It’s been two months since I started The No More Excuses Diet. Last month wasn’t my best month but I have since changed my attitude.  There are several things that I have done differently that I will share with you today. I have also been tracking my measurements and have some good results!!

So what has changed?

1. I joined a gym. No, I did not re-join Planet Fitness, I joined an actual gym that has classes that I enjoy taking.

2. I met with a trainer. In addition to her giving me some stellar tips and a gym schedule, we also went over everything that I eat on a daily basis. Turns out I don’t eat enough!

3. So I changed my diet. I now eat a lot more protein throughout the day and only have protein shakes after I work out.

4. I have a gym schedule that I stick to. 2 days a week I strength train and the other days I do cardio. My goal is to be in the gym 3-4 times a week. But, I’m not going to be hard on myself if I don’t make it some days. I need to learn that it’s okay to miss a day.


The results are in:

Hips: Starting at 41.5 inches, currently at 39 inches 

Waist: No change just yet

Right thigh: Starting at 25 inches, currently at 23 inches

Left thigh: Starting at 25 inches around, currently at 23.5 inches

Right arm: Starting at 15 inches around, currently at 12 inches

Left arm: Starting at 15 inches around, currently at 13 inches

The best tips I can give?

  • Ditch the scale! Seriously, just put it away. The scale will not tell you if you have lost inches and not seeing the scale move can be really depressing.
  • I would also recommend taking your measurements. If you are working hard, it will show.

I am really excited to see how the next month goes-I feel really determined now that I have seen a few results! I am heading to a wedding this week in Chicago, so here’s hoping I can keep up with my good eating habits-but they have deep dish pizza, so all bets are off!

I hope everyone is having a great week!


xoxo Lindsay

8 Comments on 2 Month Recap of The No More Excuses Diet

  1. Taylor
    August 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I feel like changing your diet is seriously the most essential part of losing weight. It’s so crucial to living healthy and losing weight. You can go to the gym every single day, but the McDonald’s fries are still going to add weight to your hot bod.

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes diet is really everything, which I am slowly noticing. I wasn’t eating bad before just not enough food for my body to use. I am really glad I met with the trainer.

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  2. Shann Eva
    August 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like you found something that is going to work for you long term. That’s awesome! I’ve been working hard since May, and my best measuring tool is how my clothes fit. I’m actually in a size smaller jeans than before I had kids 🙂
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Ditching the scale is the best thing to do. I would rather see that I am losing inches, I think that’s what makes our clothes fit better.

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 20, 2015 at 8:03 pm (3 years ago)

      I just wasn’t excited about going to the gym anymore. I prefer doing classes, so the new gym I joined has a ton of classes, excellent trainers, protein shakes-and it makes me feel really comfortable!

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Numbers seriously suck. I was almost tempted to drag mine out today because I am having a “fat” day, but I just worked out and tried to forget about it.

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