water I started my weight loss journey 2 weeks ago and I don’t know what has been harder, working out or drinking more water. I am not a huge fan of water but I knew I had to increase my intake. I keep track of my water intake in my FitBit app and I am suppose to drink 48oz a day. I pretty much always hit this mark now and usually go far beyond. The thing that has helped me with this is having a good water bottle that I like. My Aunt-in-Law sent me this Life Factory bottle, it is glass with a silicone sleeve and I can get 16oz of water into it. At first it took a lot of work to get those 48oz down, but the more I drink it the more I actually LIKE the water.

So if you are trying to lose weight get yourself a good water bottle so you can keep track and just keep refilling it. If you have a hard time drinking it try adding some lemon or berries to your water to give it a bit of a flavour.

 

The second thing that I find very important in a weight loss journey is taking your measurements. You might be losing inches even when the pounds are not going down as fast as you would like. For me personally I am built to gain muscle fairly fast, so the scale is not always my friend. In the last two weeks I have fluctuated between 2-4lbs lost, as of today it is only 2lbs. BUT I have lost 19.4 Inches. I take measurements from the following parts of my body:

  • Upper Arm
  • lower arm
  • bust (this one probably is not super true because it depends on if I have just nursed or need to nurse)
  • waist
  • around belly button area of stomach
  • love handles
  • hips/butt
  • thigh
  • calf

workoutSome of my measurements were as small as .5 of an inch, but I lost ELEVEN (11) inches off my waist in the last 2 weeks. So it is very important to take your measurements.

So to keep you up to date. I have lost 2lbs and 19.4 inches in 2 weeks. I have been drinking a minimum of 48oz of water a day and I work out everyday. My workouts vary but usually include 10-30 minutes on the stationary bike, different abdominal workouts, weights, leg workouts and stretches. And yes I like to workout while watching old seasons of the Biggest Loser. I just pretend Jillian is yelling at me.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing.




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