February 8 & 9– Days 34 & 35
Weekly Weigh In – Special Edition
Alpha Phase? DONE! Here are the results for my fifth week:
Weight: 3 lb loss
Chest: no change
Waist: 1 1/2 inch loss??
Arm: 1/2 inch loss (L) and 1/2 inch loss (R)
Thigh: 1/2 inch loss (L) 1/4 inch loss (R)
My 5-Week Summary for Alpha Phase is as follows (Let’s bold them for emphasis, shall we?):
Alpha Weight Totals: 17 lb loss
Alpha Chest Totals: 1/4 inch loss
Alpha Waist Totals: 3 inches loss
Alpha Arm Totals: 1/2 inch (L) 3/4 inch (R) loss
Alpha Thigh Totals: 3/4 (L) 3/4 (R) loss
Wow!! It’s pretty cool to see what the hard work has done over a period of time. I’m happy with the results, but like I said this is the tip of the iceberg for me and I have long way to go. The inches thing is still tricky but I’ll keep recording it. Practice makes better. It is still nice to see success after a period of stagnant weight loss.
Beta Phase Begins
I told you that I was going to watch the Beta Phase videos while I enjoyed that magnanimous sandwich that I talked about in my last entry. First, let me say that the sandwich was delicious and delightfully messy! It had a lot of healthy components but also a lot of not so healthy ones. It was spicy, garlic-y, tangy, creamy, and crunchy. It was great! I took it slow and stopped when I had enough. This is progress. This is what it looked like.
I watched the Beta Phase videos and I was like WHHHHAAAAAHHHTT!!???!! Yeah, this is getting serious and super intense. When I looked at the moves, I thought to myself, “I am not going to be able to do this!” Then I think back to the days before I started Alpha and the words I spew sound familiar. I can do it! I can do anything I put my mind to! I will get better at it!
I relaxed a bit because I have some anticipation related to the next five weeks and what I could potentially accomplishment. My daily devotion from Pastor Joel Osteen said something that stuck with me. It read “fear, worry and uncertainty are beneath you.” I’m going with that. This is the phase that really tests you abilities and forces you to focus. I’m ready. I had 5 weeks to get ready. I’m going for it!
I’d like to thank our blog mate Carolina at Newfoundfitness.wordpress.com. I made your version of the Lasagna Cups. I know your inspiration started from a Kevin & Amanda recipe, but I truly enjoyed your version.
They were very yummy for only 28o calories a serving. I added a bit more parsley and a bit more garlic but everything else stayed the same. Soooo good!
You guys check out her blog. It is inspiring and helpful, just like we all try to be.
Have a good one.