Well it is now day 10 of my 60 Days of Insanity challenge and although I had meant to post on Monday, I was otherwise engaged. I won’t go into details but let’s just say it was a personal matter and I was unable to post.
But, now on day 10 I am giving my update.
Drum roll please….. after measuring myself and weighing in on Monday I have lost…. wait for it… 3.5cm!!! From by butt, thigh and arm! I couldn’t be happier. Well I suppose if I had lost any weight I might have been happier. The stubborn scales didn’t budge, but I lost some cm and I’m feeling great.
Despite the ache in my muscles and severe calf cramping, I feel empowered! Each workout gets easier, well maybe not easier but I don’t look and feel quite so awkward doing them. I find myself looking forward to the workouts and I’m making time to fit them in.
Granted it was week 1 and most people embarking on a fitness journey can hang in there for week 1. Now is when the real challenge starts; week 2 which I fear may be one of the hardest. The initial motivation of starting the program is wearing off, the fatigue and soreness has set in and in my case, because I wasn’t used to this kind of intensity, and because my schedule seemed to really pick up, I’m getting tired.
But it’s now that my true motivation, my true determination will show. And I’m confident it will. There have been many instances where I have set out on a fitness journey only to fail in the second or third week and the main reason is that I didn’t ever find my drive. I didn’t determine why I was doing it and what I wanted to get out of it. I went into these ‘fad’ journeys completely unprepared mentally and as a result, I failed. This time feels different. This time I know why I’m doing it, what I want and I’m keeping myself accountable with this blog (and with publishing my own story in my 8 magazines.. that kind of makes you stay committed).
So here is it – my reasons for doing this.
Why I’m doing this 60 day challenge: I’m sick of feeling unhealthy, I’m sick of getting sick, I’m sick of looking at myself in the mirror and cringing, I’m sick of feeling slow, I’m sick of being envious and I’m sick of knowing that I’m capable of so much more than I do. I want to feel good, look good and feel proud knowing that I have worked hard to achieve my goals.
What are my goals: My short term goal is to lose 7kg by the end of the 60 day challenge making my end weight 58.5kg. I also want to lose 25cm from across my body and get into a size 10 bathers for my trip to Bali in September. But, I won’t make the mistake of only having a superficial goal. This is simply something to work toward in the short term. I also want to use this challenge as the starting point for a long and healthy life. I want to learn how to get into a positive daily routine when it comes to eating well and exercising. To do this I’m focusing on the process of doing the workouts, making time for them each day and making them fun. I’m training myself to look forward to the workouts and I’m putting a real effort into learning what foods are good to eat and when. The real challenge will begin when this one ends…continuing to live a healthy, fit and positive life!
Stay tuned for a video post on Saturday!