I’ve been living my new lifestyle for exactly fifty-seven days now. It feels like a long time, but in the big scheme of things, it really isn’t. In that time, I’ve managed to lose ten pounds. That seems like a small number to me when I consider that I have at least another hundred pounds to lose, but as I stated before, it’s all just a numbers game. Ten pounds is equal to forty sticks of butter. That’s insane! It’s also forty pounds of pressure taken off of my knees, and that’s incredible!
Physically, I personally don’t see much of a difference just yet. However, I do -feel- a difference. My butt doesn’t feel as if it’s pushing against the arms of my computer chair, and I have been able to fit into a size twenty jean again. They’re still a bit tight, but it’s a great start. I also feel as if my stomach is shrinking. I don’t have a measuring tape in order to tell if there is much of a difference yet, but I’ve been poking and prodding here and there, and it definitely feels smaller. I’ve had at least one person notice that my face appears slimmer as well.
I’ve also noticed an increase in my endurance. I’ve been using the Wii to work out, and when I first started, I would quickly get out of breath within the first ten minutes. Now I’m averaging about an hour for a typical work out and only rarely do I find myself gasping for air. The jog usually brings me to that point, but I’ve never been much of a runner. I hope to change that this year though. My wild ambition is to be able to do a Color Run some day. I think it would be a ton of fun to do with some friends. I’m looking at you, Jes and Kels!
I don’t feel like I’ve had to work very hard, or change too much in order to get where I am right now. So far, it has simply been a matter of making sure I stay within my calorie goal (1,830 calories) and making sure I meet my weekly exercise goals (30 minutes, three days a week, and burning at least 307 calories). These are goals that are given to me thanks to MyFitnessPal, and are based upon my gender, age, height, weight, and lifestyle. If you haven’t checked the site out, you need to. It’s been an instrumental tool in my weight loss, and I plan to keep up with it throughout this entire journey.
Speaking of goals, I think it’s important to set manageable goals. My next goal is to lose another ten pounds and to do at least one real push up. I’m keeping it at that for now, because that seems realistic for me. I’d like to have these goals accomplished by the end of April.
So, all in all, I’m excited. I’ve lost ten pounds, and I plan on never seeing them again.