Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Weigh In

Thanks for all of the well wishes about Singapore - you guys are so sweet! I have to say, as we've started to tell people, I'm getting more and more excited. Everyone is just so positive about it and it's nice to know that most people think we're making a good decision.

Anyway, today's weigh-in = -1 lb. Not a huge loss and I would have liked to see more, but I'm okay with it going down regardless. I saw my sister last night for the first time in about two weeks (she's been on vacation and traveling for work) and she said she definitely thinks boot camp is changing my body, so even though I'm not seeing a ton of movement on the scale, I do think I'm losing inches. I wish I would have measured myself before I started boot camp, but oh well. I know my jeans are fitting better and that's always nice.

Boot camp is going well for the most part, although I have to say that normally I am pretty middle of the road when compared to a group of fit people, but for some reason this group just kicks my ass. Every time we run, I am one of the last people to come in. I know I'm just out there doing it for me, but it sucks to be last. It just does. I think part of the reason is that the people who were more at my level have begun to drop off/not show up anymore. It's pretty grueling to work out that hard four days a week, especially when I know people are coming from long days at work, so I think people tend to skip once in a while. I'm proud of the fact that I haven't missed one workout yet though, even though I contemplate skipping almost every day - I think it's part of the reason I really am seeing results. Gotta keep it consistent. Even when it sucks.

It's supposed to be nice out today, so in addition to cleaning the house to get ready for our guests and doing some work, I'm going to try to get out and put some patchmaster in our grass so it's there when we get the rain we're expecting tomorrow. I've also got to hit the grocery store, as we have literally zero food. My husband is traveling right this week so it's easy for me to subsist on english muffins and peanut butter for dinner, but I guess I'm going to have to try to step it up with guests coming. I'm so excited to see my cousin though - I think we are going to have a great weekend!

On that note - I'm off to walk the dogger and get moving on the rest of my day. Hope you all have a great one.


Kim said...

Being down a pound is AWESOME!! And I'm sure that you are down inches as well. Take your measurements now so that you can keep tracking your progress from here. That is one thing that I did when I started out years ago and it has been a real eye opener to watch those numbers change.

jodi said...

i agree - losing a pound is great! and how awesome is it that you haven't missed ONE bootcamp class... i wasn't the fastest runner by any means, when i trained last year, but i was still proud of myself... as long as you're enjoying yourself and/or learning something new - that's all that matters... :o)

Fatinah said...

I think it's great that you keep going back to boot camp. I also think you should take your measurements now. It will still give you a measurement of all your hard work!

Don't worry about coming in last. Fitness is really a personal thing - all that matters is that you're out there giving your all. Really, what the person next to you is doing is of no consequence to your journey. I have had to remind myself of this even on Monday when I had my first semi-private session with my friend and my personal trainer. Keep up the good work!!