I've been at it for about a month now. Been really needing to push myself to get to the gym this week, but I've gotten there every day that I planned to this week so far! Whenever I felt like giving up in the middle of my work out, I had to literally go into a meditative chant to myself to stay focused ("No pain, no gain." "Pressure makes Diamonds.")
My SW was 160. My CW is now 154. Took me about a month to lose that weight. I'm really going to push to be 150 by the 10th (I know it's 4 days before Valentine's Day, but my Valentine's Day plans are starting on the 10th!).
I'm thinking about investing in one of those scales with the metal plates that calculate your body fat because I don't think that the number on the scale is a good representation of what I have actually lost. I KNOW I've gained muscle, which I know is heavier than fat. Reason why I know I've gained muscle is because I find myself actually feeling HUNGRY (not just having an increased appetite) throughout the day. That tells me that my resting metabolic rate is starting to increase, So I need to have a small, healthy snack in between meals so that my body doesn't go into starvation mode which will eventually lower my metabolism!
So I think if I continue to workout the way I have been, eat right, and continue to listen to my body, I'll get to where I want to be by the 10th! (And Eventually to my goal weight!).
Well, my boyfriend has some kind of plans that I am unclear about, lol. But I have a special surprise planned for him for Thursday night. He's a big hockey fan and he's really gotten me into it! So I got tickets for a game, lower level, 12 rows from the ice! He's not gonna know about it until right before we're ready to leave! Gonna send him on a treasure hunt for the tickets! Muahahahahahahaha! lol Evil!
But I'd like to look nice in whatever I wear when he takes me out to dinner, so that is why I have the 150 goal set for next weekend. 10 pounds is a nice amount of weight! 20 more to go after that! :o)
Well, I don't think I am going to meet my Valentine's Day Challenge. Had a HORRIBLE workout at the gym yesterday. Just felt really awful, and I'm ashamed to admit that I had to get off the treadmill after 15 minutes (at least I was able to get a mile in). Then, I decided against going to the gym tonight due to the fact that my knee is killing me. I'm assuming that it's from running on the treadmill over the last couple of weeks after not running for a couple years! So, tonight I plan on being somewhat productive at home, icing my knee, and maybe getting to be early. Gonna try really hard to not beat myself up over this.
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