Ok, no time for a long, well thought out post!
Since starting WW, I’ve lost 5 lbs! Which could be mostly water weight, but feels good nonetheless. I have been consistently going over my points per day, and using up almost all my “extra” points they give you a week. I haven’t been starving, but I also haven’t been making the healthiest choices I could. Sometimes I think the “points” thing makes it a little too easy to cheat. Like, last night I shouldn’t have eaten half a frozen pizza from Trader Joe’s, but it fit within my points so that’s what I did! This last week I didn’t really lose anything, which I’m ok with since I went to a Top Chef dinner (what? I can’t tell you anything else about it!), ate out Indian on Friday night and didn’t work out as much as I could.
But, this week I feel like I’ve gained something really important. I’ve gained back my hope, my motivation, and my pride. I’ve realized just how far I’ve come since starting my wellness journey 6 years ago! I might weigh more now, but I’m so much freakin stronger than I was! Case in point: I did 22 REAL push ups today. I also have been ROCKING the Insanity workouts which are the hardest workouts I’ve ever done. This has really strengthened my arms, core, shoulders and legs! I noticed when I did a yoga podcast yesterday and I did the whole plank/downdog/plank thing repeatedly with no problem. Also, I did my first LEGIT yoga headstand! And held it for like, 20 seconds! It was amazing. I did another one yesterday and today just to prove I could, and because it’s a killer core builder.
I was so tired this morning I wanted to take the day off. But today’s my weigh in day for WW and I wanted to have a loss, so I decided to do the Jillian Michaels Banish Fat video. I remember the first time I did this video, I almost died. I was huffing and puffing and “phoning it in” for the whole second half. Today, I picked it because it was an “easy” work out for me! And, I added in some harder moves because I wanted to kill it. And kill it I did.
I am super excited to be feeling strong and proud of my body again. I think that’s the most important thing you gain during the weight loss process–your confidence and self respect.
I have 3 days to lose 1.6 lbs to win my Diet Bet! Can I do it? I’ll let you know! Either way, I think I’ll do another one because it’s super motivational and keeps me on a schedule.
Gotta Go, Keep it moving!