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Weight Loss: Week 3

Weight Loss: Week 3

Happy Saturday! I was chatting with Cam on Tuesday evening, explaining to him that I had to weigh-in and write my "weight loss blog post" on Wednesday morning. He asked why I chose Wednesday... uh, Weight Loss Wednesday? I quickly realized that while the name sounded cute, weighing in on Wednesday may not give an accurate representation of a "week"... so I've moved these posts to Saturday. Hope you enjoy the slower pace and musings with your morning cup of caffeine. The picture above is from this series of photos, but never made it to Instagram or the blog. I remember over analyzing it, looking at my back and my arms and not being happy with myself. I had paid money for this photo, enjoyed shooting with the amazingly talented Catherine Threlkeld, and when it came time to sharing it... my confidence and fear of judgement prevented me from hitting "share" or "publish".

I got to thinking... how many aspects of life have my weight insecurities affected? The truth is a lot. At the end of the day, this is my primary motive. I want my confidence back... and slowly, I'm getting it. As a matter of fact, Cam and I are going to the pool today. That's right: one piece, no cover-up, in a public setting - boom. So lets dive right in to Week 3's highlights:

Week 3 Favorite Core Exercise:10 Core-Strengthening Kettlebell Moves - #1 and #4 are classic kettlebell moves and my favorites.

Week 3 Favorite Meal: Snow Crab Legs and Ghee (clarified butter) - a classic Whole 30 meal for us. You can have 1/2 a pound of crab and it's only 95 calories (not including the ghee). I try to only dip occasionally, even if it is clarified butter. This snapchat picture is from a while back since beer was definitely not served on Monday when we had this meal, although we had wine with our chicken on Thursday. ;) Alcohol has never been one of my weaknesses, so it's pretty easy for me to give it up. Unlike sweets, that's hard.

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Week 3 Recipe I Want to Try:Vanilla Bean Matcha Popsicles 

Week 3 Athleisure Items I purchased at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale: I purchased and kept these sneakers and this tank. I purchased and returned this sports bra and these leggings - both great pieces, I just found the sports bra wasn't supportive enough for my 34DD's and the ombre details on the leggings were less than attractive on my thighs.

Week 3 Weight Loss: 0.5 (I can feel my weight loss starting to plateau, so I'm kicking up my activity levels this upcoming week!)

Total Weight Loss: 3.5 pounds

Weight Loss: Week 4

Weight Loss: Week 4

Insta and Inspo

Insta and Inspo