Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How I Am Conitinuously Kicking My Own Bootay: Intro

Damn calories, scales, and that one exercise that we all seem to avoid.  I have had a very interesting life in the land of weight loss.  My sister, Darla, is the blessed one; She's a size zero and has an hour glass figure and eats McDonald's double cheeseburgers regularly.  While I have to workout 5-6 days a week and watch what I eat...LAME!

I have recently been receiving a great deal of messages from my friends on facebook wondering how I have lost my weight and any tips I could share so I decided to blog and share with everyone because we all know how hard and lonesome weight loss can be. 

January 2011, I weighed 172 lbs and was a size 12-14.  At this point I have never weighed more and I have never felt so disgusted and so unattractive in all my life.  In high school I was a size 8 and fluctuated between 138-142 lbs.  After high school I lost a lot of weight; however, I wasn't consuming enough for how much I was working out ( 800 calories/day and running 5-6 miles a day plus weight lifting).  Before I knew it, I became anorexic and weighed 100 lbs and was a 00.  I had obtained tendinitis in my left leg running in the wrong shoes and had to cut down significantly on my workouts and running. I moved in with a lady that made home cooking almost every night and that combined with little no workouts I began to pack on the pounds.  Before I knew it I was my max weight and knew something needed to be done.  I always tell people that are struggling with weight you have to want weight loss for yourself and you have to hit rock bottom/ something has to embarrass the hell out of you to make you reach the point of no return.   For me that point was 2 people in one week asked me if I was pregnant!!! Pregnant!! I couldn't believe it and I was so humiliated that I woke up one morning and was bound and determined to kick that fat and become lean and toned.  This time I was going to do it right!

So, I joined Planet Fitness in January of last year and have never looked back.  Today I weigh between 128-132 lbs and am a size 2-4.  My weight constantly fluctuates and honestly I don't ever get on a scale... too discouraging! Throughout my blogs I will list what I ate that day and the routine I did.  I plan on posting about 3 times a week so you all can see my Mon, Wed, Fri routine and Tues, Thurs, Sat routines as well as see my weekend plans.  I will be posting recipes for the things I eat which are all my own and all of them take under 30 minutes to prepare and cook.  Also, I try to stick to foods I can (A) afford and (B) realistic.  Though super health foods and all kinds of different supplements are great my pocket book doesn't really allow me to like them so much.  Also, I will try to put pictures of different workouts so you can visually see the workout so you can mimic them at home or in your gym.

I will start my official workout/food journal blog tomorrow since this one is way to long as it is. Feel free to post any questions you all may have if you are unclear on anything! Thanks for reading, love your faces!

Beginning of my Journey: Size 12-14, 172 lbs                              May 2011 Size 8 152 lbs
                                          Thanksgiving 2011  Size 6, 142 lbs.

                                          May 2012 Size 2/4 130 lbs.


  1. This is so awesome! This is Jaime btw. I gained 70 lbs with my first baby and I'm only down 40. I want to lose another 40 and it is such a battle. I love hearing other peoples success stories. It helps keep me motivated to keep working at it. You look amazing! :)

  2. I think you look great, Danni :) I'm so happy you're doing this the healthy way.

    I'd love to be a tone 130 lbs. I think that's my happy/healthy/realistic weight.