Well. Here we are again! Time for an update on my progress, and an answer to Amber's question. If you aren't familiar with EM:ME, head on over to Amber's to check it out. It's a great way to stay motivated, and offer encouragement to other ladies who are also trying to make themselves over!
I've had a pretty good week. I made good food choices and exercised almost every day. I did miss Saturday (boy my every day in the month of May was a bust, eh?).
However...I have mastered 3.4 mph! Remember I wanted to increase my walking speed to 3.4 and had such a hard time. I could do a 3.8 mph jog, but the 3.4 mph walk was too awkward and tired my legs out too fast. Well I'm pleased to announce that I have built up to walking 3.3 mph for the 1st 10 minutes, then 3.4 mph for the next 40 minutes, then a 4 mph jog for the last 10. Totaling a little over 3.5 miles each day!
I am down another 1.6 lbs. I wish I could have bumped it up to a 2 lb loss. Oh well!
This week I'd like to move up to 3.4 miles for the whole walking time, and increase my jogging time to 15 minutes. Wish me luck!
I didn't start my ab work outs yet. There is an awesome routine that I used to do and I want to start again. My brother has the copy of the different exercises, so I need to get it from him so I can start doing them!
Other goals: continue my water intake, and making good food choices. Also get back to eating lots more green salad...I've kind of slacked on that recently.
This week's question:
What's your favorite beauty secret?
This is a hard one for me. I don't really have any "secrets". Although I consider myself a fairly girly girl, I don't spend a ton of time on "beauty". I wear very little makeup. A little eye makeup and mascara and some lipgloss is "made up" for me. The only times I've ever worn foundation were the day of my bridal pictures, and on my wedding day...then I had my make up "done" so I probably wouldn't even know the best way to put it on!
I will gladly share my favorite mascara: I like the Maybelline Colossal volum' express. Its the one with the collagen and it is fab! If you remember way back for one of Kasey's Friend Makin' Mondays, I talked about how I still wanted to try the L'Oreal Double Extend beauty tubes mascara. Well it went on sale and I bought it. I still prefer the Maybelline. I couldn't tell if the beauty tubes actually added any length. I already have long eyelashes, so I use mascara for curl and volume. But when I washed it off...I had eyelashes come out! Both times I used it! And the volume was definitely no comparison to the volume I get from the Maybelline. So the Maybelline is still my fave!
Some other advice I can share is...wear your hair pulled back. This makes your face look thinner. I have chubby cheeks...even when I'm thin, so I like to pull all my hair, or at least the sides of my hair up and it is really slenderizing for my face.
Also...I know when we're overweight, and some of us are a lot overweight (me!) we tend to want to wear big, baggy clothes. This doesn't really "hide" us like we're thinking. It just makes us look bigger and frumpier. So buy clothes that fit. And especially buy the shirts that have the more "tailored" side seems. Not tight fitting, but not baggy. It really does make you appear thinner. It's much more flattering.
So...that's all I've got! I'm sure many of you will have far more valuable "beauty secrets" than this, but I am who I am!
Have an awesome, healthy week, and I'm off to see how everyone else is doing!