February 15 & 16– Days 41 & 42
Weekly Weigh In
First Beta Phase Weigh In and here are the results.
Weight: no change
Chest: 1/4 lb loss
Waist: 1/2 inch gain
Arm: no change (L) and 1/4 inch loss (R)
Thigh: 1/4 inch loss (L) no change (R)
I expected some loss and it appears that I have lost in terms of inches, but this is Beta week one. The body could be in a bit of shock from the new workout. I am also suffering from bloating this week, so I am not discouraged. I’m taking it all in stride.
The Creation of New Habits
As I pass the forty day mark I am really impressed by how I have been able to embrace the new habits. First thing in the morning when I get up, I do my work out. I have great workout days and some pretty atrocious ones, but I go back every time to get it done. This is not the first time that I have been on a program or attempted to lose weight, but I am trying to change my mind and think of things in terms of a way of life. So, I continue to ask myself, “Is this something that you can do for the rest of your life?” I ask this question of my nutrition and also of my exercise. I want these habits to be doable and enjoyable because that is how I want my life to be. These new habits, I have been able to do for forty days. This is good stuff.
Snow and Shoveling Extras
I keep having to shovel this snow! I’m all for the extra strength training, but the snow is stating to really feel oppressive. We literally have glaciers surrounding us from snow and ice pile up. New York City is not built for this kind of weather. The already small streets are dangerously narrow and when you drive down some roads you feel like you are on a roller coaster trying to stay on the tracks. All I see at the end of this is new tires and wheel alignments for many cars challenging the potholes and ice. BUT I’m staying positive, you know, up beat and perky about it! Through the shoveling I get some arm toning, thigh and leg work as well as a bit of cold fresh air and sun (when it makes an appearance). So though it is a pain in the a$$, I am thankful and grateful for whatever falls from the sky, but man oh man, I can’t wait for Spring.