2 month #Cinchspiration update and giveaway

I can't believe it's been 2 months already. I have had trouble with my Cinch program since entering the Summer months. We have been on the go with picnics, bbq's, travel and many friends and family in town throughout the Summer. My mornings have always been easy, starting off with a shake or Cinch bar. By the time lunchtime comes around, we're out and about either at a theme park, the beach, the pool...somewhere!
Early Morning breakfast cocktail in Vegas! 
I have been able to sustain from over indulging, but have broke down many times eating wherever we were, whatever was available. Typical Summertime issues for me. Yes, it's bikini season, but it's also hard to overlook all the party invites to bbq's, picnics and pool parties. I did however try to bring my bars and individual packets with me while I traveled. Even on a recent trip to Las Vegas for my birthday, I started every morning with a Cinch shake! I had my early morning breakfast cocktail in Vegas...my Cinch Shake!!
Although it's been rough to stick to a schedule it's been hard to stick to a workout routine with the injury to my shoulder and neck that I've had. As I've mentioned in the previous update, I've been having workout issues and also seeing a physical therapist regularly.  I've had many bumps in the road and especially harder to not get in as much exercise as I had been wanting to and once had. I was religiously doing cardio daily as well as circuit training 3-4 times a week before I had injury to my neck and shoulder. Walking is the most I can do and even that I can only do for 30 minutes at the most, before needing rest. 
Despite not reaching my goal by my birthday (July 28th), I am still happy with my results being that I can't workout as much as I'd like to. I have been able to maintain my weight, maintain my eating habits and not over induldge. My weakness this past month has been beer! While out on the lake, river, the beach or by the pool it's hard not to have a beer or something. I have been able to choose the beers I have and make sure I again, don't over indulge. 
Some of my favorite things that have helped me get through this journey.
Fitness Magazine
Fresh Blueberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Cinchspiration for Bloggers Group
My exercise ball
Cinch Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip meal in a bar
The inspiration of BeautyandtheBrute.com (also on YouTube)

All in all I have seen changes in my clothes and the way some fit. I have seen it in midsection more so than in my thighs, or arms. My toughest part is my hips and thighs. If I can continue to lose in my midsection along with my hips and thighs, I will be a happy camper! I really can use some strengthening so I can start working out again, toning and getting the FAT to disappear! To me, it's not about my weight it's about what I see in the mirror. Although I am happy to see a change, I want more!! Only time will tell....
Total weight loss: -11.3 lbs
Weight: 141.7
Waist: 31
Hips: 38
Thighs: 24
Arms: 11
Chest: 32.5
Neck: 14 
Would you like to join me on my Cinch journey? Here's your chance to win a Cinch Starter Kit for yourself valued at $228. 
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  1. My goal is to lose 30 lbs.

    I entered on the rafflecopter with my Facebook name (Mary Happymommy). Thanks for the chance!

  2. I am 66 yrs and now pre diabetic, so NEED to lose #60!
    I know Shaklee can help me do it. It’s not working by
    regular means and need to get my body back in balance.
    ur doing great! thanks for the op

  3. Great job Melanie! Temptations are hard to resist but I'm so proud of you! Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks Sommer! Temptations are definitely hard to resist, but I also know that I can't "give up". Thanks for introducing me to Cinch!

  4. I would love to lose 10-15 lbs! I've already lost 57 but the last bit is the HARDEST!

    1. 57lbs? Geez girl...did you even have 57lbs on you to lose? The last time I saw you, you looked amazing!

    2. You didn't see me at my heaviest! I kept myself hidden WELL! When we got married I put on 15 lbs our 1st year(happy lbs)! Then +50 when I got pregnant. WOW that was hard for someone 5'2" & almost 40 years old AND on first pregnancy! Whew!

    3. Happy lbs! I love that. Well, either way you look gorgeous and I'm happy you are making your goal. It's definitely tough, but I know you can do it! I hope I can get it done faster..

  5. I would like my pants to fit better. Maybe 10 pounds would do it.

  6. i am trying to loose 20 more lb

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  7. I need to lose 45 more lbs

    angelalee . mark . rep (at) hotmail

  8. My goal is to get to a weight where I feel good!


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