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When three is a heavy number

Saturday, August 24, 2013

It's been awhile since I posted but that doesn't mean I haven't been working towards my goals. I've been doing my first round of P90X since June 17th. I am just finishing up Week 10 of 13 weeks! emoticon

But this week was especially hard. Long work hours, a few poorer food choices (drinking twice this week, generous second helpings a couple times) and lack of sleep/not enough water has resulted in a 3 pound fluctuation. And I realize I'm a bit devastated. Since my weigh-in yesterday, these thoughts have been running through my mind: I should just throw in the towel. I need to reassess the whole exercise program. I should just go binge on fast food. I need to just take a three week break. So, really, these three pounds weighs so heavily on me. emoticon

But why? When I really think about it and examine all the other measurements I've been taking since spring, I realize I have so many other numbers to track:
- I have lost 12 pounds since May 1st (6% of my body weight)
- I have lost almost 3" off waist, hips, thighs, arms, calf
- I have reduced my BMI by 1.8 (from 28.9, pretty close to obese to 27.1, well in midrange of overweight)
- I can fit in my high school choir dress (yup, still own it!)
- I have also been tracking my increase in weights and reps, including my ability to do assisted pull ups and push ups.

I have really been changing my body in the past few months. And, I have so many numbers to go by. While the scale is important, it's not the only thing to measure your success or goals by!

I know my fitness journey has only just begun. I have a lot more finish lines I want to cross, but just a friendly reminder to myself: Don't let one number get you down! Keep other ones in mind as well.

Yours in fitness~
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    Nice job!
    1544 days ago
  • SULTANA2013
    Well said emoticon
    1548 days ago
  • SHELLS514
    I have the same tendencies as you when I give in and indulge. Thoughts much the same race through my mind and I feel I should just give up, that it's never going to happen. BUT, since joining Spark in June and receiving all the wonderful support and encouragement, I have learned to change that way of thinking finally! emoticon Now, if I do go over my cals on occasion, I say to myself, so what! emoticon and go right back on plan..Don't beat yourself up, you have accomplished so much and are doing so awesome! emoticon emoticon . Best to you on your journey!
    1548 days ago
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