We only have one week to go until we leave, actually it’s 8 days but who’s counting? I am determined to get as many workouts in as I can this week and the half of next that we’ll be here. So far I’ve done three days in a row, and plan to attend class again tonight. The workouts are getting so much easier as I go. That’s not to say that they’re actually easy, just easier in comparison to that first week. That first week I felt like I would never be able to get through an entire class, not to mention barely being able to walk the next day. Now I can pretty much get through the entire thing with very few modifications. I love the idea that both Chelsea and I are getting stronger and it shows.
I won’t be weighed again until Saturday, as I refuse to watch that scale every day but I have no doubt that I will have lost at least another pound or two. That doesn’t sound like much until you think of a pound of butter, and then it’s kind of gross. On top of the amount I’m losing I have to remember that I’m also gaining a ton of muscle, which weighs more than fat. I did however take my measurements again and was able to say good-bye to another inch around my waist! That’s more than three inches total in as many weeks. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t worn in years and it feels fantastic.
|Original||Current (After 3 weeks)|
|Body Fat – ??? 42% Last Saturday||Body Fat – 40%!!!!|
|Weight – ??? – 175 Last Saturday||Weight – 171.8!!!|
|Waist – 41”||Waist – 38”|
*That’s another three pounds this week, and a gigantic 2% of my body fat GONE! I am thrilled!
Other than the workouts one of the most helpful things our trainer explained to us this week is the process of carbs, insulin, and how they relate to cravings. People generally eat three meals a day, and during those meals they tend to eat a fair amount of carbs. Carbs are responsible for increasing the amount of insulin your body produces giving you highs, and pretty big lows throughout the day. Those lows are what are responsible for your cravings. During the first couple of weeks I was working out I wasn’t watching my diet as carefully as I should have been. I thought I was doing well by staying away from takeout and high fat items, but by the end of the day my cravings were so bad I generally caved in. After the process was explained to me, I got motivated to cut back on carbs and I honestly can’t believe how much of a difference it’s made. I fill up during the day with veggies, protein, and fruit, and by night time I have absolutely no interest in gorging, usually I’m not even very hungry at all so my night time meals are miniscule. In comparison to those first couple of weeks, it really has made the world of difference. Give it a try for a day or two and you will see what I mean!!!
The nerves are really ratcheting up now that we are so close to leaving. I feel like we’ve been waiting forever, but now that it’s almost time, I feel like I have a million things to do and no time to do them in. Figures! How do you get ready for a vacation? Lists, organize to death, or fly by the seat of your pants? I’m also still looking for cruising tips for all you more experienced travellers!