The problem with being results-oriented; "It's you vs you"
Friday, October 25, 2013
So I was right in assuming I wouldn't lose any weight this week. I actually gained 0.6 lb. However I'm not all too bummed because I took my measurements some time last week and I've lost a little bit here and there which technically should count for more than the number on the scale. I lost an inch off my waist and a half inch off my arms. It feels pretty awesome.
I also tackled a personal hurdle today. I finally took those dreaded "before" pictures. It just seems so harsh having to look at it. This time was no different. I know I'm a few weeks in and I'd probably notice a difference from the start if I had just pulled up my little girl panties and done it then (my fiance said there's a definite change since beginning of the month), so now I'll have to wait a week to take the next pair (front and side) to see for myself.
I debated posting them but I don't think I'm quite ready to jump that personal hurdle yet. For now they will lurk in a folder on my desktop, so that whenever I'm feeling less motivated, I can go take a look.
Did most of my workouts for the day already. Something 8-min interval workout vid for the Skinny Jeans Challenge, Day 5 leg workout for Bootcamp, and a 30 minute kickboxing session. Holy wow. If sweat is fat crying, my poor adipose tissues were bawling. The best part of it all? I made it through in one piece and I felt amazing afterwards. It made me miss boxing at the gym. As you all can see, I used to be much more active. I'm going to find that girl active, adventurous girl again.
Anyway, going back to the video, the guy in it said something amazing that really pushed me to keep going. "It's you vs you." That's an amazing way to put it, isn't it? It is me vs me. He said, "There's a little voice inside your head telling you to stop. Telling you you can't do it. It's lying." That's a perfect outlook to all this. Especially with all the haters and doubters around me.
Which is why I am also going to face the squat challenge I still have to do later with my game face on. 180 squats, 115 crunches and 57 pushups. No plank today (I can't even begin to express how happy that makes me, lol) BRING IT, SQUAT CHALLENGE!
My fiance's feeling a little antsy. He just found out his PT test is being moved up a week. Oh boy. Good thing he's been training for a while now so I'm sure he'll be awesome. He does have a bit more riding on this one because he needs to pass with a higher score than usual but I think he'll rock it. He still hasn't gotten in any runs but he said he'll try to crank out a 10 min jump rope session tomorrow and a few times until he goes off for drill.
Food has been odd. I'm at that point where I need to actually fit in extra snacks to meet my minimum calorie range. My fiance says he's been having the same issue. He'll sometimes have a scoop of ice cream after dinner as his night time snack and still be well within his ranges. The other day, I added a glass of milk to my snack and lunch just to get within range. Today, I had to do the same. It's tempting to just not eat but I've read WAAAY too much in the Spark articles about going into starvation mode to want to chance it. So I try to hit 1400 as much as I can.
Okay. Enough blabbering for now.