Making The Cut Wrap-up!
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to talk about Making The Cut!
I completed Day 30 on August 25th, and it felt like SUCH an achievement. I remember looking through the book when I first read through it, and my eyes literally bugged out at some of the exercises. I was thinking to myself: how the hell am I going to do THAT? And yet, on Day 30, I did all of the moves, and I'd gotten through all the exercises that seemed so scary... it boggles my mind how strong a person can get in just a few short weeks.
The cool thing, though, is that, in spite of all the recent stress at home and at work, and in spite of the knee problems I'd had during the last week or two of the program, I FINISHED the workouts. I had to modify a couple exercises towards the end, to accommodate my knee, but I did NOT bitch out and quit! I did the whole thing!
As for results? Well, I probably should've taken measurements before I started it, but I didn't think of it until I was a good ways into the program already. I did take measurements last weekend, though, and my waist was down to 29", and my hips were down to 39 1/4", which is smaller than they've EVER been! AND I seem to be losing even more weight, little by little, even after going back to a less demanding training schedule.
I think I could've done better on the program, since my eating was rather hit-or-miss during the second half, with everything that was going on and all the high emotions and stress I was dealing with. But I felt like such an awesome beast after finishing the Day 30 workout, that I don't even care.
So, worth doing? DEFINITELY, if for no other reason than because it really showed me that I'm capable of some pretty crazy physical feats! I may do the program again in the future, but that'd be after I see my new orthopedist next week, and my knee problems settle out some more. Right now, it's all about keeping my eating on-target, and doing activities that aren't quite so unfriendly for my knee. :)