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1 Small Loss, 2 Big Gains

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Well, it had to happen sometime.
For the first three weeks of the month I showed multi-pound losses at each weigh-in. Yesterday I only had a loss of 0.2 pounds for Week 4. And I admit, I was a little bummed about it.
But then I realized I had realized 2 BIG gains: Yesterday was my final day in the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge. And I can thank this challenge for getting me into the habit of exercising every day! This is huge for me! As I was getting close to finishing that challenge, I started planning what my workouts were going to look like for the next four weeks. I know I have to have everything planned out and in writing. If I leave my workouts up to chance, it's too easy to ignore them. Besides, after working out every day this month, I do NOT want to break the streak.
My second gain is one that only I can be aware up. Previously, when I'd workout with videos or the Wii and hear "pull in your abs", I'd try but I'd feel nothing. It was like I had no muscle at all. But that's changing. I figured out that regular crunches weren't working for me. I guess I wasn't doing them right, but I rarely felt anything from them. So I switched to doing my crunches on a stability ball. WOW! What a difference! I now feel the tightness in my abs and when I'm told to hold in my abs, I can actually feel it!
So even though I was disappointed at the small movement on the scales this week, I'm thrilled about the other changes taking place, both mentally and physically! And I can't wait to see what the second month of healthy changes will bring!
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  • TEXANMOM81275
    emoticon and it could be the exercise that slowed you down on the scale, but muscle is more compact and bonus, it burns more calories
    3681 days ago
    Congratulations on your "new" abs!
    3681 days ago
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