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4 Month #Cinchspiration Update

5:05 PMMelanie M.

So here we are, 4 months into my weight loss journey. I've had a roller coaster of results but am back on track. After almost 2 months of hitting a plateau, I was getting frustrated. I turned to my fellow Cinchspiration Ladies to help me keep my spirits up and keep on going. They were the perfect shoulder to cry on, perfect people to vent to!
Last Monday I weighed myself, with much hesitation I looked down and saw that the scale had finally moved! I was down 2 more pounds. It was such a relief. I'm jealous that I haven't had the results that most of the other women have had, but I'll take what I can get. I need to figure out what it is that I need more or {or less of} and go from there. I thought cardio twice a day for an hour and circuit training for 30 minutes 4-5 days a week was enough, but apparently not enough for my body. 
My appetite has been a lot more easy going lately. My body is getting 110% used to my calorie intake as well as my diet. The only downfall is I'm almost out of my most favorite Cinch meal in a bar, the peanut butter chocolate chip. My last 2 boxes came with two boxes of the blueberry crunch meal in a bar instead of one blueberry crunch and one peanut butter chocolate chip. I'm still having a shake one-two times day. I've gotten used to the pomegranate energy tea more. Although I like having it as a hot tea somedays, I enjoy it more as a cold iced tea. With the Fall among us it's starting to get more tough to down a cold shake in the morning. So I've started to switch it up and have a small cup of oatmeal with my shake. Somedays I have a whole grain waffle with some fruit. A new mix for my shake I've been doing lately is:
  • half a banana
  • half an avocado
  • almond milk
  • ice
  • vanilla Cinch
The new ME -13lbs 
Excuse the blurry picture. My son wanted to take the picture of me. Although I'm not seeing "extreme" results like some of the other ladies on the Cinch program have, I am noticing my clothes are getting more loose. My jeans are not as snug and I have much more energy and stamina than I did before. I have only gone down 1 pant size so far. I still have those thighs to work on! My main concern was my tummy/mid section area. My arms are definitely toning as I never had an ounce of definition in my bicep. Still working on the arm flab, but it too is slowly disappearing. 
This is my progress thus far. You can obviously see the difference. My belly is finally shrinking. My arms are slimming down too. I am still not at my goal weight or body, but I know I'm getting there.  I'm kind of embarrassed looking back at Day 1. I knew I wasn't skinny minnie, but wow. And I feel a whole lot better than I did back then. I also love working out and eating healthier. 
In talking with some of my health conscious, fitness friends of mine they have also been my motivation and go to when it comes to fitness questions. Many have recommended that I continue to do my workouts but start adding more weight and strengthening. I have changed my life, my lifestyle and my eating habits. I am proud to say I've been able to overcome some of the {bad} habits I've had and have even got my kids to follow. I'm still working on eating habits with the Hubby! He blames his job industry {Culinary Director} on why he has such a hard time losing weight and eating right.

2 more months of Cinch to go! About 15 more lbs to go!!!
Weight: 140
Waist: 30
Hips: 37
Thighs: 24
Arms: 12
Chest: 32.5
Neck: 14

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12 comments

  1. You are looking great! I have only lost 16lbs on Cinch but I feel so much healthier too. You are doing great. Slow and steady wins the race.

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    1. Thank you. Congratulations to you too! It's definitely about how we feel..and sometimes I have to remind myself more often.

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  2. You can totally see a difference! I am still trying to figure out how your shake tastes, because avocado? I know its a fruit but I don't know if it would add or take away from the sweetness :D

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    1. Thanks Maribel. You've gotta try it. It gives it a creamier texture. Doesn't add or take away from the sweetness at all. I don't know how to explain it. When I was little my Grandpa used to make banana, avocados, a few ice cubes, milk and a teaspoon of sugar in a bowl and I loved it. It always reminded me of him. I grew up eating it often and started making it for my kids. I figured I'd try it as a shake.

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  3. You look great!!
    I've been trying to get my husband on board with eating healthier and working out but he keeps telling me that he doesn't have time. I think it's an excuse... I suppose that when he really wants to do it he will.

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    1. Thanks Jackie! Yeah, my Husband gives me excuses and because he's at work most of the time I guess he has to be the one to choose when he's ready to get healthier. He has done it before, and at that time, I wasn't ready. Wish we could be on the same page with eating healthier...but it's tough. I admit. Good luck with your journey!!

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  4. You are beautiful Melanie and you look awesome! I'm so happy you have found something to help you over that plateau. Keep up the great work! :)

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    1. Thanks Mandee! I'm hoping to be able to keep hurdling over that plateau too. Crossing my fingers.

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  5. I think you are doing awesome! I need to get myself in gear. Having a hard time getting motivated though...

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    1. C'mon Cyn you can do it. I've seen how much you've lost. Do it with me! We can motivate eachother!!

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  6. You look great! It is a journey but at least you are trying and we'll look at you down 13 pounds! Amazing! Keep up the good work! I am so proud of you!

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    1. Thank you Sommer! It is definitely a journey...a bumpy ride in fact. Sometimes it's all so much easier in my head than it is to physically do the diet and exercise. Although I've come a long way and love working out and eating healthier.

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