Shawna – On My Weigh – Week 4

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This week kinda started off shitty. But ended on a good note. Sundays my husband goes to the pool to do his laps (we are both in triathlons). This week I decided I would go to cycle fit so I can start getting my body use to the bike portion of the triathlon. I hate the bike. It numbs my body from the waist down. Lol.

Anyway we get to the gym half hour early and cycle fit is full. Booooo. I didn’t bring my headphones because I wasn’t counting on needing them. I can’t seem to do exercise without music. So I thought I would try Zumba. I lasted all of 20 minutes. I didn’t like the instructor. She didn’t make it fun. So I left the class. So Sunday I didn’t get a lot of activity in but I got in a wee bit.

Tuesday I met my personal trainer at the gym. I can’t even remember anymore what we worked on. Lol. Like I said, this week was kind of blah. So please forgive me if this week’s blog is kinda boring.

I really didn’t do anything extra this week. I don’t even know why. This week is the final week of my weight loss challenge. I should have finished strong. Wednesday I got some happy email. I was 1 of 10 people who won the participation award on my weight loss group on Facebook. To win this we had to have been posting positive and encouraging and motivating posts. I guess I did that lol. It’s kind of funny, to be honest. Some days I had trouble motivating myself, let alone a group of a few hundred people!  But the group’s admins felt my posts met the criteria. So what did I win? Well the challenge is through Epicure so I won the smoothie booster bundle. It includes the protein powder, the cocoa açai smoothie booster and smoothie greens. Valued at about 100 dollars I believe. So that’s cool. I love my smoothies in the mornings so this really was an awesome prize to win!

Thursday…final measurements for this challenge. This is where my mind played tricks on me. I lost some inches. I also lost 34 pounds since January 1!!!!!  That’s huge. I started at 308.6 and I’m at 272.8. But where my mind played tricks on me was my inches. I lost 2.5 off my arm, 4.75 off my chest (bye bye big boobies!!!!! Bahahaha), 1.25 off my waist, 4.5 off my hips and 1.5 off my thigh. So what I do not understand is how can I lose 34 pounds yet only 1.25 inches off my belly??!!!!  Ugh ugh. After 34 pounds I was hoping to fit into my size 20 jeans but I still can’t get them done up. I’m not an expert on weightloss and how our bodies get rid of it. So if anyone can shed some light on this…by all means, email me with your advice. But here’s the thing, as frustrating as the inches are, I’m still keeping at it.

Every Tuesday and every Thursday that I work out with Mark, I get further and further away from who I use to be…that depressed and unmotivated person. I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am at today. And I do feel it at the gym. Some of the things my trainer has me do ARE getting easier. 3 months ago I wouldn’t have been able to do the amount of stairs he has me do now. No way in hell. So while I would love to see my gut disappear, I’m gaining so much more thanI ever imagined I could. And that’s what is keeping me going.

Until next week, stay healthy, stay strong. Call a trainer!  You won’t regret it.

Shawna