Beach Body Challenge with Annie McDonnell – A Year of Transformation


It took me 9 weeks to get to a 10 pound weight loss. I am holding strong at that number FOR NOW. I should have lost weight, but ONE meal did me in…(I believe)

EPIC FAIL: I went to dinner with my Uncle on Saturday evening, and I ordered ravioli with a chicken meatball. Either way, I now know that I need to count calories. That will begin tomorrow!

Using my Fit Bit again ~ Now that I am walking Simon regularly and going to my Wellness Program at Spectrum Physical Therapy, I am warming up my Fit Bit to help me make sure I meet my daily exercise goals. My Physical Therapist says that I need to start off very slowly…and, not to get discouraged, as it is typical to go up, go down, and even plateau. But, his Wellness Program is a huge piece of HOPE for me to finally get the working out part right!

I began the Beach Body “Slim in 6” this last week, and I am loving it. Since I cannot jump around like on the CIZE program (for now), I dance around the house…which is fun, too. At least I know I will not injure myself.

I did have to rest for ONE day, because I have tendonitis in my left ankle, and I had to get a Cortisone Shot.

NEW PLAN ~ One Day at a time!!!!

One thing I learned I cannot live without this week ~ Walking My Dog…Simon. Keeping up with his energy is infectious.

Positive Thinking. Another important aspect of this Challenge. Not giving up, is another one.

IMG_6831FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!  I have crossed off almost ONE Week of the “Slim in 6”, and, I am excited to continue this journey.

With the holidays coming, I am getting nervous about my success. I hope I can remain vigilant.

Please join me next week, where I will have been with the PT program for one full week!


This Weeks Total Tally:

Beginning Weight: 271.0

Present Weight: 261.0 (No Change)

Body Fat: 61.9% (Up 1%) SHOOTING FOR 30%

Total Body Water: 20.0 (WAY TOO LOW, no changes) SHOOTING FOR 55%

Muscle Mass: 27.7% (Down .4%) What I have read so far, states this should be at 35%.

3.6 lbs. of Bone Mass (no changes) THIS SHOULD BE 12%. I am not sure as to why this number is not changing.


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  1. November 12, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    You’re doing great!!!!!

  2. Annie McDonnell
    November 17, 2015 / 8:39 am

    Thank you Tracy Krimmer…I am sore from working out, but it feels wonderful!

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