Month 5 #Cinchspiration Update

I absolutely cannot believe it is month 5 of my Cinchspiration journey!  Overall I’d say this has been a great month.  And despite a few hiccups I’ve maintained my weight loss by relying heavily on the Cinch Maintenance Program.

If you’re just tuning in, I’ll sum up the last five months in a sentence.  Since June, I have lost 16 pounds, completed my first Luray Sprint Triathlon, reached my goal weight, hit a wall, and bounced back to where I am today – happy, healthy, fit, and hovering close to goal weight.

I’ve also done two pretty amazing things in the last month that I’ve just got to share with you.  I ran a half-marathon.  And I helped to organize a 10K-5K-1K run in my hometown to benefit a close friend whose 2 year-old is battling cancer.  Both of these accomplishments have left me more more inspired than ever to keep working toward my goal of living a healthier life – and that means keeping up with my exercise, making better food choices, and relying on Cinch to maintain my goals.

As I mentioned above, I had a few hiccups this month and I am hovering close to goal weight.  In the last few weeks preceding our local run, I put in countless hours of work which often meant sleepless nights, skipping meals, missing runs, and living off of candy from my kids’ Halloween stash!  But I didn’t go totally over the deep end.  When possible, I started each day with a shake, so that even if I didn’t eat another bite until the kids went to bed – and even if that wasn’t the healthiest food choice – I knew I was at least starting the day with the right nutrition.  I totally credit that habit with keeping me from gaining back every one of those lost 16 pounds over the course of the last month.

The 10K-5K-1K race event was last weekend and it was a big success.  Almost 400 people from our small town came out to enjoy the day. Everyone seemed to have a blast walking and running, cheering on friends and family, and most importantly, supporting our friend and her daughter.

Now that the event is over, I’m back to running, back to making better food choices, and continuing to enjoy my morning shakes to keep me on track.  The holidays are right around the corner – tomorrow {GASP} – but I’m feeling pretty confident that I will soar through with the help of Cinch.

Are you ready for the holidays?

 

Disclosure: It’s been a while since I said this so I figured it’s a good time to repeat it.  I am part of a team chosen by Shaklee to receive a free 6-month supply of Cinch products to try out.  But all opinions documented here are 100% mine and mine alone.

  • Jennifer Rees

    You have had quite a journey in the past 5 months – I love that you got back on track every time!

  • Cocomoulder

    Congrats…I just started using my cinch products. Waited to have my daughter and for my hormones to get back to normal looking forward to losing these 30pds.

  • Maribel Reyes

    You finished a triathlon!? WOW!! talk about inspirational. Congratulations on your weight loss and I was ready for Thanksgiving now onto the season ;)

  • http://blog.shaklee.com/ Sommer

    Jenn, first happy birthday! Second, way to go! What a huge accomplishment to have lost weight and set fitness goals for yourself that you are working to achieve! What an amazing role model! Keep up the great work!

  • Mandee Suchland

    Sounds like you are doing great! Way to go on all of your accomplishments! :)

  • http://twitter.com/JackieCross Jackie Park-Cross

    I’m not ready for the holidays at all but I am ready to continue to challenge myself and keep up with the cinch program!