Thursday, September 5, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

I haven't updated in a while because frankly, I have been very busy. My children went back to school last week and it has been a hard adjustment for me. I have been sooo tired lately. I am not sure if it's just hard for me to get on a consistent schedule or if I have something else going on. All I want to do is sleep lately.

Then on Friday, my middle son Alexavier (we call him Xay) came home from school sick and ended up with a high fever all weekend. He barely moved off the couch and cried often due to body aches and pains. He seems to be feeling better now, thankfully. I will probably keep him home tomorrow just to be safe. We will see.

I have about a month until I head up to Dallas for a weekend vacation with some friends from online. We all met in a group on and each year there is a big meet-up in Dallas for anyone who can attend. It is going to be my first time going. I am so excited. I have never met any of the girls going in person, so it is going to be a treat. I want to look good though, so of course I am going to work extra hard on losing weight this month.

Today I started watching my water intake. I am aiming to drink half my body weight in ounces each day. Today, I met that goal. Yay! I just hope I can keep it up.

I am also eliminating soda from my diet other than as a once in a while treat. I won't buy it for the house anymore because frankly, no one needs it.

I also started an Insanity/Les Mills Combat hybrid workout today that I found online. It basically rotates Insanity and Combat workouts for some variety. I think I will like this a lot since I love both workout programs.

And of course, I am sticking with Shakeology. I love that stuff!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Sorry I haven't updated in a while. Life has been very busy for me lately. My kids are all going back to school next week and trying to get a business set up and going is hectic.

I am doing well though. I haven't lost any additional weight, but I am noticeably toning up.

I am currently on day 19 of the squat and arm challenges. I am doing well with Les Mills Combat as well.

I also went out with my husband over the weekend and danced for over two hours. I am STILL sore from it all. I did somehow hurt my hip though and it is making my workouts a little harder, but I am managing. :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

30 Day Challenges

I LOVE 30 day challenges. I know it sounds crazy, but I do. They always target a specific body part, so I love to throw them in on top of whatever program I am currently doing. This month, I am doing squats and arms. For anyone interested, I am including both in this post. Now if you do the squats, PLEASE make sure you do a proper squat. So many people don't know how to do them properly and get discouraged when they see no results at all after the 30 days. If you don't know how to do a proper squat or even just want to check and make sure you have your form correct, I recommend looking it up on youtube.

Now I started these both yesterday, so I am on day two. If you want to do it along with me, we can keep each other accountable. You know where to find me. :)

Now I know you may look at these and go WHAT!!!! 250 SQUATS? ARE YOU CRAZY?!?

Don't immediately toss these aside because you don't think you can do it. TRY! That is all I ask. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Current Measurements

I am going to restart Les Mills Combat tomorrow now that I am on Shakeology. I took down my measurements tonight and they are as follows. I am happy with the results so far.

Current Weight - 208 (down 4 pounds)
Waist - 40 (down five inches)
Hips - 44.5 (down half an inch)
Right Arm - 13 (down half an inch
Left Arm - 13
Right Thigh - 26 (down an inch)
Left Thigh - 26.2 (down a quarter of an inch)
Body Fat - 38%

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Let me just simply say, this stuff is AMAZING! Not only does it taste like cake batter, but makes me feel wonderful!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I just had to update quickly to let you all know that I have lost FIVE pounds since starting Les Mills Combat! I am only on week two! I am so happy! I can't express enough how much I love this program. Each workout works your entire body, which is WONDERFUL!

If anyone is interested, this is the exact workout program I have:

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Blog!

As I journey through the trials and triumphs that are weight loss, I thought it would be a good idea to blog about my experiences. Not only can I get out any frustrations or concerns I am having, but I can look back and see what worked and what didn't. Who knows, maybe I will even inspire a soul or two going through the same struggles.

If you don't know me, I will give you a brief introduction.

I am Maranda. I am a 31 year old stay-home mother of four in the great city of Austin, Texas. I help run a non-profit website/community for mothers in the Central Texas region. I am also an American Red Cross volunteer and a Beachbody coach. I also am a self proclaimed book worm and a horror movie buff.

Now, onto my beginning stats. Oye! I can't wait until I look back on this part later down the line and pat myself on the back for how far I have come.

Starting Weight: 212
Waist: 45
Hips: 45
Chest: 44
Right Arm: 13.5
Left Arm: 13
Right Thigh: 27
Left Thigh: 26.5
Body Fat: 44%

Now these stats are about a month old. I will post an update in about two weeks. I am currently on week two of a fitness program (Les Mills Combat) and want to wait until I am done with the first month before I take down my stats again.

Anyway, here is to a long and hopefully not too painful journey!