PAD Weight Loss Day 18

It’s day 18 of my Picture A Day Weight Loss Journey and I finally had a chance to sit down and write out a post that explains why I started this project in the first place. If you get a chance, check out my post entitled, A Blanket Named Sophie: The Ugly Truths Behind a Beautiful Transformation.

I wrote yesterday that I would be including a scripture-based reflection in my daily @PADweightloss blog updates, but I’ve reconsidered.

To keep them both short (and manageable), I’m going to be writing two separate posts each day.

This will still help me remain accountable to writing both posts each day, but it will keep the content organized a little bit better.

So, for today’s weight loss update, I want to say that I am SO excited because I feel like this is the first time I can SEE changes occurring. It’s not much, and I still have a REALLY long way to go, but little victories are what this thing is all about right now.


I worked insanely hard yesterday with a new HASfit video on YouTube, so my back and legs were killing me when I woke up this morning. The workout is called 35 Min HIIT Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily – HIIT Workouts for Fat Loss at Home Men Women and it’s almost entirely comprised of lunging exercises. It was AMAZING, but I really needed to do a low impact workout today because I was just in WAY too much pain.

Thankfully, the HASfit team has some pretty great stretching workouts as well. So today I did their 25 Min Lower Back Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief Stretches for Lower Back Strengthening Rehab and it was just what the doctor ordered.

It helped loosen me up so much and my lower back feels 100 times better!

I will admit that I contemplated not working out today. I keep telling myself that all programs have a rest day and that I need to be ok taking one.

But that’s not who I am or how I operate at all. In order to reach my goals, I’m the type of person that has to keep going, has to keep pressing on, even if only at a snail’s pace.

So rather than doing nothing, I chose a low impact workout that will help maintain momentum. It didn’t burn as many calories as I would have liked, but I have to listen to my body if I don’t want to harm it.

If you’re on a journey like mine, keep it up! We can do this!

Until Next Time My Friends,

S. Taylor

The Taylor of All Trades


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