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!

4 comments:

  1. 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

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

    xoxo

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