I can’t believe that it’s been 3 weeks since I recommitted to this. I’m sitting here at this moment snacking on an apple and some light laughing cow cheese with low-fat wheat thins. I just came home from the gym with a run and my strength routine as outlined before. I feel great. I’m looking great and I know it. B grabbed my butt the other day and commented that he could feel the difference as well as see it.
I’m going ahead and getting the stats out of the way now:
Weight: 157 (same)
Hips: 39 (same, -1 overall)
Abs: 36 (same, -2 overall)
Waist: 27 (same)
So absolutely no change this week. I’ve watched Biggest Loser and they all gasp and cry on each other’s shoulders when this happens. It occurs most regularly to the female characters. Why? Because we have periods. And we get bloated and hold on to water weight. Which is exactly what’s happening with me right now.
The lack of weight change doesn’t really surprise me. I’ve been sitting close to this weight since college – sometimes up a few, sometimes down a few. I gained 10 lbs in grad school and put my foot down at 167. It marched right back to 157 and has been sitting there for awhile. And now, I’m working out – I’m converting fat to muscle at a pretty decent rate, so I expect to have to go at it for awhile before I’ll see that number change. Though, the thing is, that I don’t really care if it does or not. I really do just want to be a more toned version of myself right now. I’m cute, I’m curvy (okay, not really, I’m too tall to be curvy) and I like me right now. The number on the scale doesn’t really touch that.
I have to give shout out here to my husband. He has been an amazing supporter. He’s pushing me to the gym daily, but never in a nasty way. He listens to me recap my workout daily. He is constantly encouraging me. I really do think that I’d have given up by now if it wasn’t for him. That, and he’s already approved of my rewards that I’ve picked for walking this path. If I exercise consistently through March then I’m ordering these in April. Right now my goal is at least 4 days a week in February and 5 a week in March. I’m either hitting the gym or doubling up DVD workouts every weekday. Any miss is made up on the weekend. We’re both working on eating healthier, so for now I’m just going to stick with eating veggies and fruit with every meal and cutting to only one soda a day.
Anyway, check back later for a post on my rewards.