Wednesday, September 06, 2017
As I get closer to my "goal" weight, which I had initially set at 130 lbs., I am beginning to realize that I need to refocus my energy and switch gears. I took a moment to step away and ask myself; "What is my desired results" and my answer is that I don't want to be skinny. Yes, skinny is the desired look that our society pushes as the standard of beauty, but I don't want to be standard. I want to be strong, fit and healthy. I want to inspire others to be better and to take that first difficult step to a better them! I currently weigh in at 143 lbs., with my weight fluctuating between 138-145 at any given moment. Thankfully, I took measurements when I first started this journey and have used them to keep me motivated and encouraged when the scale was not cooperating with the program. Now, I am refocusing my mind to disregard the scale all together and rely 100% on the measuring tape and body fat composition. It is difficult to ignore a scale that goes up or stays the same, but if the measuring tape is shrinking and lean muscle is replacing fat, then I know I am a success.
On Monday, September 11, I am going to be stepping out of my comfort zone and beginning a 6-week boot camp challenge at my local gym. This is a little daunting to me because I am a RUNNER!! Not a weight lifter or a gym rat. I run, that is what I do. I love to run, but I also know that by stepping out of my comfort zone and incorporating strength training and a variety of cross training I will only see positive impact on my running.
At 8:15 a.m. I will be stepping into a room full of people looking to take on the same challenge as I am. I will be weighed, measured and a body fat analysis will be done. Yikes!! From there, we will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for an hour each day to be tortured and torn down in order to be built back up in to a new and improved version of ourselves. I am nervous, but excited too. I can't wait to see where this next chapter will take me on this journey to a healthier life.
I am not a good blogger, but I am going to make every effort to blog about this journey along the way. I will track my weight, measurements and body fat percentages and share my random thoughts on my sessions and my progress. Who knows, I might inspire someone else to step out of their comfort zone.