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:

7 pounds
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?

Stay tuned...
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    Hey Liz, Congratulations on meeting your goal! Way To Go!!!! So, sooooo happy for you. Seriously, WAY TO GO! Can’t say it enough. You’re such a strong, inspiring spirit; we’re so lucky to have such a champion like you!
    I want to ask you to do me a favour in typical Darren fashion, and it includes 4 things:
    1. You are such a positive person to everyone on our team, I want to be positive for yourself. You’ve done such an amazing job, I want you to take the time and really enjoy the feeling.
    2. I want you to close your eyes and ‘HOPE’ that you can maintain now and in the future, on your trip, whenever. Close your eyes and envision different situations happening and ‘HOPE’ that you can do what you need to do.
    3. Next, do the same thing, with the same situations, but this time ‘EXPECT’ yourself to be able to handle and make the best choices possible. Close your eyes and notice how you feel in your body, in your mind, in yourself. Which mommy do you want your son to see in those situations: the one that HOPES or EXPECTS to be able to handle anything that life puts in front of her?
    4. Finally celebrate this amazing accomplishment and the new challenges it’s going to afford you and those you care about, knowing that you are in control of your life. Go them ‘em girl!!! And again, congrats!!!

    4126 days ago
    Hey Liz, I am so super proud of you!!! What a fantastic month!!! Don't stress about 3 weeks vacation. You can bring your running shoes and hit the trails, and you will be active doing tourist stuff too, all that walking really adds up quickly. Enjoy some local food, but be sensible with portions and choose healthier dishes. If you do go up, don't stress it as you know how to get it back down, and you will!

    I know how you feel because we started using KBs on the holidays and once school started we really needed to adjust our schedules too. It takes discipline. The good news is that you don't need to put as much work into maintaining as losing.

    We will be here for you all the way, so don't worry! Enjoy your body and your fitness!!!



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    4127 days ago
    Great job on getting to your goal weight! When you go on vacation you can always do your yoga and body weight exercises. I believe you will do just fine.
    4127 days ago
  • TRES.B
    you are doing great and should be so proud. I have 100% belief you will sustain this because it will always be foremost on your mind emoticon
    4127 days ago
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