Measurements of Success...
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Today is one month - I joined SP on 8/2. I took my body measurements and lost 1 inch off the waist, 2 inches off the hips! My pants aren't so snug and by next summer, they'll all be donated.
Goals not achieved yet - consistent exercise both cardio and strength training. I did really well last week and the week prior, but this week I fell off the wagon, as it were. Haven't done any pilates or other strength training. I've done cardio 2 out of 4 days this week, but even still I've seen improvements in endurance. I played baseball with JP and had no problems chasing down his "home runs" into the outfield.
This weekend is a 4 day weekend and JP will be at his dads. I'm going to use it as an opportunity to really work out some menu plans, to get some rest and relaxation, and to get in some great walks, even if it rains (after all, that's what umbrellas are for, right?). Besides, it's the Northwest - it won't rain all the time.
I've been hitting my calorie goals daily - once or twice going over, but knowing that I've also exercised more those weeks has helped to keep the scale numbers going down. So far, 11 pounds lost since 8/2. I'm off to a great start! I love the flexibility of SP and knowing that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I don't feel pressured to be doing EVERYTHING all at once - counting calories, exercising 5 times a week with cardio and strength, running marathons. I'm happy taking this one step at a time, going backwards when I need to in order to make sure the habits really get ingrained and are not just spur of the moment things. I'm in this for the long haul, God willing!
Hope everyone has a great Thursday and enjoy the upcoming Labor Day Weekend!