If you ask me how February went, I would tell you it went SO WELL!!
But if you ask the scale, he will tell you it didn't go well at all.
Here's my side of the story.
I exercised EVERY single day in February.
I vowed to walk Sparky every day I was off and only missed 1 day when I was out with friends.
I am ending February with a little over 1300 Fitness Minutes.
I only have two dreaded cupcake stickers in my planner for February, which meant I ate over 3,000 calories. One day was my birthday, the other was girls night out. Last month I had 5, EEK!!
Sparky and I started off doing a mile and being super tired, and now we are doing 2.1 miles and loving it.
This isn't JUST February but over the last 6 weeks I have lost 17 inches from all over my body.
I broke through the dreaded plateau of 212 that I haven't been able to get under since Halloween!
But if you ask the scale how February went, this is what he'll tell you...
Stephanie lost 2.8 pounds in the month of February.
So to that I say ever so eloquently, the scale can suck it!! I can walk 2 miles without getting winded whereas before I went up my 7 stairs in my condo and needed a nap. My clothes are fitting better, I'm getting stronger, I have significantly cut down the amount of calories and processed food I have been eating, I have been eating more fruits and veggies, eating more frequently, what else do you want from me?
So instead of forming a pity party I am celebrating my NSV's and I am moving forward into March, and the scale can get with the program or not. For the sake of my BLC team I hope it does, but I am not letting that thing rule me any longer!
The main one that is different is adding something in addition to walking on my days off. I really think my body is at a point where walking isn't a huge deal. I am increasing my distance but I still think I need something else to get my heart rate up a little more a few days a week. And I need to put more consistency into my strength training for suresies.
Here is wishing everyone a fabulous March!