One Month PRogress
This week marked one month of the 90-day challenge. I am feeling pretty positive about my progress to date. So far I am only down 3 pounds with the scale. I am seeing many more non-scale wins which help with the scale stress of my weekly weigh-ins. I have lost an inch around my waist, as well as ¾” in each thigh. My abs are also starting to make an appearance.
These three areas are my largest focus areas for the challenge so it is a big celebration for me. I started off rough with the meal prepping because for some reason I decided I hated vegetables for the first week. Getting a little more creative and trying out new things helped get me on track. My new focus is to limit my carbs to more vegetable based, particularly in my snacks. Normally I drop energy when I do this but so far I am feeling awesome with this change and the scale has moved a little more with the change.
My sister’s fitness journey has continued to motivate me to make more visits to the gym outside of training. I have been consistently making it to the gym every non-work day. This is a big improvement over previous challenges for me. I have also been focused on training for Climb MS NYC, which happens in a week. That stair climber sure provides a great cardio and leg workout. However, my schedule has gotten a little crazier recently so that has been affecting my consistency on the mat.
Balancing all of life’s duties and getting enough rest has always been a little bit of a challenge. It becomes even tougher when I’m on point with meal prep and trying to get in some extra during times like 90-day challenge, or training for a tournament. As tournament season is coming up I really need to focus on getting myself more scheduled and focused to be able to be successful in all avenues of my life.
I have 60 days left of the Tiger Schulmann’s 90-day challenge with the determination to make this my best year yet. A finalist spot would be an added bonus to getting to my best physical conditioning to date. During the next 60 days, I will continue my focus on the additional workouts to compliment my training. Not only for my physique but also for conditioning to help me get stronger for June.
I am feeling great and realizing that 50-degree weather makes me feel my best. So winter weather can stick around a little bit longer I won’t be rushing into summer this year like I normally do. Learning how to balance what the mind wants and what the body wants are all part of this new lifestyle.
P.S. I hope to be able to do a full unassisted pull up by the of April.