Am I ready for this?
Sunday, June 29, 2008
OK, folks, I hit my goal weight a few days early of my July deadline, and now I am getting nervous. I'm even hesitant to blog about it lest I jinx myself. I am afraid maintenance might be harder than losing, since it is new to me! I am thrilled with being at my goal weight and especially with the results of my kettlebell training but I have also had just a partcularly great and consistent month with eating and exercise - and this week I leave for three weeks of traveling! I'm not sure how well I will do when I am not in complete control of every little thing. I need to remember that I AM in control of what I put in my mouth, even if the options may not always be what I am used to....
The good news is that I am still REALLY loving my kettlebells. The other good news is that I have been enjoying running more than I ever expected. The best news is that I have (and know I will continue to have) excellent support and information resources through SP - particularly my teammates on the Kettlebell Challenge Team. If you are thinking about trying Kettlebells, here is a little extra motivation. In the last month, I have lost:
2.5 inches from my waist
3 inches from my hips
2 from each thigh
1 from each arm
2 from my bust
Now to give the credit totally to the KB wouldn't be fair to my nutrition log, because I have been really, really good this month about staying in my range. BUT, the KB has kept me burning those calories and has added a lot of strength, which has made a world of difference. It also feels great and makes me want to work hard. The combination is amazing. A little yoga in the mix and I've got all my bases covered.
So now, I'm afraid, the real work starts. Can I do this outside the cocoon I've created at home? Can I keep it up on vacation? Can I keep it up throughout the summer and back into the school year when I return to work?