It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since I tightened up my nutrition and set new goals for myself. While body fat isn’t really one of those goals, I decided it would be good to see where I am.
I should have done this at the start, but whatever.
Zach found the form with my body measurements from 2 years ago. What an amazing change over the past 2 years! I have shrunk!
It was fascinating to see how I have dropped so many inches all over. Literally, EVERYWHERE is smaller.
And no surprise — body fat is down, too. I’m now at just over 20% body fat, which is down a couple of percentage points from when I did the I AM Challenge this year.
My favorite thing that Zach said was that I was looking “veiny.” That made me laugh. No really — he gave me credit for working hard, said I was looking good, and told me to keep doing what I’m doing.
I expressed my frustration at what I perceive is a lack of strength and gains, and in his own way he reassured me that things will change. He told me to just lift heavy stuff – just focus on that (which is what I’ve been trying to do). And then, he told me when I come down to the other gym and start doing the Oly class I’ll get strong — I won’t be able to help it, because that’s what they do.
I think I’m figuring out what I want and what I need to do to get there. Part of that has been setting priorities.
One of those priorities is sleep. Sleep has been haywire (“Cindy, that’s bad girl,” Beth has said when she looks at my log). But last night, I specifically went to bed early and got nearly 8 hours. I’ve got to do that more often than not, but it’s a start.