May 2013 Photo A Day #CurlyAndFit Challenge by Lexi With The Curls!

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As most of you know, I’ve been on a fitness journey since February (2/18/13 to be exact). It started with a personal 28 Day Health & Fitness Challenge, where I committed to working out a minimum of 10 minutes every day for 28 days in a row.  Today was day 74. WOOT WOOT!! LOL! In that time, I also completed the 9 week C25K program and have continued running with plans to start the 6 week 10K program next week. I started my personal challenge weighing in at … 148.5 pounds *shudder.* At 5’1″, that was WAY over a healthy BMI. I was very uncomfortable in my own skin, was busting my “fat” clothes at the seam, was experiencing skin and hair issues, and was very unhappy with myself and how I let myself go.

As of today, I have lost 15.5 pounds and feel soooo much better as I’ve taken care of a lot of things that had gotten out of control. So, in order to continue to stay motivated and consistent so that I can drop the additional 13 pounds that I want to lose, I joined another Instagram Photo A Day Challenge!! This time, it’s a Fitness Challenge for May. And, I gotta say, I’m kinda psyched (hence, why I’m sharing ;))!! I’ll continue my personal challenge to work out a minimum of 10 minutes a day, every day, but I’ll participate in the Photo Challenge concurrently. It’ll be nice to do this with others and to follow their progress as well! Plus, there are some pretty awesome prizes involved!!

Anywho, the challenge started yesterday. I just joined today, but am now up to date with my Day 1 and Day 2 photos! Check it out … ummm … but don’t look too closely at those body shots!!

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Ughh … You ever feel like you look so much heavier in pictures than you look in the mirror?!

Day 1: Starting Point + Goals

Starting Point: 133 lbs
Goals: 1. Lose another 5-8 lbs by the end of the month.
2. Continue to work out every day.
3. Continue running by starting 10K training.

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Day 2: Sweat 

So, if you’re interested in joining the challenge and want to learn more, head on over to LexiWiththeCurls.com and check out the details here. And, don’t forget check me out @Hairscapades on Instagram if you want to see daily updates!! Check out #CurlyAndFit to see ALL of the challenge photos to get inspired and motivated (if you need it ;))!!

Let’s get it ladies! 

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So, you know I gotta ask … who else is with me?!?!

Oh, and if you’re joining, post your IG handle in the comments!
(Don’t forget, if your profile is private, we can’t see or comment on your photos!)

 

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      • Hi mama! No I haven’t I have a foot injury (Rusty nail went in between my Toe). I’ve been on pain killers, which makes me sleepy. I am heading back to the doctor on Monday morning to see how it’s coming along. I am still amp’d to do this. So I am hoping for some good news.

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  1. you go boo! i’ve got to build up to this. you mentioned that your old weight bmi was too high. what site do you go to for your bmi.

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    • I got my running shoes from Dick’s in 2011. They are Brooks Ravena 2s, I think. Generally speaking, sneakers should be replaced every 6 months or so … but, I didn’t use them for long to run!!! But, I’ll probably be replacing them in another couple of months as it is about that time now. Oh, I even did a post on the importance of sneakers some time ago and there is a picture of the Brooks in the post.

      https://hairscapades.com/2012/05/03/the-right-tools-for-the-job/

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      • thank you for commenting! will check out the post. Oh…how do you like your nutribullet? Are you able to get alot in the cup to blend? I was looking at the display and saw the cup was small and I keep reading that you’re not supposed to go past the max line, i want to get it!

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