizes. I just stick with the baggy when I lose weight :o).

    Again I say, way to work!!


  8. Raising my hand...convicted. My allergies, cold, whatever it has slowed down my exercising...and no I didn't take the garlic syrup, another conviction...now I have to get on the ball, I have to see the doctor for check up in a month...Congratulations these numbers are inspiring and great...I would love size 12 again and then go on down.

  9. Wow! This is so impressive Mary. I guess I really should stop 'watch'ing and start 'do'ing!?


  10. Wonderful! I'm trying to decide how to exercise when the weather turns bad, so thanks for the info about the bootcamp. :)

    Annie Kate

    PS I'm hosting a Fit Mommy check-in every Friday, if you're interested.

  11. Mary, this is wonderful and inspiring! I'm putting the boot camp on my shopping list.

  12. Good for you Mary - that's fantasic!!
    You are an inspiration, my friend.
    Thanks for sharing your progress with us.

  13. Congratulations, Mary! That had to feel soooo good!


  14. Hey Mary! :)

    It sounds like your weight-loss program is going wonderfully for you! I'm trying to sneak-in some exercise here and there, but nothing drastic. However, I am a bit "envious" that you lost a few inches around your thigh area. Oh man! I wish I could loose some inches around that area as well. :)

    Anyway, keep-up the good work my Dear Friend! :)

  15. Mary, sorry, I have not been keeping up with you lately (or anyone else, for that matter)... I am so glad you posted this. Thank you! I did boot camp and a few weeks' worth of 15 min workouts but didn't get the results I wanted as fast as I wanted. So I quit. I'm encouraged to try again. :) If I could just have a private place to do it so no one can see my fat jiggling... :oP

  16. Wait, one more thing. Did your inches come off just from doing boot camp??


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