Off to an OK start this morning. Note to self, do not stay up for Sunday Night Football with the hope of getting up for a 5 am workout the next morning. I rescheduled my workout to later in the day, and nearly talked myself out of weighing and measuring. Yes, I suffer from that disease where one throws in the towel for one little misstep. Anyone else familiar? I did it though. I took the measurements, hopped on the scale and took pictures. I then waffled back and forth as to whether or not I should post the info, or keep it to myself.
Heads up, clicking the "Read More" link will take you to the full blog where I have posted my before photos, showing my belly, in my sports bra, for baseline and progress purposes only.
What does my coach think? Well if it pushes me out of my comfort zone a little, it's a good thing. OF COURSE IT IS ;) So without further ado, here they are:
Yes I am concerned about what others may think. Sure I fear judgment from critically minded people. Of course I don't want family, friends and coworkers to set their eyes on this info. However, it is what it is. This journey isn't about others' opinions, its about what I need to do to transform - and hopefully inspire others as well. As for judgment, I don't mind being judged for possessing a desire to transform my life, but I do mind the self judgment I may experience if I don't try. And what about family, friends and co-workers? It is my hope those in my life are more supportive and encouraging than I even know.
On a technical note, when I look at the photos, it is obvious I need to torch the abdominal fat, and that is
going to come from a tight diet that supports fat loss - when I get to that phase of the process. Right now
I am looking to build, with the expectation that I MIGHT lose a 1/2 pound a week. I say "might", because I can only control my actions and what I am doing to reach my goals, I cannot control how my body responds to those actions and when I get there. This is a huge lesson I have learned over the past couple years. This lesson has liberated me from being tied to a scale goal. I now build my confidence from following through with each action I commit to.
All in all today was good. My devotions blessed me with the mentality to celebrate successes in life that come from God. I learned quite a bit about aspartame and the reasons why I need to stay away from it. I brought my all to my workout, ate 95%, drank my water, savored my protein, wrote this blog and most importantly, balanced it all with my family remained present while I was with them.
Time to look towards day two...
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