Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 29 of 84 - Finally seeing results

So today was "results" day.  I say results rather than weigh-in only because I take measurements as well as weigh myself.  I restrict this to once a month because more than that for me personally, is too much.  I don't see significant enough results to encourage me.  But that's just me.  I will weigh myself every couple of weeks just to keep an eye on things but hey, everyone's got to do what they've got to do.

So I'm down 5 pounds in 4 weeks.  I lost a total of 8 1/4" all over, most signicantly - 2" in my shoulders, 1 1/4" each from my midriff and my waist and 1" in my tummy.  I am freeking thrilled!  I still have a ways to go, but I'm really happy with the progress I've made.

After a great start from Mar to Dec 2009, I feel like I've been "putting in time" the past several month.  In the past I've spent a lot of the winter months sick and not working out much.  I never fully recovered my workouts from Winter 09-10.  It's like I was allowing my body to get used to being smaller, but taking a "break".  It wasn't intentional.  I still got up at 4:15 am, I still did my workouts and I still watched my nutrition.  I never gave up though.  But I didn't focus on it.  It felt like I was going through the motions.

 But 4 weeks ago, I said enough is enough.  It was time to get serious about removign the rest of the fat, building sexy muscles and improving my stamina and my health.  I can't believe it was 4 weeks ago already that I made that decision.  I haven't been without my challenges the past 4 weeks between lunches and dinners out, stress, decisions that had to be made, yada yada yada.  Everyone has crap they have to deal with.

As a good friend of mine reminded me yesterday, it's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it.  How true.  He's a pretty smart guy.

It's a cool, rainy, windy, crappy Fall day today.  We worked out hineys off yesterday closing up the outside.  I still have more work that I want to get done, but the important stuff is done.  Today I tackle the inside, especially the office.  Paper is my enemy.  And yes, that's all I deal with at work.  Anyway ... I am determined to get it under control in my home office. 

I need my snack now.  I'm running a little late.  Apple and peanut butter.  mmmmmm.

Have a great day ... and NEVER give up on your dreams!


  1. Congratulations!!!!


    Awesome job!

  2. My sweet friend... CONGRATS!!!!! Double Congrats .. that is most wonderful and inspiring news!! .... Keep on the great work ... I hear bikini this summer !!!! ....

    That is one very loving and smart friend ... He is amazing..

    Rainy and ugly here today too!! HHL

  3. You're doing so well honey. Keep it up, I'm proud of you.