July has ended and I lost 6 pounds and 8 inches total.
I am incredibly pleased with myself, especially since I had some vacation in there.
I am constantly reminding myself to be patient and to persevere through this process because that’s what it is – a process. Like most things it takes time. You cannot instantly lose fat. There’s no such thing as a microwaveable weight loss program. Life doesn’t work like that. Just like the Christian life, sanctification doesn’t happen overnight, and neither does fat loss!
I ended the month of July with a Baseline Test I took at the beginning of the month. PROGRESS! I am also rather excited that my hair turns into a faux hawk when I work out. I look bad ass. And when I see myself in the mirror after doing a sit up I can’t help but make that face. Yup.
So, beginning in August I’ll be working on a new training schedule — I am following Michael Matthew’s Thinner Leaner Stronger (the book my friend gave me) — and I’ll be focusing more on my diet too. I am interested to see how my body reacts to these changes, especially as I will be using more weights — let’s see how strong my body can become, shall we?
Ultimately, it’s about health, and I can say, I am a healthier person than I was at the start of this year. I am proud of myself. And I really do enjoy exercising now and that is something I would NOT have said six months ago. It’s a part of my daily routine and I feel weird when I don’t exercise.
So, there ya go. Look at me, updating on this journey — yay!