The first week of the challenge went pretty well. I had so many amazing intentions. Then, I went back to work for a week of professional development. And then the kids and I went back to school. So I spent those two weeks gaining weight. I ended up weighing more than when I started the challenge. Idiot. Since then, I've buckled down. I've been going to the gym as often as possible (usually at 5am). I've been logging everything that passes my lips into MyFitnessPal. I haven't lost much weight, but every ounce down is an ounce in the right direction. And my strength has seriously increased. I definitely can't complain about that (strong is the new skinny, after all).
Here's where I stand so far:
I started the challenge at 214.6 lbs. Then, I let myself get all the way up to 217.2 lbs. Highest weight ever. Not exactly the kind of achievement I was looking for. I've since had a very slow, but steady loss that has brought me down to 210.8 as of this past Wednesday. I haven't taken any recent progress pics, so I will have to post some in my next update.
I've talked about the fact that I let myself go over the past two years. My gym (Koko FitClub), has trackers that monitor your strength gain over time. When I was going steadily in 2012, I really brought my strength up. These last two years of only attending the gym sporadically, killed me. So, since I've started going more regularly, things are finally starting to change for the positive (again). Here is the graph that includes my most recent strength test results:
My biceps curl is actually at an all-time high & I'm working the rest of myself back up (little by little). Here's to progress!
That's where I stand right now. I'm trying. If you don't hear from me, send me a message. I could really use the motivation!
Remember the motto: #StopEatingCrapAndMoveYourAss