Beach Body Challenge with Annie McDonnell – A Year of Transformation


I lost 7.4 pounds since I began my Year of Transformation (on Sept. 7th, 2015).

corn mazeI gained 1.4 pounds this week.  I was out of the house quite a bit and definitely did not eat appropriately for 2 days. So, I pay the price. I will think twice before eating bad things again…even if it is my only choice. I need to bring food with me to Fairs and such…I ate awful when not home, and drank soda…I was not a good girl.

When I was at the Fall Festival, I told my friend that when you don’t eat right, I eat MORE. There was no protein being offered on the farm, and I noticed a huge difference in my energy level and how much I ate. I learned my EMPTY CALORIES lesson. What a waste that was!

I walked A LOT this week. We got lost in the Corn Maze…I know I got in more than10,000 steps! I honestly thought that would make a huge difference, and that I would certainly lose weight. My joints are screaming, but I feel very good that I was able to keep up with my friends at the Fall Festival and Bronx Zoo. So, my stamina is improving for sure.

I am going on vacation on Friday. Wish me luck eating well, and exercising there!

Keep On Keeping On! I get my evaluation at Spectrum PT on November 1st, 2015. The goal is to help me with Balance, Flexibility, Pain Management and Weight Loss! I trust that when I am being monitored while I work out, I will be a lot more successful. I am so excited about this opportunity. The plan is also to get back to my beloved CIZE!  I love that Beach Body workout and I am missing it! But, I understand now that I need to work up to that level of exercise.

One thing I cannot live without ~

A HEALTHY BREAKFAST!! I love my morning routine with breakfast being an amazing start to my day. I love Quinoa with seeds, nuts, cinnamon, and a dash of honey or vanilla…heated up…YUMMY! Perfect autumn breakfast! I still love my eggs too..and, this weekend I was able to get Farm Fresh Eggs!!  Yummy!




FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! While I have slipped a bit…I am not too concerned. I am hoping next week will be fab! I know I can do this. 

Please join me next week, where I’ll tell you how I am doing on my vacation! I am going to visit my Best Friend and see other close friends in Virginia…and, we are going to be in Massanutten for one week! WOOT WOOT!! LOTS OF WALKING!!


This Weeks Total Tally:

Beginning Weight: 271

Present Weight: 263.6

Body Fat: 60.7% (Up 2.1%)

Total Body Water: 20.0 (WAY TOO LOW, no changes)

Muscle Mass: 27.8% (WAY TOO LOW, down .7%)

3.6 lbs. of Bone Mass (need to research this, no changes)

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  1. October 15, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Hey, it happens! I actually increased my calories to lose weight. I track via MyFitnessPal and track carbs, fat, and protein and plan my meals every day. I got my 21 Day Fix shirt in the mail today and I’m in week 2 of Body Beast!

  2. Annie McDonnell
    October 21, 2015 / 6:14 am

    I need to start tracking! Great idea, Tracy..thank you….
    You are doing awesome! Congrats…

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