The past month or so, I haven't been very on top of my game. Gym visits have been fewer & far between & I haven't been tracking accurately at all (I have definitely been calorie conscious). That resulted in not much progress.
After my race (recap soon, I swear!) I feel rejuvenated, but I'm still lacking in my follow through. thus my dry erase board weekly calendar is born! I'm a procrastinator at heart. I can always finish the dishes later or put my laundry away tomorrow. Its really easy for me to let workouts go to the wayside if I run out of time. My solution is to schedule my time better. Working random different hours throws me off most of the time, so if I plot out what I need to do in advance I'll be more likely to do it. I need to stop fitting exercise into my schedule only when my friends go to the gym.
This last week I am back on my game. I've made a couple late night gym visits, swam & had a few impromptu home workouts as well (which is hard to make myself do without a dvd player!) My enthusiasm is a little surprising, honestly, but I'm pretty excited about the progress I made this week.
Previous weight : 236.0 lbs
Current weight. : 231.5 lbs
Loss of 4.5 lbs!!
I literally stepped on the scale this morning & said "You've got to be shitting me." I was definitely a bit shocked, but very happy with that number. I guess that's what happens when you step up your workouts, track your food & eat well, eh? Another exciting milestone is that at this weight my BMI is officially under 40! I started with a BMI of 49.1 & now it is 39.7. Wow.
This week also marks the start of the Shrinking Jeans Burst Into Summer challenge, which I spur of the moment signed up for last week! Its an 11-week long team challenge with a 6 week bootcamp. I missed the first workout yesterday due to getting called into work, but I'm going to catch up tonight or get up early & do it tomorrow. I needed something different to mix up my workouts & I think this will definitely spice things up a bit.
I'm continually shocked by the progress I've made in the last (near) 6 months. Everytime I get a compliment from someone I'm still flabbergasted & don't know quite how to react. I can't remember the last time I had this much drive to finish something without being so scared that I was going to fail. Don't get me wrong, I'm still scared. Slightly terrified, even. The difference is I KNOW I can do this. Its all in my hands. Everyday I feel more comfortable in my skin & its the best feeling.