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Current weight: 137 lbs
Weight Last Week: 137.6 lbs
Weekly Weight Lost: .6 lbs
Starting weight: 141.6 lbs
Current weight: 186.8 lbs
Weight Last Week: 187.6 lbs
Weekly Weight Lost: .8 lbs
Starting weight: 197 lbs
Jai and I both noticed that we were feeling really good physically this week. In the last few days, I’ve been noticing that I have a lot more energy, and I know that’s a direct result of eating better and being more active, since I’m certainly not getting any more sleep. 😉 (Not that sleep isn’t important! I’m working on getting more rest, but I’m not there yet!) I also feel “Lighter” – less bogged down, and I can feel a little more core strength; I’m also seeing a little more muscle definition. Jai has also been more energetic and seeing progress in his workouts.
What I think is noteworthy is that we’re seeing these positive benefits without doing everything perfectly. Yes, we both work out, but since we have a gym in the home it’s flexible and neither of us have necessarily spent a huge amount of time working out. In fact, the last few months we’ve both felt like we were just going through the motions – I was feeling bummed recently because nothing seems to have been going the way I planned this year. I had planned to start Nutrisystem and eat everything perfectly, drink all my water, get lots of sleep, do killer workouts everyday…I’m sure this sounds very familiar to everyone reading. 😉 Unfortunately, everything convened at once in my personal life and left me with very little time to actually do all of these wonderful things. I felt like everything was going really slowly and like I’d squandered time – but what’s interesting is how now, 7 weeks in, everything seems to be snapping into place more. We may have been going through the motions, but that was enough to keep us with it until we started to see the positive physical change. As I said to Jai: You can start a diet and exercise regime and have it be months before you notice any significant change, while a bucket of fried chicken and beer always causes am immediate positive reaction, which is why healthy living can be such a challenge. 😉
But the nice thing about healthier choices is that once you finally do see a difference, it starts to snowball. Suddenly, I have more energy for everything, which means I’m able to work out more, which will just give me more energy. Sometimes, all I can do is the bare minimum – but sometimes, that’s enough to get you in the right direction. Even if it feels pointless at times, it does eventually pay off and lead to greater and greater changes down the road.