Hey there everyone! I am stoked to announce that I have made it to my goal of 120 pounds! Next goal is the unrealistic 115 pounds that I was in high school. It isn’t that I don’t think I can hit 115, it is that I might start looking really emaciated if I do go lower. I know it is the only way to really thin out these thighs of mine, but I am wondering if looking like a skeleton from the waist up is worth it to have my thighs look normal.
I take after my mom’s side of the family as far as body shape is concerned and according to my mom the pear shape is just part of that genetic gift. That is fine though, it will just take more time and effort on my part to work out my trouble areas. I am a patient person, sort of.
So I am down to a good healthy goal weight and have taken another inch or so off all over, which is awesome. My metabolism seems to be working for me instead of against me. I have included lots of whole grains and high fiber breads, cereals and snacks to keep me full and have made sure that I am getting enough fat, proteins and sugars to keep myself energized and not cranky and I am drinking a ton of water. So much water that I am getting up two to three times a night to use the bathroom, which is kind of a pain.
This past four weeks have been all Brazilian Butt Lift with the added day a week either being a rest day or a running day. That would have started just before my last fit check in at week 17. Yesterday I ran two miles in 20 minutes, my fastest time since high school and then biked an additional 3+ miles in 15 minutes after that and my legs were really feeling the burn today, but I didn’t let that stop me from doing an hour of P90X Kenpo.
I am not much of a runner, but if I am going to do the next Warrior Dash with my family then I am going to have to get used to a good run along with all of my other activities. It is great to have a goal like a marathon or fun run or something more exotic like the zombie 5k obstacle course called Run For Your Lives in which several of my buddies from Cali are taking part. I don’t know if I could participate in that though, because the whole zombie thing really creeps me out!
I’ve also taken to video taping my workout sessions to check my form. I don’t tape every single session, just every once in a while to keep tabs on how I am doing. It is a good way to make sure that I am not cheating myself, by slacking off or not isolating the areas I should be focusing on. It also helps me to see if I am making good progress with the workouts. If I had a mirror that was big enough I would just watch as I worked out, but alas I do not so I use my laptops webcam to record instead. I immediately delete the files though, so don’t ask if I will post them, because that just isn’t going to happen. I have made big improvements to my form because of this and I feel like I have increased the difficulty of several of my routine workouts just by making slight changes to my form, so I am suggesting this to anyone who has a mirror or camera.
Here are my updated pics. As you can see my upper body is not the problem here as it seems to make visible improvements each week. Stupid legs! Get with the program!