Why, hello! The week is underway! (Note to self: post on Mondays. Doh!)
It is a very bright and sunny 6:30 in the morning here at Big Slice headquarters, and I'm feeling great. This is rather remarkable, because I pulled out my scale for the first time in about a month and hopped on it yesterday. More on that in a minute.
My most recent 10-day challenge - daily stepped up exercise plus journaling was a 50% success. Me and journaling, we just don't get along. Me and the stepped up daily exercise, however - whoooo! I'm absolutely loving how my body responds to the daily exercise, and I've found myself contemplating how to build up the intensity and push myself more.
Me! Pushing myself! More?
"Who are you, and what have you done with
Hermione Granger Jenny Lauck?"
With BlogHer a mere 10 days away, I've been noticing a lot of posts around the internet of women who are trying to lose a few pounds (or, you know, 30) before BlogHer. I suspect there are a lot of crash diets, frantic exercise, and probably the purchase of a bunch of Spanx. That was me last year. Blown diet, an 11th hour attempt to sweat off a few pounds, and the futile attempt to encase myself in spandex, resulting in a sausage-like appearance.
This year, I'm proud of the progress I've made. I went shopping this weekend, and picked up a couple of new dresses and tops, and discovered that I've lost a dress size since I scored the dress I wore to my friend's wedding. It's a small victory, but a visible one.
Which is why when I stepped on the scale yesterday and saw 172 blinking at me, I couldn't care less. It is muscle, baby. ALL MUSCLE. My waist is trimmer, my arms are thinner, my legs more shapely.
How did you guys do? Did you stick with the challenge?