Transformation Ann 2013-2 The Shirt FITs!

 

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!!!

PS:  Get a Consult and get on Track!

Until next time,

 

Ann

 

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