Howdy readers! It’s been over a month since I last updated my blog. Oh I have been so lack but life has been really busy and I have been enjoying my family and just living. I’ve been fairly relaxed with my journey within the last couple of months. In the beginning I went pretty hard every other day, working out sometimes probably a little too much! Since August I have worked out consistently at home every other day focusing much more on toning, strength building, and muscle development and less on calories burned. Now don’t get me wrong, I still wear my Polar heart rate monitor and still keep an eye on overall calories burned during workouts, but not as much as I used to. I also took a 2 month break from logging my food intake on MyFitnessPal and really made a conscious effort to make healthy choices without being anal about it all. The break from MFP was much needed. If you log for over a year straight, it can be come a little monotonous. And well the meaning behind it gets lost because you really are tired of logging. In conjunction with all that, I quit weighing myself. Literally in the last 3 months, I have probably stepped on the scale 4 times. There’s a reason behind that. Yes I am still working towards an overall number of pounds lost goal, BUT I am using other things to gauge my progress.
I will say that the last time that I stepped on the scale 2 weeks ago it read 200.4 lbs. You guys know what that means right? That means that I have officially lost 100 lbs! WooHoo!!! That was my original goal at the beginning of all of this and I did it. I made it. I set my mind to a fitness goal and through a lot of sweat, groaning, moaning, sore muscles, and pain did what I set out to do. Some days I am still in awe of the fact that I accomplished this goal. And then the cocky side of my steps to the forefront and I think “well of course I did it!”
So where do I go from here. I am still in the business of getting healthier and slimming down but not to the point of excess. I am no hype dreams of being a fitness model or enter some body contest, BUT I plan to continue to on and continue what I started.
Til Next Time!