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!