Who am I and what will this blog be about?
My name is Cassie, I am 30 years old, married with dog (Maddison, Maddy), a young technical service professional in the specialty chemical industry. I lost a lot of weight during my teen years growth spurt then I gained a bit back in college (though I was still pretty active). After college is when the pounds really started racking on and in 2011 just after purchasing our first home, I had the realization that I was up to 234.8 lbs!! On top of that, I had borderline high blood pressure. Talk about a wake up call. In March 2011 I joined weight watchers to turn my life around.
I lost about 60 lbs on ww in a year and then I decided to try MyFitnessPal because it is free. I’ve been doing that for a month and have lost 7 lbs so far.
I am refocusing my efforts on to not just losing weight (I only have 35 lbs left to my goal weight!), but also onto getting fit. This blog will focus on talking about my workouts and tracking my progress through photos, measurements, and weight lost on the scale. I will also post about some recipes I make and enjoy.
I’ve been into yoga for a few years now and that has been my primary workout over the last 1 1/2 years with a little cycling thrown in there. Over the past month, I’ve really kicked it up a notch because I’m not going to get fit without putting in more effort. I have dedicated myself to exercising for at least 30 minutes during my lunch hour at work by either walking a few miles or joining in group fitness with yoga or pilates. I use MapMyFitness to track my walks, runs, and bike ride. I’ve also starting following Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 DVD workout program. I am currently in week 2 of that program with 2 days left. I’ve also started Pooch to 5K with my dog because she’s a little out of shape too and I would like to start running because it’s great exercise and should really help improve my endurance. We are currently repeating week 1 of that program with 2 days left.