Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beyond the Half Way Mark

First of all, my apologies for being gone for so long. I wish I could say it's because I was so busy working out at the gym and shopping for garter belts but alas, I have just been busy with teaching, working in my studio, caring for my daughter, training a new Family Relief Worker and the list goes on. I have managed to do a minimum of 3-4 workouts per week and I am continuing with my healthy eating.............whole foods, limited alcohol intake, minimal dairy and fat, etc.

I was getting a little bit annoyed with the fact that my weight seemed to hit a plateau over the last two weeks. I had an instant reaction to just ditch this project because I felt like I was working my butt off with no results. So I had my personal trainer do my measurements and will re-do in three weeks to see if I am losing in inches if not in pounds. My clothes are fitting better. I wouldn't say they're hanging off of me by any means but they feel looser. I do need to add another hole in my belt which is a sign that I am moving in the right direction. And my personal trainer is jacking up my workouts so I can longer piddle my way through them.

I have found a photographer who specializes in Pin Up Girl photography. My hair/make-up/photographer consultation is scheduled for February 17th. I am pretty excited about this. It is an extravagant gift to myself but I figure, "Go big, or go home." Four months of exercising and creating a healthy body deserves a proper photo shoot and the results that I want. I may schedule the photo shoot for my actual birthday.

So, my humble group of followers, I am still chugging along and really looking forward to spring so that I can run outside and get off that treadmill.


  1. Where can I get an outfit like that?

  2. Lol, mom!!!
    I always feel like a woman from the 50s when I'm at hooping class...like those ladies that would try to lose their ass by getting it jiggled by some big motorized rubber belt. That's what that pic reminds me of.
    Can't wait to see your photo shoot!

  3. way to go!! Exercise is something mamas rarely talk about, but how important...not only for a pin up shoot, but just for peace of mind, good health, energy...keep it up...you're an inspiration!
    xo maureen

  4. When I was a little girl, my friend's mom had one of those jiggly machines! We used to play with it all the time - it was so funny!

    Congrats on the progress Julie!

  5. Good for you...there is always that plateau stage, so don't get discouraged! The first few pounds were the easy water-related ones. And now that you're working out consistently, you are gaining muscle mass. Just keep thinking of all the unweighable things that are happening...the healthy heart, the better skin, the boost to your energy levels. You go girl!