Progress to date...
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Well, although I started on this journey last September, I have only recently began to feel like I am controlling how I want my body to change.
This is mainly due to having finally got a job that can pay for the house and keep us living which in turn means a lot less stress! I am not great when it comes to stress and seem to retain or gain weight when I am feeling really stressed! So now I feel like I am doing great and that I am getting somewhere.
Plus now I have my trainer Ian on side giving me advice and helping me with workouts etc... it all seems to be going in the right direction. The workouts I am now doing are high rep, low weight and rest and to be honest it is brilliant!!! Although not lifting heavy I am really concentrating on form and getting the maximum pump out of the muscle. Given this I am discovering new muscles every week. This is really helping because when I compete I will have to be able to control and tense each muscle. The most recent muscle I have found is my lats and even my other half grabbed me the other night and I tensed and he was shocked! This obviously made me feel great and as per a previous post my favourite dress finally fits and I don't have to breathe in to get it done up!
I am managing to get my protein in at work so that is helping and my food is really getting back on track.
So I thought I would post this comparison picture as I can actually see a huge difference now, even if it is just the way that I am standing and feeling about myself, I know I am heading in the right direction and am feeling confident about getting to where I want to be. So here it is...
I had not taken any pictures in a while because I was beginning to feel too pressured as my other half was taking them and it seems really silly but I did not feel comfortable.
But also I have stopped weighing myself on the scales as again it was too much, if I saw even a slight gain I would really dig at myself about it and this was not a good way to go. It started getting more about what the scales said than how I feel and look. So I said "sod the scales" and go by feel instead.
This has been a huge weight off my shoulders and I feel lighter, happier and more positive about what I am doing. So overall, I have seen more progress in the past month than I had last year.