It has already been three weeks since I started this program. Wow, time has flown by and this week by far was the hardest to get motivated to work out. I really didn’t want to do it anymore but this blog kept me on track, it kept me focused on the goal at hand which was to be able to continue this program for the full sixty days.
As I waited to see what my initial measurements, mother nature decided to bestow a lovely gift to me and I don’t mean pregnancy. I weighed myself and the scale read 234 lbs which would be a gain of 3 lbs.
However, what was most impressive was not the weight on the scale but my measurements. I am extremely pleased with the results and although I didn’t know about the 1 inch below my belly thing.
Name of Measurement 07/13 7/23
Dominant Arm 14 1/2 14
Chest 47 46 1/2
Waist 47 43
1 inch below belly 48 45 1/2
Hips 52 50
Dominant THigh 26 26
Dominant Calf 16 16
Weight 231 234
I lost nearly 9 1/2 inches off total, talk about being flabbergasted. I feel better and the workouts are getting a little easier although I hate having to move my laptop to do floor exercises, I still do it.
My meal planning is still not perfect and I still have lapses in my diet. But, I have noticed the frequency is becoming less and less. I aim to get to 80/20 and realistically I am at about 65 to 70 percent clean. I did say this was a journey not a sprint. I have no intention of fasting or anything to drop weight quickly so I can have the illusion that I have accomplished something only to get back into bad habits later.
Change is consistent and slow. It is like the spinning of the Earth, ever constant and never faster or slower than it needs to be. I am interested in becoming more active. I have plans for Days 90-120 and am talking to a Local Crossfit Gym to see if they can help me on my journey to being a healthier me. The ultimate goal is to run a 5 k with my brother @journeymanRN (his twitter id) and maybe compete in the Harbor Half Marathon next year.
But, for now the rest of week four and then week five. Day by Day, inch by inch to a healthier me.