It's been exactly one month since I started my 21 Day Challenge. I feel like I've created some good habits. Last night Family Home Evening ran long so I wasn't able to go to the Rec Center. I thought I was OK with that, but by 9:30 I was just itching to get some exercise! I settled for some planks, push-ups, sit-ups, etc at home and finally felt so much better. I'm aware, however, that if I were to miss even a few day in a row, I would have a hard time getting back into it. As I said in a previous post, I love exercise . . . when I'm already in shape! Now that I'm getting to that point again when it feels so good and invigorating I do NOT want to go back!
I really don't crave sweet things like I used to. I also seem to be better at "thinking" about my choices before eating whatever is placed before me. If I'm going to have something sweet or indulgent, it's got to be the best. I really don't want all the crappy gas station type desserts anymore. Cheesecake Factory, anyone?
I think my stomach has shrunk. Is that possible? However it works, the thought of eating as much as I used to only a month ago makes me queasy. I also enjoy my food more now and, like desserts, don't want to waste what little space I have to fill on no-taste or no-substance foods.
So here are the numbers: Starting at June 1st I weighed 148.8 pounds and had 35% body fat. As of this morning I am 136 pounds with 32% body fat! I wish I had measured my waist so I could see in numbers how much it's changed. I can only say that I will be spending part of today buying new clothes!