Up for the Challenge: Week 7

It’s hard to believe that this challenge is almost over (just 2 more weeks to go). I lost 1 lb. this week which is OK. I keep hearing that the last pounds are the hardest to lose so I just have to keep up my hard work and hopefully they will come off with time.

This week I met my goal of doing 5 classes! I took 2 Shape classes, 2 Power classes and Advanced. I am starting to notice that I feel stronger in class and I can stay in the positions (like chair) much longer that I used to be able to. It’s nice to feel strong!

The belt is too loose for my waist!

My boyfriend Chris & I went to a work dinner on Friday night and I was planning on wearing a dress that I bought in the fall for a wedding we attended. But when I put it on it was too big! I was really surprised and happy (even though I like that dress!). So then I changed into another dress that worked better and I decided to put a belt around the waist and my belt was too big too! We couldn’t help but laugh. I’m not ready to throw away all my old clothes and go on a shopping spree yet (although that sounds really fun) but this was the first time I’ve been too small for them so that is a good feeling.

One last story from this week: I went out with my sister on Saturday night and we ate some pretty unhealthy food (chicken wings AND pizza.. I know) and I felt so yucky on Sunday. It was a good reminder that my body really prefers and runs best off of healthy food so next time hopefully I can remember that and resist the temptation.

Dancers Shape is doing weekly giveaways this month to help motivate us challengers and keep us going on our New Year’s resolutions. You can enter every week by posting to the Dancers Shape Facebook wall, tweeting them, or tagging them on Instagram.


About the Author

Laura is not a doctor or a dietician and this is only a plan for her. If you’re thinking of beginning a new exercise or diet plan, check with a doctor first to get some guidelines on what will work best for you and your goals.

Laura Furr is an Austinite who enjoys fitness, food & fashion. She graduated from the University of Texas Advertising Master’s program and works as a consultant. She loves cooking, exploring Austin & her boxer dog Rufus. She posts about her adventures on her blog