One of the last meetings I went to while on Weight Watchers, they talked about how important it is to set small goals along the way and to acknowledge the small victories along the way to the end result.
This really stood out to me because that is the main reason all my other diet attempts failed. I would get angry and frustrated because the results were not coming as fast as I wanted them, too.
In the three months since the FIT Challenge has started, I've lost more 27 total inches on my body. That is a huge amount, and it's amazing that I had that much extra on my body to carry around.
Because I've lost all those inches, none of my old clothes fit me any longer. I'm not buying a whole new wardrobe yet because I still have a long way to go to reach my final weight. However, I am buying just a couple pieces at a time that I absolutely need. (Because seriously, what female wants to wear gym clothes out all the time because its the only thing that remotely fits? Yea, it's not cute or sexy all the time.)
One of my biggest accomplishments has happened this past week. I have a love -relationship with the dreaded treadmill. I'ts my best friend in burning fat. However, I hate getting on it to run because I'm scared of falling off of it and looking like a frigging fool and the whole gym laughing at me.
Up until this past week, the only time I would run on it would be when my trainer was standing next to me, making me run. However, that all changed this past week. I pushed through the mental blocks and FINALLY got myself to run on the sucker, with out my trainer and in front of people.
So far, every day this past week, I've been on the treadmill alternating running/walking for a couple minutes at a time. The longest I've gotten myself to run at one time is seven minutes.
The gym and trainer that I was given has been a perfect match for me, especially my trainer, Ryan Rose at Health & Strength, because even the days (and there are a lot of them) that I want to give up on myself, he doesn't let me quit or give up at all. He keeps pushing me. I realize that Ryan is doing this to help me, and I am thankful for that.
In the next three months, I hope that I reach a lot more milestones along the way. This summer, my 20th high school reunion is being hosted back home. I'm hoping that by the time it happens, I'll look better than what I did when we graduated high school and I'll feel a lot better about myself than what I did 20 years ago.