My First 30 Days Up Tomorrow

ChaLEAN Extreme

ChaLEAN Extreme

My first 30 days are up tomorrow and I am anxious to see how I’ve done.  I have been working hard at staying on track with my workout and eating goals, but I am worried that my hard work will not show on the scale.  Or on the measuring tape.  I already did lose a few inches, but the pounds have been so stubborn and I haven’t lost an inch since I started.  I actually gained a pound or two!

My Mat and Handweights

My Mat and Handweights

I will also have my daughter take new pictures of me in the various poses I did for the first set of pictures.  I hate looking at them, but without proof in a picture it is really hard to see progress.  Pictures have always been difficult for me since I don’t feel comfortable with having my picture taken, but perhaps it’s because I know I don’t look my best.  My hair is a mess, my double chin is showing, or I have acne on my chin.  There’s usually something I can find fault with.

But I am so over feeling I have to be perfect in every shot.  I am who I am, take me or leave me.  What you see is what you get.  I am a work in progress and working towards a better me.  Not perfect, but better. (At least take the double chin and acne away…I can deal with a bad hair day!)

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90 Day Challenge Begins Now!

There are 90 days left in this year we call 2012.  And I need to make it count.  Hate waiting to the last minute, but I’ve always worked well under pressure.

My ankle is improving quickly and I can now “walk” on it using the boot on the injured foot and the crutches.  Still not a true definition of walking, yet I keep trying to go a little further or straighten my leg out a little bit more each day.  Having problems more with the muscles and tendons protesting being stretched after being on vacation for so long.  The actual ankle is no longer the problem.

My Total Gym

My Total Gym

I decided to finally do something about it instead of talking about it.  Actions speak louder than words, so the Total Gym has come out of retirement in the basement and now resides in my living room.  A rather empty living room since we were planning on renovating about the time of my accident, and all that space is now home to the home gym.

Assorted Handweights

Assorted Handweights

Only did a few stretches last night without the boot on.  Tried getting the right leg to flatten completely against the foot rest, but I’m not there yet.  Trying again tonight.

I have also begun the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge to help with the weight loss side.  Check out my link here for more info and I will be posting weekly updates as I progress in the Challenge.  I was thinking of doing a short video a few times per week.  Is this something anyone would watch?  Was thinking a normal person with weight to lose, no time to spare, and a life to run may somehow connect with all those other normal folks out there.  Still thinking about it since I am a bit camera-shy, yet maybe sharing with others will make it easier for me to stick to it.