A few things that are not working:
- Me – in that I have not been tracking my food. GETTING BACK ON THAT TODAY!
- Weighing in every 8 days instead of the same day every week. Silly idea. Sticking with Thursday for now.
- Weighing in multiple times in one day (morning vs night). Again – silly idea and there was a reason, but I’ll stick with afternoon, right when I get home from work.
A few things that ARE working:
- Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred.
I’ve been feeling kind of overwhelmed by keeping up with everything and underwhelmed by results. The scale seems to be stuck. I know the reason – as I mentioned above I haven’t been tracking for about a week. So in an attempt to stop being overwhelmed, I need to simplify.
But – as the title of my blog is a constant reminder – the number on the scale is not everything. This morning, after completing my 6th workout of 30 Day Shred Level 2 and in a need for motivation, I took my progress measurements. Despite only being on the 16th workout, it has been almost a month since I started. And even though I’m not following the regimen quite as designed, IT IS WORKING.
- Weight (at last weigh-in): 153.4 (lost 2.6 pounds)
- Bust: 35.5 (down 1.5″ from 37″)
- Under bust: 29″ (down 1″ from 30”)
- Waist: 29″ (down 1″ from 30”
- Abdomen (aka “pooch”): 38 (down 1.5″ from 39.5”)
- Hips: 39.75 (down 1.5″ from 41.25”)
- Largest part of thigh: 23.5″ (down .75″ from 24.25”)
- Bicep: 12″ (down .25″ from 12.25”)
So even though I’ve only lost 2.6 pounds, I have lost 7.5 inches. My pants that were snug are fitting better. I have more energy on days that I workout, and I feel better when I drink plenty of water and eat better.
It’s easy to get consumed with negativity – like how much easier losing weight seemed when I was single and didn’t have to consider someone else when planning meals – and how the pounds seemed to come off so much quicker then. But in reality, it wasn’t easy then either. My body is changing, a little at a time, and if I stay diligent, I will get to where I want to be. Stay Diligent, not Discouraged.