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.

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    AWESOME PROGRESS!!!! I found it EXTREMELY hard to lose weight when I was stressed out!! Just have to make sure you're not stressing out about losing weight/getting in shape and looking back at your progress pics and seeing what difference you've already made - and you're doing that! Nice job!!
    3185 days ago
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    All Good things take time and you are really doing a good thing, don't rush the process and you will eventually see the results you want. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting such great links to the team site. emoticon
    3192 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    Your doing just fine Becky. You rock girl and it is your time to shine!
    3193 days ago
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    well done. yahoo emoticon emoticon
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