Change takes time. You didn't put the weight on overnight, it is going to take time for it to come off. A pound less is still equal to a pound lost. We are constantly faced with people sharing these words with us. They are trying to comfort us, help us to see the silver lining, urge us to keep going and stay on track. I am not going to deny that all of the aforementioned statements are truthful. I am, however, going to say that I do not care for them.
When one wants something so badly and is doing everything possible to work towards achieving their goal, it can be discouraging to not see much progress. Over the past month, my progress has slowed. Nutrition and training have been consistent. The intensity of the workouts is increasing to meet the heightened endurance of everyone. I continue to increase in lifts and am feeling and seeing positive change in my body composition as a result, but the numbers are practically stagnant.
After putting my additional cardio workouts on hold about a month ago, it is now time to resume them. This week I will be incorporating them back into my routine on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Performing HIIT workouts in a fasted state have provided me with great results in fat loss. I will be using the C2 Rower, ropes and weighted jump rope - in addition to body-weight exercises in the intervals.
Progress is still progress. Increased cardiovascular endurance and strength gain is my proof of progress over the past month. With each week of training that passes, I am another step closer to my goal. I will reach my goal, but it just comes down to the time it takes to get there. This is not a setback. This is not an obstacle. This is something I have the power to change. I have hit plateaus in the past and it is simply time to bust through this one and never look back.
Warrior Dash | Saturday 11.10.2012
This November, my friends and I will show the world what warriors we are! We are participating in the Warrior Dash, a 5K obstacle course, consisting of mud, tires, ropes, cargo nets and fire - all of my favorite things, really. I am ecstatic to be participating in this event and know it will be the first of many races and events that I participate in.
This is a huge moment but I am unable to do it alone. I need your help! I will be raising money for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. Cancer and other disease have or will affect everyone's life at some point. Perhaps it was yourself, a loved one, friend, neighbor, or just someone you know. Your gift will help the doctors and researchers at St. Jude find new treatments for cancer and other deadly diseases. Let's kick cancer's butt!