Our challenge was this past week; it was a shuttle run, a short sprint with weights. We all did a fabulous job. I lost out on first place by .81 of a second!
Man, I was pissed at myself after that. Especially after I ran it the next day with FIT Challenger Keisa White, and would have had first place without a problem! I know its possible to get first place, so at least I'm prepared for next time. We have one challenge left, I want first place.
My family seems to have picked up the healthy lifestyle bug. My dad is down about 20 lbs and my slightly younger brother has lost about 10 lbs. I'm proud of both of them; makes me happy to know they are trying to be healthy, too. Even though my dad isn't even really trying; he just switched to light beer. Jerk.
I'm currently fighting a plateau so no major weight loss updates on my end. Though on Nov. 20, I'll be getting in the pool! Which meant I had to get a swim suit. That put some things into perspective for me. My top half, from belly button to tip of my head, I was rocking that bathing suit. Looking down though, was not pretty. My thighs are not acceptable yet. Yeah, no. Neither are my hips. I walked out of the dressing room with my head hanging in shame and disappointment.
I bought it. though. Figure it is not going to get much better and I plan to make those thighs go from tree trunks to sexy stems, just need more time. I realize I should not have gone in that dressing room thinking I'd squeeze into the suit and magically look like a super model, but I was hoping for something better with all the progress I've been making.
It also shows my scar from my back surgeries. That makes me uncomfortable. Instead of it being discouraging, I'm using that moment to work harder on my legs and get the results I want and deserve. Now I've just got to convince myself to wear the suit in public, all the way from the locker room to the pool. Ugh.
Until next week!