Wow where is this year going? Like I can’t believe it’s almost my daughter’s birthday and I am still the same. But not for long! Last night as I was putting on my workout clothes I looked in the mirror. I looked myself in my pretty almond eyes (yes that’s what I said!) and I told myself that we have had enough. This will continue for no longer. I am tired of looking in the mirror and not being happy with what I see. Granted, when I look in the mirror I do see something that’s good…and that’s progress…the progress that may be slower than I would like, but nevertheless it’s still progress. I have come very far from the size 18/20W I was wearing after having Jordan . And that’s the size I was after my maternity clothes no longer fit. I can see my waist is definining. I can feel the muscles in my arms and legs. It’s just not fast enough.
Part of it is some setbacks I’ve experienced since starting the ChaLean Extreme — when you’re sick you’re sick, what are you gonna do? But the other part is all me. And it’s me being lazy. I can’t say ” I can’t do this” that’s not true. I can, I just don’t. So that train stops now. I want my body more than I want that extra 45 minutes of sleep in the morning. I want to wear shorts, skirts, tank tops, halter tops, a tankini all of those things. I will be wearing them this summer. The key component that is missing is cardio. I just need more cardio and I can’t skip them at all.
The good thing is that I realize where I have fallen and the areas of improvement. I used to be the kind of person who wrote everything down. I noticed as I pulled out my notebook from under several papers that it has been a long time since I’ve written in my workout journal. I haven’t set out a weekly schedule and looked at it regularly. That’s what I’m doing now, is making this schedule. It’s more effective and likely that I will stick to it. So it’s mid-April now and I don’t think it’s be unrealistic to expect a good 10-20lb weight loss between now and June. Any measured success I will be happy with.