Weight: July 1st 247
Weight: August 1st 241
Miles Walked: 117
Lbs Lost: 6
July was a very emotionally draining month for me. A wedding and 3 funerals all within weeks of each other was rough. On the plus side, I didn't use food to cope with my emotions, Win!! Whenever I felt a bit Angst or stressed I went for a walk. I let mother nature & endorphins, calm me down while speed walking up some steep hills!! It worked~
-Loss of 6 lbs! Happy with this because I've been losing and gaining the same 5 lbs for several months now. I constantly have to remind myself that this Lifestyle Change has never been abt the scale. Its abt Healthy Lifestyle habits that need to be honed and practiced on the DAILY!!
- I'm Giving Myself a Time Out, I'm spending more outdoor time with my family. Disconnecting from my phone/lap top has been a nice change. I've stopped watching TV daily abt a year ago. I've been giving myself 45-60mins daily to catch up on Spark, Podcasts, blogs, etc... It's getting easier! I have a Soaker Tub outside that I fill with COLD WATER, and dunk in that each morning/ after I work out! Its helped soo much with my knee/ joint pain!! I love it. Also aides in burning "Brown Fat" Adipose Tissue from what I've read, so 2 for 1 benefit!!! Yaa-- lol
Staying true to what MY Balance is. For too long I've let the scale dictate the success of my Lifestyle change. It sounds so dated, this way of thinking but its hard wired in me, forcing myself to think otherwise takes some practice. I have My Calendar, Vision Board, Scale, and Mirror all in my dressing room. Every Day I get dressed and I see that VB and Calendar. Each Day I write 2 things that I'm happy abt in regards to my weight loss. "It Fits!! purple tank top from @PelesJewel", "Walked 5 miles today, ran 3." When I get on the scale once a week and its not moving, seeing all those victories that I've recorded keeps my spirits up! It sounds simple, but Little Things Matter, those little victories is what keeps that fire burning within me. Note above my scale reads: Its not abt the scale- "Its the Cortisol/ Insulin Resistance, Dummy!" LOL *Shout Out to Dr.Jason Fung Fans!!
-Change is happening. Pushing out of my comfort zones is a struggle most days but I'm trying. If I wasn't I'd be back up 20+ pounds or more because the scale isn't moving fast enough. I would of given up and settled in with the notion that I'm Polynesian, and were just hard wired to be BIG... Then I see fit pictures of "The Rock" and Spark Sister, @Pelesjewel and get inspired by those Fit Poly's and I'm on board again!! .. #IslandCrossFit
Lets have an amazing August spark friends!!!