Sunday, July 21, 2013
What I have learned and my progress so far. We are at the 1/2 point of the 12 week challenge and so far I am happy with my progress. I have been nowhere close to perfect, but I am learning to accept that I will not and can not be. It is not realistic. When I slip and I will slip. I need to not wallow in my misery and continue on the downward spiral, but start each day fresh and do the best I can.
I have lost 5 lbs since we started the challenge, but more important is I feel better and I look better. My clothes fit better, I have more energy and I find that I really enjoy eating healthy. I have come to the conclusion that the scale is the least important part of this journey. It is way more important how I feel and what I see when I look in the mirror.
I have learned how important strength training is. By doing it I am more flexible and have more endurance during my cardio workouts.
My goals for the 2nd half of the challenge. I realize that my initial goals of loosing 10-12 lbs just wasn't realistic and has too much to do with the number on the scale. I would love to break 120 before the challenge is over, but ultimately more important to me is that I have way more days that I eat in my range than out of it. That I exercise everyday and that if I take a day off it's because I really need it, not because I just don't want to exercise.
I want to develop a weekly workout regiment that I can live with now that I am back in my getting busy time and follow once the really busy times gets here next month. I want to work on planning my meals so I have no excuse for not eating healthy. I want to continue to develop relationships with the women on this team, because you are some fantastic people and I really think you will help me keep going in the fall, where in the past I have failed.