- 27th February
- 5th January
- 12th December
- 11th November
So I’ve come a long ways since this.
counting down til 2013 cause I’m pretty sure if I keep things up, I’ll be exactly where I want to be at the start of the new year. So, so excited that my hard work has been this rewarding; I love the clean eating, CrossFit influenced lifestyle I’ve been living.
- 22nd March
- 12th October
I cannot stress how strongly I believe that the scale is not the most important tool in measuring fitness progress. This particular mindset has made me love Oblivious October and see all of you participants finding new ways to observe your progress.
Like the majority of you all, I have a hard time seeing my own progress. I feel different, but I want to see it! The scale, when gone to frequently, doesn’t necessarily show that. So what do you do? Well, earlier this week, I shocked even myself with progress pictures (right here). I then “saw” the changes my body is undergoing with the measuring tape as I re-measured and calculated the inches loss. Today, I experienced yet another indicator that I’m transforming into the person I want to be, once again in a way that had nothing to do with the scale. The gym showed me that I’m doing this right.
Today, my work out was kick ass. I did my usual strength training circuits and rocked it on the bench press (my personal favorite) harder than usual. When it was time for cardio, the blood blisters from my Vibrams were really bothering me, so I decided to pass on running and attack my favorite cycling routine (right here). However, I had to increase the work out’s recommended RPMs because my body has gotten used to the work out— whoa. I added 10 RPM’s to each interval. another whoa! After my 40 minutes were up, I suddenly had the urge to run. Yes, my feet were bleeding, but I didn’t care. I decided to cool down with a mile. I did a ~9:00 mile and almost laughed during my 5:00 cool down walk as it dawned on me that my cool down is the same as a tough cardio goal for me about one month ago. Let me repeat: my cool down today was the same as my goal a little over a month ago. (!!!!!!!!!) What an awesome feeling! I’m so excited to see where I’ll be next month!
Moral of the story, don’t rely completely on the scale. It doesn’t tell all.
- 10th October
- 22nd September