On January 5th, I told you about my latest challenge. It’s now February 4th and it’s time to report how I did! On January 5th, my weight was 164.8. This morning my weight was 159.4. That’s a difference of 5.4 pounds. I’ll take it!
Even more important than the weight though is my commitment. I’ve missed 1, maybe 2, workouts this entire month. Something has clicked recently. Yes, my eating is better…most of the time. Last weekend, not so much. Oh My God, the salt. I could barely get my rings off my fingers, they were so bloated. However, for the most part my eating has been better. And my exercising has been great. I’m doing a combination of circuit training and cardio on the elliptical and it’s working I think. Those new pants I bought at the end of December are starting to become loose. Woo-hoo!
There’s still a long way to go to get my body where I want it to be but I feel like I’m on the right rack to get there.
I signed up for my first race of the season – the Oakdale Duathlon on May 14th. Amanda is signed up with me. Who else is going to join us? Come on! You can do it!
One last thing – why is it somehow clicking for me now? Honestly I think it has to do with me being done creating my family. Weird? I don’t think so. The past seven years I’ve been pregnant, breastfeeding or thinking about getting pregnant again. My body has not been my own for a lot of that time. It’s mine now though. Or, it will be when Levi weans. I want my health and body to be the best it can be so I can do lots and lots of fun things with my children as they grow. I want to show them a healthy lifestyle so hopefully they have one too. I want to live a long life where I can go and be active with my husband, children and eventual grandchildren. I’m taking charge of my body and health now so I can reap all those rewards in the future.
And I admit that wearing a single digit size would be pretty awesome too!