Stalled but not Stopped....
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I haven't blogged in a while I am trying to blog at least once a month so as the procrastinator I am I wait for the last day of the month. For the past month I have lost 1 pound. I am not happy with that at all. I mean I have been busting my butt in the gym. I have made it outside to run. But the weight is holding.
However my body is changing. I am getting more defined. My clothes are fitting loser. I have went down a size in my workout clothes. I am now wearing LARGE sweat pants and shorts. This is the first time in a long time I have not had an X in front of something I could wear. That does feel pretty awesome. It is these NSVs that keep me going even though my weight loss has stalled. While I still weigh myself religiously I have been focusing more on NSVs and personal challenges. One of the personal Challenges I have completed was to do a Safari (Mud) Run. It was a blast. I didn't do it alone. My Personal trainer and Roommate did it with me. Along with my lovely girl friend who I was able to talk into it at the last minute. I was so excited and proud to be able to do it with her. We ran it together even though we didn't really train for it. I figure it would be a good warm up for my warrior dash in August. Below is the before pic...
We all wore black so you couldn't really tell how dirty we got but we did get pretty dirty. The course was fun probably about a mile and a half. It started out with a jog. Then we had to climb over a wagon, Then run through a creek. Coming up out of the creek you get blasted with a fire hose! Well now we are all wet we make it to the creek crawl we had to crawl in a muddy creek under a bridge and two monster trucks (which are in the background of the pic below). Then we are up and off for another pretty long jog. The next obstacle are running through truck tires and then up and over a 10Ft bail of hay! My trainer completed it in about 9 minutes. My roommate took about 16 and my girlfriend and I did it in about 21 minutes. We took our time especially because we didn't have time to train for it. It was an awesome feeling completing it. My kids came and watched us do it. It meant a lot to have them there cheering us on! Below is the pic after we were done. I have a 5k scheduled for Saturday and am looking forward to having challenged myself yet again and accomplish it!
So even though this month hasn't been the best weight loss wise I do still have a lot to be proud of. I have lost .6% of body fat and added 3 pounds of muscle this month. It's still hard not to get discouraged though when the scale isn't moving but I have to sometimes take the time to realize just how far I have come. Below is a pic of some of the jeans I wear now compared to what I was wearing at my heaviest. There is also a side by side pick of me in both pair of jeans. Then and now.
So even though the scale isn't moving like I would want I have to be proud of what I have accomplished and how far I have come. I may be stalled weight loss wise but I am still fully engaged in this journey. I am still working hard and trying to eat right. I know now what I didn't know then is I can do this. I have done a lot. I am so thankful for all the help and support here. everyone has been super supportive and has kept me engaged through my struggle and through each of yours. Some have called me an inspiration and to me that is extremely humbling. I just wake up and try to do the best I can everyday. It's hard it's a struggle but I will not quit on me. Thanks to all of you who continue to push me to try new things and challenge myself the way you all have challenged yourself. That right there is my inspiration. Thanks to all of you!!! I hope we all have a fantastic June!!!!!!!