Hey all! I haven't been posting on here much (if at all) lately because I've been incredibly busy.
Today I start week 4 of working out. I've been running and doing weights and tonight a friend of mine (who is a trainer) is coming over to help me focus in on my workout and help me figure out some diversity. I LOVE running (I used to run 2 miles a day - but that was years ago) and it feels so good to sweat out everything.
I created a spreadsheet (I'm a nerd) to chart my progress. I enter in my weight, daily (which seems to be harmful, but it's not - at least, not for me. It helps me see my day to day fluctuations and think, hmm, maybe I had too much salt yesterday - I'll drink more water today, etc), I track how long I've run, how far, etc.
My weight has barely budged since I started this, 4 weeks ago. I've lost all of 3 miserable little teeny pounds.
Well, in the second week, I though, you know, I'm using weights so I'm guessing that I'm losing the fat slowly and building muscle. So a better way to gauge my weight loss, at this point, would be to use a tape measure. So, in 3 weeks, I've lost a total of 9.5 inches off my body, in various places, most notably, 4 inches off my waist and 3 inches off my thighs. I am ecstatic about this!
Feeling great! Got a 5k in May and I'm hoping I can do it! I can struggle through running a mile right now, but I'm keeping at it!!!