Updates: Weight Loss & Fitness

Good morning, friends!

I apologize for the lack of posts you’re probably going to get this week. My car decided it’d be a great time to break (again) and I’m drowning in debt right now, so I’m pretty stressed out … and just not exactly in the best place to write a blog post! With that said, I wanted to give you a few updates on my weight loss and fitness.

Update #1: So, as of Monday, I’ve gained 5 lbs back since my 40 lb weight loss story. Now I get it, most of you are probably like “Jessie, calm down it’s 5 lbs.” but I’m 5’1″ and I can tell when I’ve gained two pounds, let alone five. I wanted to coach myself, but I’m beginning to think that I still need that outside source of encouragement. While I’m a coach for a couple of people, I think that personally I need that other person to be accountable with. With that, I’m pretty sure I’m going to sign up with Lynette, after I find out how much my broken car is going to cost.

40 lb weight loss

Speaking of coaching, update #2 is I’M COACHING – sort of. 🙂 I’m basically offering macro consultations and offering weekly check-ins with a client. I’m still not providing a workout regimen, only because I feel that I need to be certified in order to do that. If you’re interested in hearing more, please email me. 🙂 justjessiedblog@gmail.com (yes, the “d” is not a typo)

Update #3: You’ve probably hear me whining about my injuries here on the blog, but basically I sprained my wrist a few weeks ago and had to completely take off of upper body workouts (and some lower body that included holding dumbbells or a barbell). Last week I got SO excited to try out upper body that I went HAM on shoulders (my favorite upper body part to workout) and guess what? I injured my shoulder. *rolls eyes* Note to self (and others): If you take off three weeks, do not go back into your workouts thinking you’re still just as strong. Ease back into it. I had to cut out upper body for another week and it’s still pretty sore. I’m staying away from shoulder/back workouts, but I have started doing biceps/triceps.

And finally, update #4: I’m thinking about tracking my cut (if I can afford to coach with Lynette) via YouTube and I’m wondering if you would be interested in seeing it! I mean, I’m probably still going to do it, but what do you guys think? I’m thinking of maybe a video a week showing what I’m eating and working out and then maybe another every week talking about my progress and how I’m feeling. Opinions are welcome! I know not all of you love watching YouTube videos, but let me know!

I’m off to work and THANKFULLY I have a life coach session with Amy tonight. My homework this week was to stay in the “positivity basket”, and I’m pretty sure home girl lost the damn basket like the day after my last call. Should be a wonderful session!

Tomorrow I’ll be getting my car fixed (cross your fingers that it’s just a minor problem – we’ll just ignore the fact that it’s leaking coolant like a faucet) and then my friend Amy (not to be confused with my life coach, Amy – though this Amy is basically a life coach to me sometimes …) will be in town tomorrow night after I’m done working my part-time job! We’re heading to Madison on Friday and then have a wedding this weekend. I’m assuming my blog posts will be sparse if at all on Thursday and Friday, but I promise an awesome weekend recap next Monday. 😉

What are your current weight loss and/or fitness goals?
Anyone want to give me a free car and help me burn this stupid Volkswagen I have?


  1. G says:

    I really enjoy your Youtube videos! I also would love to learn more about macro counting and your fitness routine. I’m a runner that simply focuses on whole foods, so it is interesting to me to see how others do things! Hope your car repair isn’t too serious 🙁

  2. Jessica says:

    I’m sorry that ur stressed out. And I’m sorry that u injured your shoulder. I’m on week three of my jillian michaels ripped in 30. And I’m on day 16 of my 30 day bikini body challenge and I have 14 days to go! When I first started out I weighed 145 lbs, now I’m down to 125 lbs! Good luck on ur weight loss.

  3. Amy says:

    First off—hope your car repair bill is minor–you need $ for starbucks, TJMaxx, margs + fun:) Wow, cool to see that info about you helping people-coaching-go you! Also cool to see the info for Lynette, seems like the price is decent for coaching. Secondly, UGH to injuries—hope you heal quick.My shoulder is all good now, rest did help now I’m good again, but watching the weight I use on upper body resistance machines. I am feeling better after every workout—woot, 6 weeks in on improving me:) Have a good day and keep that basket positive!

  4. Marette @ Floradise says:

    I know what you mean about 5 pounds. I am 5′, so I notice a couple pounds of weight gain. I try not to talk about weight or focus on a number, but when I add a few pounds I can feel a difference in my clothing and it makes me feel bad! I hope you get back on track and where you want to be! And I hope your car fix isn’t too expensive! Sending positive vibes your way.

    • Jessie says:

      You totally get it! Being short has it’s downfalls, for sure. My car wasn’t awful, but still way more money than I have. =/ Thanks for the positive vibes, though!

  5. Katie says:

    Well i signed up for a triathlon next weekend… i needed something with friends and it just seemed like the right fit. if i do end up backing out, the funds go to law enforcement support, so i’ll be okay with it.
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