Goal #1 Accomplished!
I have to be the happiest I have been in a very long time today! I did it! I set a goal, and I made it! My first “mini goal” on my way to losing 100 pounds, was to wear this shirt I had bought at Christmas time by January 31st. I’m one week late and I really don’t care! I still did it! (For the record, I could have worn it last week with a body shaper, but that’s cheating!) The store did not have my size, so I grabbed a size smaller. Just two weeks ago I tried it on to see how I was doing. I was horrified! It was tighter than I remembered and I looked like a stuffed sausage. Time to get serious.
I had already been following the Eat by Color nutrition plan and workouts since January 3rd. I was “OK” with my progress, but felt it just wasn’t quite enough. So what could I do to give myself that little extra? I took some time to analyze what I’ve been doing, and thought about some tips my FitWorkz guru’s have told me that maybe I was a little slow on implementing! Here are just a few of the tips from the best trainers in DeKalb that I feel took me from being “OK” with my results, to being one really happy camper:
FROM RAY: “Stop obsessing over your scale and focus on how your clothes are fitting.” Yes, I am (was) an everyday weigher…no more. I will still be checking in with my scale once a week, but that is it. I was so distracted by whether or not I was up or down a pound, I wasn’t celebrating the fact my pants were falling down. Who cares if your scale seems to say you are failing. It’s just a number. Enjoy your successes. It feels great when things start getting too big for your new body. The added bonus of celebrating with a shopping spree (instead of a burger) is huge motivation!
FROM HENRY: “Eat breakfast within 15 minutes of waking up.” This totally made sense to me, but I was so busy getting everyone else’s lunches and backpacks ready (and screwing around on FaceBookJ ), I wasn’t eating myself until after 9:00am. I made my breakfast a priority. Taking this step made the rest of my snacks and meals feel more manageable. I haven’t felt like I was running behind with my food all day.
FROM ROSE: “Focus on what muscles you are using during each exercise.” Not as simple as it sounds, it does take FOCUS. I have had one trainer/client work out with Rose and I hadn’t had that type of intensity in a workout since. What I realized was that during my “me time”, while I should be focused on what I was doing for me, my mind was wondering off to what was for dinner or would I be late picking my son. Once again, I re-grouped and made my time for me a priority. I quit worrying about whether or not I would get everything done before I had to leave. If I didn’t finish here, I finished at home, or the next day. The bottom line is, I made the most of the time I did have by focusing on each muscle and the intensity of my workouts increased.
FROM ME: If you haven’t done so already, schedule a consultation with Ray to see how FitWorkz can help you reach your goals too. He measured my body fat 2 weeks ago and scheduled an appointment in 4 weeks to do it again. Having that accountability factor is HUGE! (Especially when it’s your boss!) When you are working with a trainer, they hold you accountable. You are scheduling their time and paying for it so you show up. For me, I have many people here helping me in different ways. I owe it to them to show up. And, I owe it to me too!
A ginormous thanks to everyone here at FitWorkz and to all of you for your encouragement. This is a long road, but traveling with others makes it an enjoyable one. I’m glad I didn’t give up after 2 weeks like I usually do, I’m glad I quit stressing over numbers, but most of all, I’m jumping up and down and smiling like a crazy lady because I’m wearing my new shirt!!!
Until next time,