Fitness Progress


IMG_3371I am not immune to getting frustrated or discouraged with where I am in my fitness journey just because I “work” in fitness. I just had a little meltdown this weekend because of not being able to fit into a bigger pair of jeans yet. I shed tears in frustration as I am working so hard to reach my goals and they just can’t come fast enough. I am like everyone else in the fact that I wanted it yesterday! Haha! I would often wonder how I am supposed to be the “coach” and example to health/fitness when I have 40 pounds to lose myself. I am not where I want to be at all as I need to begin my journey all over. It really isn’t about me looking “ripped” and being at my goal right now, it is about being on this journey…we are all a work in progress.

I started a program a month ago (7 weeks post-pregnancy) and at the end of that 30 days, I took my progress measurements and only had a 3 inch loss…. I felt with how hard I worked and how diligent I was that it should have been more. The body is going to do what the body is going to do, I can’t control how it responds to my work. I can only trust in the process. I do notice myself getting a little stronger though…It doesn’t hurt AS BAD to get up off the floor and I am increasing my weight in my strength training program.

My cardiovascular workouts are also getting easier indicting that my endurance is increasing. So things are coming along. I have to just focus on putting one foot in front of the other on a daily basis; taking it one meal at a time, one workout at a time, and one pound at a time. With time and consistency, I WILL achieve my goals.  One other thing that I have to keep reminding myself of is that I just grew a HUMAN BEING…it took me 9+ months to put the weight on, so it will not come off overnight (wouldn’t that be glorious!?!) My body did do a precious, beautiful thing so I know I can’t be too hard on it but at the same time, I want this to go faster!

One other thing that I would say is to get a good support system! I LOVE that I do my challenge groups online as it hold myself accountable to what I am putting in my mouth because I have to report that into them at the end of the day. It really does help ME to not eat ALL those extra bites off my kid’s plates or the handful of goldfish crackers (stupid things!).  For now, I will be thankful for the small accomplishments!

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