There haven’t been a lot of times in my life where I’ve been truly proud of myself, but right now is definitely one of them!
I’ve mentioned how my progress has been slow, and it definitely has been. But I do weekly measurements (including body fat percentage) as well as weigh myself regularly and I consider all of those numbers when I determine my “progress.”
My most recent measurements tell me I’m killing’ it 😜
Since I started my weight loss journey in October (which I lost quite a bit of progress over the holidays so we might want to pick back up in January) I’ve lost a total of 14 inches across my entire body, most of that coming from my hips, waist and abs.
I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds, and have 20 more to go to get to my “goal weight” (however at this point I don’t really have a goal weight, I am more interested in building muscle than simply dropping pounds and I know that a muscular 130 looks different than a lean 125. So I will continue not getting caught up over the number on the scale!)
I’ve lost about 3% body fat and I’m hoping this will be the biggest area I see progress in over the next two months.
Non-scale Victory of the Week!
I was able to comfortably fit into a size XS sweater from VS Pink, which I was really excited about. I was wearing a large and even a size large was getting uncomfortable in September 2015.
Am I where I want to be? No. Do I have a long way to go? Indeed. But I do feel like my metabolism is starting to react better since I haven’t been drinking. Half way through my 30 day no drinking goal!
The moral of all this?
You don’t have to be perfect, or have the perfect progress story. Or be the fittest person to be proud of your accomplishments. I’ve worked really hard, and I’ve literally had constant DOMS (sore muscles) for the last 4 months. No one can take that away, even if they wear a smaller jean size than me or can run faster than me!
Go on wit’ your bad self 😘✌🏼