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!