A new challenge

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I'm in week three of seeing the trainer. It's going really well. Though I haven't taken new measurements yet, I can already tell that I feel stronger and more toned. The first day I saw him, he made me do 2 sets of 15 squats, and even though I finished it on shaky legs, I was so sore, I could barely walk the next three days. Now I can do 2 sets of 30 squats and don't have crazy soreness afterwards.

What's been bugging me is that my weight is still stuck. After a pretty wild fourth of July celebration, my boyfriend and I decided today that we are both going to give up drinking for a while. I'm excited about this decision, and I think it's going to be good for a lot of reasons. I think on the weekends I undo a lot of progress by consuming the empty calories in liquor/beer because we do a lot of social drinking on weekends. The other thing that I know is hindering my progress is that I often don't count those calories, or after a few too many, I'll convince myself that another helping of potato salad won't kill me - even though it's outside of my calories for the day. I need to regain control of my life, and this is one of the first things I saw in the Chris Powell book that made me go, "Crap." I love it that my boyfriend is doing this too - it was actually his idea to give up alcohol for a while.

My official goal is not to have a drop until my Labor Day weekend trip to New Orleans. I have about 6 weeks left with the trainer and 8 weeks left til NOLA - which is also when my weight loss challenge officially comes to an end.

It's about baby steps, right? And I definitely know without a doubt that I've been making baby steps in the right direction. This week I'll be celebrating 8 months without a cigarette!
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