Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Weight Loss Wednesdays: Progress (Warning! I'm in my underwear haha)

   December 2013                                                              February 2014



Hi lovelies, sorry for my absence! I rarely even go a day without posting so for me to go a week makes me feel really guilty. But if I am completely honest, it has been purely because I have actually been having a social life which is never a bad thing. 


I thought I would ease myself into blogging again with a quick #BloggersWLW post about my progress. Apologies for my lack of clothes, but it's not until I put these pictures side by side till I saw how different I look! The left was mid December and I weighed 9 stone 12, and the right was a few days ago at 8 stone 12. As you can see most of it has come off my legs which I absolutely hated before, I'm still not thrilled with them, but now I'm back at the gym I can hopefully progress further. I'd still like to lose another half a stone or so in the next few months, but I have honestly never been happier with my body than now.

My measurements before were:
Arms 29.75cm
Legs 58.75cm
Waist 79cm
Hips 94.5cm

Now they are:
Arms 25cm
Legs 53cm
Waist 69cm
Hips 85cm

I've restarted my programme at the gym which involves weights and circuits followed by interval training on the x-trainer which is great for fat burning. I have also signed up to the Results with Lucy 6 Pack Abs programme which I will be including in next weeks #BloggersWLW post. So hopefully in a few months I'll be able to post another progress picture which I'm proud to show you guys.

Have a lovely day!

26 comments :

  1. Your body is amazing before and after! Have you been following a diet?

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  2. You look amazing! Keep up the good work.

    Becka | This Is My World

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  3. Omg can't believe how much weight you have lost in only a couple of months. You must be working so hard! Well done x

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  4. oh my gosh you look amaze! your hard work really paid off big-time! xx

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  5. You look incredible! You should be proud of yourself x

    Hannah @ FashionistaDigital

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  6. These are amazing results! I have body envy! In such a short space of time as well...any tips would be great :) x

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    Libby x

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  9. You look awesome! Great job!

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  10. This is amazing and so inspiring, congratulations!x

    Lauren Evie

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  11. I have tagged you for this or that tag xoxo

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  12. Hey well done! As long as you're happy! :D
    Ellie,xx
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  13. Wow well done! You did some amazing progress! Can you show us your weight losing routine? I'd like to thin out my thighs some too ahaha (:
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

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  14. This is awesome + incredibly motivating, I want to go on a diet right now!

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  15. You look amazing! Just so you know, your picture has just been added to my inspiration folder haha :D you should be really proud of yourself!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  16. Wow, I can really see a huge difference, especially on your legs! I'd love to know what interval training programme you use on the cross trainer, my twitter is @lillieslipbalm :)

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  17. Ruby, you're looking amazing! Keep up the hard work.
    p.s. I'm just a little bit jealous of your legs, gimme!!
    Rachel @ rachelsaysfabulous! xxx

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    That little extra doesnt hurt, especially when it's delivered in a healthful package such as green tea (rather than central nervous system stimulants), but it's minutia in the bigger picture. Another way to put this into perspective is to make a list of what other things would burn 75 calories (for 150 lb person:)

    walk your dog for 15 minutes
    walk for 5 minutes at normal casual pace three times a day
    30 minutes of ironing
    bagging leaves and grass clippings for 14 minutes
    re arrange your furniture for 10 minutes
    wash your car, 15 minutes
    vacuuming for 15 minutes
    7.2 minutes of walking up stairs (could be spread throughout the day)

    Ah yes, but why move your body when you can take the pill and metabolism increases while you sit and watch TV? How about for your health? A body that is not moved, rots away. Unlike a car which only has so many miles on it and wears out from over-use, people are the only “machines” on earth that fall apart from under-use.

    Here’s what any good personal trainer will always tell you: No amount of calorie restriction or pill-popping will ever give you FITNESS. It willl never give you STRENGTH. it will never get you MUSCULARITY. It will never give you FUNCTIONALITY. At best it will help you reduce body mass slightly.
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