Y'all know I have been working my behind off too. I was interviewed for a guest post this week and I was asked what my current workout schedule looks like....
So, I've pretty much gone from not working out to pushing myself hard. My body is very capable of handling it and it feels amazing to know that I can accomplish this.
I've been putting in all of this hard work and I expected to see great results on my weight loss. WRONG. Not a pound lost! I've been crying to Ryan all week about it. He's sick of hearing it, I'm sick of living it.
This morning (after I gained half a pound), Ryan told me to go measure and compare it to last month. I grumbled while taking out my tape measure and records.
I honestly thought that I wouldn't see results anywhere else if I wasn't seeing anything on the scale. Yeah, I know so many amazing fitness bloggers tell us otherwise. I know, but still it's just plain hard to grasp. They keep telling me that building muscle can make me lean, but I may not see anything move on the scale. Y'all, I am a prisoner of my scale. That has been my comfort item this entire time. I put all of my trust into that thing.
Ready to hear my results???
My measurements on July 25, 2013:
Right Leg-Upper: 24.75"
Right Leg - Lower: 20"
Left Leg - Upper: 24"
Left Leg - Lower: 18"
Right Calf: 17"
Left Calf: 16.5"
Right Arm: 12.5"
Left Arm: 12.75"
My measurements as of September 6, 2013:
Bust: 35.5" (2")
Waist: 28.75" (2.25")
Abdomen: 33" (3")
Hips: 40.5" (.75")
Right Leg - Upper: 22" (2.75")
Right Leg - Lower: 16" (4")
Left Leg - Upper: 22.25" (1.75")
Left Leg - Lower: 16.5" (1.5")
Right Calf: 15.5" (1.5")
Left Calf: 15.75" (.75")
Right Arm: 11.5" (1")
Left Arm: 11.75" (1")
Total Inches Lost: 22.25
43 days total has brought me that kind of loss. I also took a week "off" last week since I was feeling so rotten. I have a little less than 20 days until my butt is planted firmly in the sand at the beach. I'm curious to see what I can do with the time I have until then!
I'm still struggling with letting go of my desperate dependency on my scale. I have this extreme need to see 100 pounds lost. I'm not sure if it's a possibility. I'm trying to tell myself that as long as my body is smaller, the pounds don't matter. That's a very difficult thing for my mind to process. I have been tied to my scale for years. I'm not letting it go, but I am ready to use other ways of measuring progress.
At this point, I will gladly accept any kind of progress!!!
I think the extra Zumba is doing it. I mean that fat is just plain shaking off, friends! Half way into the second hour, I started wondering if my hip was about to cramp up or pop out of socket. Last night I was giving it all I had during the second hour. When I climbed into bed later on, I was so sore. My butt hurt! I whined, cried and fell asleep. When I woke up this morning, I felt fabulous. My body is getting stronger every day!