Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Out of Sorts

      The past couple of weeks, well past month has been absolutely a whirlwind. Things have been out of sorts and with that I have been eating for convenience more and my workout schedule has been nothing short of all over the place. Anytime something changes with my food or workout routine I get all up in the air for fear of regressing, or gaining weight. I still have been counting macros and yes there has been a treat here or there..but I am proud to say that the inches have kept coming off and my weight is still coming down. Now, if I had been going hard core like normal the numbers would reflect that..however they didn't go up and in my eyes that is a win. Sometimes I still look in the mirror and am absolutely shocked at what I see...I mean..I actually have a shape that isn't round or square lol. I am getting stronger and all those are signs of progress.
Today I was pumped to go to the gym..bag in hand I get there and what do you know..I cant find my access card. So I went to another gym that I do not usually go to for lack of equipment. I do have to say I was pleasently impressed because the old me would have just driven back to the house..I would have been scared of people looking at me in a new place or been to timid to use anything. When I got there first thing I noticed was they have tons of new weightlifting equipment and some stuff from rogue as well #winning. I followed my normal plan, plus cardio and then incorporated ropes with the seconds app. Killer! Sweat dripping all over like a dude haha! You know when you leave feeling like a beast you have had a good workout.

The second that that helps keep me going when the pounds are slower to come off is the size of clothing I wear now to what I wore before I started. It is important to look for the non-scale victories (NSV). In my opinion they are just as important and a great place to look when you need motivation...I mean talk about this pant comparison. Size 24 to a juniors 13. Now..I cant wear a 12/13 in every brand..but for the most part I can. Sometimes I put my big mama pants on for fun and still am shocked at how my big ol' square butt used to fill them up. Again another reminder as to why I started to begin with.
In other no-fitness related news our chocolate lab- Ranger, had to have his tail docked today. His tail got shut in the door almost three weeks ago and this dog just WOULD NOT leave it alone. Poor thing, we tried stitches and everything else. So he is trying to get all the sympathy around here...Brantley is also devastated that his tail is gone and wants it to grow back..pretty sure it doesn't work like that son!
As I said the past month has hard in ways other than dealing with my weight loss journey. My grandfather has been sick for quite some time and on Sunday he passed away. It doesn't seem to matter how much notice you have grief is still something for me that is hard to process. In the past days and the ones to come I am keeping my focus on all the good memories and knowing that he is no longer in pain. I do have to say I have the best family and friends that have and continued to support me for this and for you all I am forever grateful. Chief, you meant many things to many people. Times like these I have to give my troubles to God, for he will guide me even when I can not see.

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