This is an extremely late post (about a month late actually) as the Baby Boot Camp MOLO wellness challenge ended March 31.
These were my S.M.A.R.T. goals, how I fared, and what I learned:
- Lose 10 pounds
- Lose 2 inches in my waist
- More salad and meal prep
- Exercise at least 2-3 times a week
I did not lose 10 pounds. I blame lack of self-restraint. There were a lot of celebrations in February and March (birthdays which included my husband’s and daughter’s; a wedding; and Valentine’s day). I started off strong with the salads, but there were so many carb-filled occasions I could not resist. I’ve learned (over time) that I need to stay away from carbs if I want to lose weight. Paleo dieting worked for me in the past, so I should try that route again…and I need to nix my sweet tooth. 🙁
I lost some inches overall. Not enough to wear my “skinny clothes” comfortably again, but enough to make my normal clothes feel okay. I’m not in the mood to shop for new clothes yet or hit the beach in a bikini, but my wardrobe definitely needs updating!
I fell off the salad kick midway through the challenge. Mainly, because I had too many leftovers from dinners I had to eat and didn’t want to waste, but once I “fell off the wagon,” it was difficult to get back on. Moving forward, I do want to get better with meal prep. My friend Toby (who is a responsible eater, and it shows) started a weekly e-mail of recipes, which I will try soon. It’s still in beta, so I’ll let you know when it’s officially launched. The gist of it is: simple, under 20 minutes-to-prep recipes with a focus on a different protein.
Exercise: I have been exercising 2-3 times a week, but I think I need to do more. As much as I hate exercising on my own, I still need to do it if I miss class.
In conclusion, it’s easy to feel defeated and give up, but I’m going to stay positive and continue working toward my goals! The best part of MOLO is figuring out what works for you and what doesn’t work. I can always re-start it on my own, with their calendar of challenges and tips for a healthier lifestyle.
Baby Boot Camp Culver City
Melinda Blechner & Elizabeth Avila run two different types of boot camp classes: stroller-fitness classes for moms (Baby Boot Camp), and high intensity interval training for women (Karna Camp). All classes are taught by nationally certified trainers.