Tuesday, July 31, 2012
So 1 month has come and gone and I have to say I am proud of myself. In the past I would have given up by now but that is not the case this time. I have been sticking to the paleo lifestyle pretty well and if I do go outside of the paleo, I try and stay gluten free. I am equally proud that I have stuck to my plan to work out more. I have logged 1125 min of exercise this month. I have to say I think I am getting addicted to working out. I can't stand missing a workout now. I have been getting up in the morning and going for a walk/run before going to work and I am finding I am much more alert and awake when I do it. I have found it has been easier to get up also. I was always a morning person until I had kids. So here is a break down of measurement for July.
Weight was 235 July 1st. Today I am at 224 - Down 11LBS!
Waist was 49.5 inches now is 46 - Down 3.5 inches!
Hips was 52 inches now is 50 - Down 2 inches!
Arm was 13.5 inches now is 13.25 - Down .25 inches!
Thigh was 24 inches now is at 22.5 - Down 1.5 inches!
Calf was at 18 inches now is at 17 - Down 1 inch!
This is the first time I have ever shared that info with anyone. I have always stayed very private with my weight issues. I was teased as a teenager about my weight and now realize that yes I was a bit over weight but I was healthy. I played volleyball, ran, swam, hiked. I was always active. The part I was missing growing up was my diet. Now that I am putting them both together I am amazed at how I feel.
Now to keep my momentum going and this time not fall into the trap of going back to my old lifestyle. This month I am once again focusing on my diet and fitness.
Fitness - Log 1500 min
Diet - Try at least 4 new recipes
One of my struggles has always letting myself focus on myself. I get so busy doing everything for the family that I forget about myself. This month I will try and do something for myself. I will let you know how this one goes.