Today I reached a milestone. A BIG one. The evil doctor's office scale conceded and I am UNDER 200 lbs! I haven't been able to start with a 1-- for years! Well, I mean... my drivers license starts with a 1... but that's a whole other story.
Anyway, I did it. 198.4 per the doctor scale. I (duh) took off my shoes, but I was still wearing clothes. This is really a big deal because over the past few months, it has been VERY difficult to eat right and exercise. First, I hit a plateau and then I quit tracking my food and the scale started to creep upwards. I was TERRIFIED. I was up to 208 (from 202) and I knew I had to get back on the bandwagon and fast.
I'm not going to make it to 100 lbs lost before I turn 30. The reality of that hit a few months ago - right around the time I gave up for a while. I just... I don't know, I don't have a good excuse or explanation for falling off track. I just did.
For the past month or so, I have worked really hard. I dropped 5 lbs quickly and the next 5 came off slowly. I feel like I'm back in control and back in my routine.
I've got another 24 pounds to lose before I reach 100. I won't make it in the 75 days that I have left before my birthday, but I'm going to try to bang out as much as possible by the end of the year.
Things I would like to build:
How will I do it?
- 15 minutes of Abs 3 days a week
- Add 2 days of Indoor Cardio per week (Tennis is ending)
- Lunges, Squats 3 days a week
Things I've done well to get under 200:
- Arm Strength
- Between TRX class and Yoga, my upper body is in great shape
- Scheduling Exercise Time
- I set up my schedule and I stick to it.
- Planning meals and making smart portion choices
I don't know that this is all that inspiring, but I feel like the more focused I stay on the "How," the more likely I will be to execute this strategy.
Keep pushing, friends!