This morning marked the final weigh in for round 2. When i got on the scales I was at first disappointed to see I’ve only lost 200g for the week. However, I was sick for 3 days and unable to train, my food choices when sick were less than ideal so really 200g for the week is GOOD. Then I looked at the big picture. Over the last 12 weeks I have lost 10.4kg or 12% of my body weight. I’m happy with that. I’ve also lost 8cm off my chest (went for bra fitting yesterday and those cm have come mainly off the back fat rather than the cup size so I’m happy!), 8cm off my waist, 5cm off my hips and 3cm off my thighs. I’m really happy with that. It’s not as much as other people but I’m not other people. I am me. I am also now a size 14 and am absolutely THRILLED with that. No more plus size shops! I can now shop in regular stores!!! I have signed up for round 3 as I’m still about 16kg away from my goal weight. I’m ok with that too. I know it is doable. I’m planning on being a size 10-12 by the end of the year.
I’ve booked myself in for another dexa scan next week and am hoping that the 22.4kgs I’ve lost since i started this journey (22.8%) is mainly fat. I’ll be able to compare it to my previous results from here: https://searchtofindrealpj.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/a-different-kind-of-before-photo/ What I do know for sure is that I won’t come out of that scan in tears like I did that time. 🙂
I haven’t done my fitness test yet but I know my fitness has improved dramatically over the last 12 weeks. At the beginning of the round I could barely run 1km without stopping. Now I run 7km at least once a week and 3-5km regularly. Whats more I actually enjoy running and I finally know what this “runner’s high” is that people go on about! I haven’t really worked on my strength as much this round but I’m sure there have been improvements in that area too. I’ll know for sure after I do my fitness test on the weekend.
So overall I’m feeling pretty positive about the last 12 weeks. I’m giving myself this weekend off calorie counting (you only turn 40 once right?) but I will still be exercising and I plan on getting straight back into it on Monday. Round 3 of the 12WBT kicks off on August 12 and I’m looking forward to more success!