Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 5- and stuff.

I probably shouldn't write anything today, or this week, because it wont be all positive, but since this is for me, I'll do what I want.

The Positive: I am working out every day, and most days twice a day. I am proud of that. I still hate running with a passion, but I am managing to run for extended periods of time without wanting to die. I can actually jog for 30-45 minutes, which is 100% more than before. People have noticed some physical change too, which is a nice motivator. And I am officially done with 1/3 of the program. WooHoo!

But it is not all bright lights and smooth roads, I have hit some speed bumps along the results highway and 'frankly' the motivation highway.

The Negative: No real positive change in weight this week, but that's not what has got me down. One thing I have noticed is that my mental state of mind has as much influence over my workout as anything else. I can be pumped about a work out, and just let one comment deflate all my energy. I need to work on ignoring any and all comments that will negatively affect my workout. So from now on, I'm going to block all comments that I interpret as condescending, belittling, berating, and pissy out of my head- regardless of their origination or intent.

I'll be back at the very end of week 6 for another update. At that point it will be my half-way point.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Week 4

So far I am down 9 pounds and I am not even done with my week 4. I felt I had a great work out yesterday, and my clothes fit even better today. In fact, the suit I am wearing today is really loose, and it was really tight a few weeks ago, so that makes me smile. I had to adjust my heart monitor and my watch yesterday because they were getting too loose.

I can't wait to be done with week 4, so that I can say I'm 1/3 done. :) I started this training with the goal to finish and be healthier. After a day or two, I changed my goal to numbers, and inches, and I became really discouraged. Today, I am back to my goal to finish it, give it my all, and be healthier. Of course the numbers and inches goal will follow, but it just isn't my priority.

Till Week 5, or Part 2.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Week 3

I am at a total loss of 7.5 pounds since I started. Still the same clothing size, but it feels nicer. Tomorrow I have pictures and I am eager to compare to see if I can see any real changes. It's still early on in the whole transformation, and sometimes its hard not to be impatient. The diet part is going steady. I didn't have a cheat meal last week, but I will this week.

I'm ready for week 4.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week 2

I have lost about 4 pounds since I started last week. That's pretty darn good and I am really happy about it. I feel my work outs are far better than when I started on day 1, so that is progress as well. The food part is less about what I crave eating and more about not wanting to eat the things I am supposed to have daily (i.e. egg whites).

Perhaps its the weather, the lack of sugar, or just me, but today I am struggling to be motivated.

Till week 3.