Sunday, May 6, 2012


When this whole weight loss journey started, I thought it would take forever to see any progress.
Not that I was being a "Debbie Downer" or anything, I just knew it would take a while.
I didn't want to get my hopes up or have unrealistic expectations.
So I decided not to expect much, and just to push myself as hard as I could.
I also decided that no matter what, I wouldn't give up.
 Well here I am just a week over 2 months in, and I am actually amazed by the progress I have made!
Let me just tell you...
For the whole first month, after The Hubs and I would get home from the gym I would be so worn out!
Like cant walk, cant move, cant function kinda worn out
I would come straight home and pass out on the couch for 30 minutes to an hour!
I was DEAD to the world I tell you.
NOW? Well, now I am racing The Hubs to the car after our work out.
Just the other day (after our 2 hour workout) right after we did abs, 
I was challenging The Hubs to a game of one on one basketball.
Speaking of ab workouts... I am even progressing in that area too.
I am able to push myself harder at everything I do...Like On the elliptical and run longer on the treadmill. 
Not that I run every time on the treadmill, because I have a bad foot that hurts me.
But every once in a while I do, and it feels amazing!
I am even lifting heavier weights, without a problem.
Hmmm...Lets see, what else?
OHHH right, there is the progress of being able to fit back into clothes I haven't worn in over 5 years!
Like, my fav pair of wide leg trousers that are 3 sizes smaller than the size I started out at.
Oh right, and cute top I bought and could only wear once before I grew out of it!
Yup this same outfit I am wearing today. 
Imagine my amazement when I tried them on "just to see" and they FIT ME.
Even were kinda lose on me....
 Shirt: Fashion Bug (from 5 years ago), Jeans: Old Navy (from 5 years ago),
Shoes: Soda via Ross, Necklace: Premier Designs, Headband: Vintage Wanna Bee

My dog Minni wanted to say hello!
 Ok so you might be wondering, "whats the weight loss progress already!?"
Calm down! I was getting to that!
How could I forget to share such an important progression as that!?
Welllllllll, let me tell you.
I stepped on the scale this morning.
And when I looked down....
I saw that I was down another 4 pounds!!!
So my total comes to 31 LBS down so far.
Bye Bye, So LONG... don't be coming back around, 31 pounds GONE!
And I feel amazing.

Much Love & Hugs,

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  1. Oh my gosh I am SO proud of you!!! You look fabulous! You're beautiful and such an inspiration!

    1. Thank you SO much Amanda! Its been SUCH hard work, but I cant hide my excitement about the progress!! :)

  2. That's so amazing Maria! I look forward to your updates, and get so excited for you! Keep up the good work, you'll be at your goal weight in no time! :)


    1. Thanks Erin. I can hardly wait to be at my goal weight. I often catch myself wishing I would happen faster, but have to remind myself how far I have come and actually how fast I have lost weight already. Its definitely a motivator to keep going. I am glad you look forward to the updates, I sometimes worry I might be boring people with as much as I post about it! LOL Thanks for the encouragement! :)

  3. Yay! Love it :D Keep it up! It took me 5 months to lose what you did in 2! But I was working out alone, against an ex who would always bring bad foods home and wasn't very encouraging.

    it is WONDERFUL that your hubby works out with you. I think that makes all the difference in the world that you can do this together, share the pain and bond on a different fun level.

    Love it :D

    1. Thank you. It totally does make all the difference! I said to him, if he wasnt so supportive, or didnt help me in the gym or if he hadnt changed his eating with me, I dont think I could do it! Its been amazing having it be a team effort kinda thing. He means so much to me and I love that I have him. I know I am blessed. His support has definitely kept me on track more often than not! :)

  4. Amazing! Keep rocking at the gym!

  5. Amazing, I am so proud of you. You inspire me to work harder to take off these extra pounds and take care of my diabetes. I want to be able to come visit and keep up you. Love you

    1. Love you too! I am going to call you as soon as my I get my new phone in!

  6. You look absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on all your hard work! Your outfit is perfect, too!

  7. WOOP WOOP!! Girl you look so GOOD!!!!! Ah. I want to jump into the computer and squeeze your little shrinking frame!! :) I love ya!! Keep up the great work and inspiring after shots!! Love it!


  8. You look amazing!! Congrats! Love the outfit too!! Way to go!

  9. You look AMAZING! I am so proud of you. You are such an inspiration, it's wonderful to see someone actually WORKING and loosing weight/toning up in a healthy and realistic way. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you for saying that! I am proud of myself for doing it right! Ive always wanted, hoped for and wished there were an easy magical way! But nothing beats actually WORKING hard, being healthy and doing it right! It feels great!

  10. You are so cute! Love to hear your amazing progess. It is so uplifting to hear positive thoughts on weight loss. Btw, I think I have those same wide leg trousers....somewhere in the back of my closet...hmmm....

    1. Hehe Bust those babies out! lol I love me some wide leg trousers!! I know skinny jeans are all the rage, but these are classic! hehe

      Anyways, thank you so much! Im glad to know you (and others) like these posts. :)

  11. Maria, you look amazing! Those shoes also rock!

  12. That is sensational! I am so proud of you.

  13. you look fab, Maria! You are beautiful inside-out! xo

  14. YOU GO MAMA!!! What else can I say, YOU rock :)

    Oh and you look BEEE---UUU---TI-FUL in that outfit. You re glowing girl, from the inside out, I'm so happy for you!!


  15. Awesome work girlie! You look fantastic!

  16. Maria you look great.I love reading your progress reports gives inspiration to all those mommys who just think they can not lose that extra baby jiggle so to speak. I am glad you are doing so well and just think you lose all this weight and if you are the biggest loser you get to go shopping.Woot woot keep up the awsome work and I look foward to your next update.

  17. WOW!!! You look so beautiful!!! Your weight loss posts have given me some pretty good inspiration!!! And congrats on fitting back into your clothes!!! I was so happy when I pulled on a pari of jeans before my 2nd child, they were snug, but after his birth, I was lucky to get them to my thighs... Well not lucky!!! :)

  18. You inspire me! Good job!!

  19. Wow!!! Great Job Beauty!!!! My heart sings to hear the JOY in your typed words! I would like to say at this point, Good Luck..............but I don't really think Luck has anything to do w/ this because YOU believe!!
    God Bless You Beautiful Maria-Isabel,
    Chelle Chapman -

  20. So I am so inspired on how you are pushing yourself we have finally started going to the gym. Joey is my trainer like Bruce he does not let me give up no matter how hard or tired I get he tells me keep going momma you can do it and I am amazed at what I can do. The other night we worked out then went to do a kinesis circuit oh boy did that kick my behind.But I know it will be good.I am going to keep going.Although all the baby fat is worth the results of it I want it GONE!!! My baby is 3 now.Got to go bye bye. Keep up the work and I will too.

    1. Crystal, that is WONDERFUL!! Good for you to get started in the gym. And so sweet of Joey to keep you going and motivate you! That is awesome! I am so glad I have inspired you, too. Thank you for sharing that with me!! I am so excited for you. Keep me posted on your progress!!


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