HE vs. SHE (she post #7)
Day 9, end of week 3
Today is April Fool’s Day and I’m not joking about my real fears about weighing-in. I hate it! I worry about the numbers on the scale rather than how I feel, as if that number is going to make me happy or sad. Let’s be honest, I’m NEVER going to weigh what I think I should weigh. I’m five feet two and a half and I’ve never been “stick thin”. It’s just not my body type. I’ve always had what you’d call an “athletic build”. The problem is that I’m selective with my “athletic” activity which just means I get fat when I don’t maintain physical activity. The struggle is having to remind myself that I don’t have an end goal but rather I have to change my thinking. I don’t want to lose a bunch of weight to only gain it back again because the diet plan was unreasonable or the workout schedule grueling. I want to get into shape and create a routine where I’m not obsessing about how many calories I’m consuming or if I burned enough calories in my workout. I just want to stop thinking about it so much, I want to be balanced and make good decisions whenever possible and incorporate exercise into my daily life. That is what BodySHED is doing for me. It’s reminding me that I must take every opportunity to make the right food and exercise decisions, that every decision (good or bad) does add up and that it is a lifestyle change, not a diet.
BodySHED provides that accountability I need for what I put in my mouth and whether or not I sign-up for those extra choice classes every week. Don’t get me wrong, Katie is a good motivator, she will call you out for not journaling for several days (sorry about that Katie) or if you aren’t getting your choice classes in but I need that extra push until I can do it for myself. I’m feeling more and more confident and I like being pushed, a little.
With all that being said, I do ultimately need to lose some weight. But, I want to do it in a way that I will be able to continue losing weight after the BodySHED boot camp and until I can get to a healthy place and maintain the healthy eating habits and incorporate exercise into my schedule. I want to stop the up and down. I’m getting older, despite what I tell people, and I know the up and down isn’t good for my mind, body or soul. It’s also harder to go down the older I get. There is a reason I am here, doing what I’m doing, and I feel confident I will get there!
Justin lost 2.2 pounds (.75%) total lost so far, 9.8 pounds (3.27%)
Jen lost .80 pounds (.48%) total lost so far, 5.2 pounds (3.07%)
(Yes, I’m bummed that Justin beat me out this week but measurements will be taken on Monday so we shall see who wins that battle!!!)