Third Quarter Melt Down

I love that a number of you are with me on the Third Quarter Melt Down! It’s so important to have goals – long term and short term – so I think this will be good for everyone. I’d love to hear about your progress as the weeks go on, so please feel free to keep me updated in the comments, on Facebook, via Twitter (@_kimbolina), or send me an email if you prefer (

It’s now one week into the Third Quarter, which also means I’m one week into P90X. When I started, my weight was 177. This morning, I was 174.5. A 2.5 pound loss this week? I’ll take it!

While I’m sure that has a lot to do with the hour-long intense workouts I’ve been doing each day, I know the other part of that is my diet, which I’m thrilled to announce has been hugely improved over the last few days. I’m once again logging my food (thank you, My Food Diary), which really keeps me accountable for what I put in my mouth. I’ve found that much of what I’ve been eating has been fine, but definitely not everything. Also, many of my portion sizes have been out of whack in the last few months: I’ve reverted to eating as much as my 6’2″ husband. Not cool.

The Third Quarter Melt Down starts off with a bang! If this rate of loss keeps up (I don’t expect it to, but it would be a nice surprise!), I may have to up my goal! Right now, I’ll just enjoy the fact that I only have 10.5 more pounds to go.

How are the rest of you doing? Anyone else want in on this? I’m not staging a contest with rules or anything: The Third Quarter Melt Down is just a personal challenge to use the next 3 months to step up your weight-loss and/or training efforts. Set a goal for yourself and then take the necessary steps to reach them. For me, it’s lose 13 pounds by my birthday (October 5) and I’ll be focusing on my diet much more closely and continuing with P90X.

Let’s do this!

6 Responses to “Third Quarter Melt Down”

  1. Sarah Camp Says:

    I am stepping it up a notch by starting to record my food again (I love the LoseIt app on my ipod touch – so nice to be able to carry it everywhere with me) and I'll be running again. Maybe doing some Jillian Michaels – she always kicks my butt.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    I have decided that I need to lose the baby weight from both thhe boys… christ Max will be 2 in October. I am in it to win it!

  3. Naomiandjay Says:

    I am in. Crazy week or two at work and everything fell apart. I need to figure out my goal and I will let you know. Congrats on a successful week 1!

  4. Kimberly Says:

    Oh yes – Jillian's 30-Day Shred is one of my favorites! I'll soon be the proud owner of an iphone, and I plan to check out the LoseIt app, too :)

    Keep it up, Sarah!

  5. Kimberly Says:

    Great, Stephanie! Have you thought about how you're going to lose the extra pounds? Being specific is the way to go… what are you going to change about your eating habits? What type and frequency of exercise are you going to do? Make a plan and then stick to it! You can definitely do it!!

  6. Kimberly Says:

    Thanks, Naomi! Stress at work or home can definitely make keeping up with healthy habits more difficult… especially if they're not really habits yet. Set a goal and then make a plan to get there and I think you'll find yourself more committed to your workouts :)