Doin' ok... Will miss my goal by 2 pounds...
Sunday, February 08, 2009
After getting up to 156-157 two weeks ago, it's been very hard to drop the last few pounds. But, I have taken heart, because I've definitely tightened up. My legs are smaller, as is my butt and my torso and most noticeably to me, my arms. So I am being a bit easier on myself about now being at 153.8, whereas my goal for 2/10/2009 was to be at 150. I've been Tae Bo three times a week, plus running 1-2 per week. The weather in Chicago has been atrociously, dangerously cold, so I had to improvise and do Tae Bo. Tae Bo burns calories AND is an amazing strength training work out. While I have quite a ways to go before I am totally toned, I am certainly significantly tighter and more toned than I was even 2 weeks ago, which is so heartening.
So, I can probably get down to 153 in the next two days, but I doubt I'll get below that by the 10th. But that is ok! I am feeling better and better and happier about myself. I realize that Tae Bo is a really great work out for someone like me. I build muscle like a boy - very quickly. Much more quickly than I lose pounds. So I understand that now that I've incorporated a significant amount of strength training into my work out regimen, the actual pound loss will go a bit slower, though my body will continue to get healthier, stronger and leaner.
Thanks, Spark, as always, for helping me stay on track and stay positive.