The Week in Review - Diet and Exercise

I spent last week in New York with my family and friends. Last Saturday was my mom's birthday and Mekhi and I surprised her by showing up at the party. She had a wonderful time. We all did. I exercised and ate (everything in moderation). I had some of my favorite treats - like sushi and half a shrimp parm. hero. There is one Italian restaurant in my hometown and the heros are to die for. I was proud of myself for just eating half - I used to eat the entire thing but this time I was completely satisfied.

My exercise could have been a bit more consistent - but I got into my grove by Wednesday by doing my Jillian Michaels DVD again. I traveled with my Netflix DVD and used weights that my mom had to do the program. It would have been a workout without weights-this is just a reminder that you CAN exercise when traveling. Even without a national gym membership!

When I weighed in on Tuesday I'd lost almost 3 pounds. I am not sure how much weight I will lose this week but I'll find out this Tuesday. One thing I do know is that even if my weight hasn't changed much the way my clothes fit has certainly changed. I think I will be ready to move down another pants size by March!

Here is my exercise for this week:

I did 213 crunches in 3 minutes

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 2


JM 30 Day Shred Level 2


JM 30 Day Shred Level 1

Exercise: 60 minute Spinning class

My weight was taken yesterday during my physical and now I can proudly proclaim -


The key for me has been consistent exercise and portion control. I also am sure to eat 3 meals and at least two snacks a day. Although I still have 20 more pounds to go before I reach my goal, I am extremely happy with my progress. I've lost this weight in 3 months which I think is a wonderful accomplishment!


Execumama said…
Wonderful accomplishment, indeed, Renee! Congratulations on a steady pace and wonderful results!
Congrats on the weight loss. I would love to take a spinning class but have knee problems, but one day maybe I wont. Hope you have a wonderful week
Trish said…
Way to go!! You are doing fantastic!!
Beadwright said…
Hurraayyy girl!!!! That is awesome. I am so proud of you. You are inspiration and I love you for it.

Colleen said…
Congrats 30lbs in 3 months...awesome!!!

Great way to remember to get the workouts in while you were on vacation!
Anonymous said…
O gawd, 213 crunches! wtg on that! It sounds like I would be in bed recooping but that's me, lol. Congrats on your lbs. lost and so proud of you on your portion controls. You are doing terrific!
Fitness Family said…
Good job on the 3 lbs lost! Yay! You're right, consistency is the key. I love it when moms take control. And yes, you can still workout when you're travelling. You just gotta choose to do it! Keep it up! --- @ImAHotMom
Kim said…
Holy cow, you are doing amazing!! Congrats on the 3 lbs, but a super-congrats on the 30 lbs!! Keep it up, I know you will reach your goal!
MarciaG said…
WOW!!! Your progress is AWESOME!!!
So happy that things are going so well for you! I see your EA sports commercial all the time--so cool! I tell my kids and hubby that know you!
Keep up the great work and motivation!!!!
Naomi said…
Wow, I am so impressed and inspired by you Renee! So amazing that your hard work is manifesting so clearly...
kia said…
You are CONSISTENT and that seems to be the key to your amazing success! Congrats on THIRTY Renee. You are such an inspiration.
Get Real Girl said…
AWESOME!!! Way to go on your 30 pound weight loss. You are on an amazing journey to reach your goal! I needed some major motivation to get me back on track this week and this post is just what I needed!! Thanks for sharing.
bookieboo said…
Dear Lord! 30 lbs. in 3 months is are the incredible shrinking woman! Pretty soon you are going to be on the maintenance train with me. ;) XXOO
Miz said…

I echo what Leah said about how great your are doing.

We gave you some love (ok stolen love as I couldnt help but toot your proverbial horn :)) in the TwoFitChicks podcast posted today.

I know you will inspire others as well,

TLEstrogen said…
That's awesome Renee. Traveling can really be a weight loss killer and it sounds like you beat that demon. WTG!
Lynn said…
WOOHOOO!!!!! You worked so hard for that number, but now I'm seeing that you are way past numbers and that they seem to be a byproduct of you just starting to live the way you love....truly awesome Renee. Keep on movin' and groovin'. :o)

My best, Lynn
funkidivagirl said…
Snacks are hard for me...I am not a snacker. But I find then I can eat too little calories in a day--and that's not good either. It's a balance for sure.
Woohoo!! 30 lbs gone!! And I saw you tweet about being down a pants size already - good for you!

Thanks for such a great example of consistency. Consistency does pay off!
Jessica said…
You're an amazing inspiration to me! Like everyone else has said, you prove to us that consistency pays off! Thanks for sharing with us! You rock!
Brittney said…
Wow! Congrats on the 30 pounds! That is awesome! Portion control, eh? I gotta work on that. I'm really impressed with your working out on the road. Way to go!

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