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.
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    thanks, MAINE!!!

    hope you're doing well... hugs! emoticon
    4363 days ago
    Tae Bo is an awesome workout! I do it every now and then and even if I think I'm in great shape at the time... that video kicks my butt!

    I'm glad that you are proud of what you have done lately and that you aren't hung up on the number. You are doing aweomse!!
    4363 days ago
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