So many wonderful things have happened. In May, I did quite well. My weight loss is slowing, there is no doubt about that but I am still losing inches and I will take all I can get right now! My goal is to lose another 10 this year, maybe more. After seeing some of the elite girls at this most recent Ironman Texas, it is obvious I have FAR to go...not that I am trying to go pro or anything, lets be clear about that. Just wanting to tone up which will help me in increase my speed and overall performance.
May results - 2.2 pounds lost AND 4 inches lost!!!
Measurements from the beginning of May -
Chest - 38
Waist - 28.5
Hips - 36
Thigh - 18
Calves - 14
Bicep - 10.75
Measurements as of today -
Chest - 37
Waist - 27.5
Hips - 35
Thigh - 17.5
Calves - 13.75
Bicep - 10.5
I think I am most surprised with my legs and hips. I am seriously melting down in those areas and yet my waist, or pooch area remains the hardest place for me to lose. I am going to keep pressing on though and I KNOW that soon, my hard work will pay off.
In terms of my training, everything is OFF BIG TIME!! Ever since my doctors apt for my knee, I have not ran or done much of anything. I have however been VERY strict with my diet, which is why I am still seeing good results....NUTRITION MATTERS! I go back to see the doctor on Monday to talk abou t the results from my MRI, and we will see what the next step will be. As of now he is saying the same thing.....arthritis and bone spur. But this time, he was pretty serious about my running. Telling me to cycle more and run less.
Taking his advice to heart, I have signed back up for our old gym. I love this place SO much and now that Michaela is older, I feel it will be a great and much needed addition to my fitness routine. They have so many classes there I can take, pools so I can swim or maybe just get in some weights when I want to.
Micah did such a sweet thing recently. The morning of my birthday, before my doctors appointment, he surprised me with a new Garmin 610!! I love this watch SO MUCH! He is going to take my old Garmin and use it for his training this fall.
After my doctors visit, he took me to a home fitness store and bought me a new spinning bike! We ended up deciding on the LeMond Revmaster Pro with the bike computer. This bike is no joke, what an incredible experience it is riding it. I cannot wait to rack up some serious miles on this very soon!
We have now converted one of the rooms upstairs to a gym! With the TRX, bike and treadmill, I think it is safe to say that we are good to go with everything we need for a killer workout here at home! We are VERY excited about this new phase of our journey together.