So overall I'm at having gotten rid of 4.2 pounds and 13.25 inches since starting the challenge group on April 29th. That I can live with.
I did my first day of the Push Circuit for ChaLean Extreme today. LOVED it! I nearly cried a couple of times and I said a lot of bad words in my head. I think I yelled a couple of times too. But taking those stats and pictures that made me cry yesterday lit a fire under me and I was determined to really push myself during this Push phase of the program. So I did. My muscles were tired and felt shaky afterward but I felt amazing. Seriously. Like a total high. Better than any food is going to get me. Also, I felt incredibly strong because I was lifting weights as heavy as Chalene Johnson or her sister Jenelle Summers- fitness professionals. Maybe they don't really lift that. Maybe they do it in the video to make you feel better. If that's the case it worked. ;) I did a strength training class in college and today I was doing bicep curls at the same weight I recall doing them back then. I should find that paper I had where I recorded all that. There is a mental power to feeling physically strong... especially when you feel like people look at you and see someone who is weak. Do you do that when you see someone who is overweight? You don't know what's really in there.
Also, just an FYI- Beachbody is having a killer sale this week only. I'm thinking I might just load up on a few things. I know some people who really love TurboFire and the Energy & Endurance that are half off.
And a final note.... I remembered that summer is upon us. How could I forget right? Well, I remembered that summer is typically a very difficult time in our household. My husband's line of work means that summer is pretty stressful and that tends to spill over at home. He was better about it last year. We did, however, receive some news that means this year will be particularly stressful at work. It is a trigger for him and it is a trigger for me. Sometimes we feel like we need to celebrate come September just having survived a summer together. Sometimes I feel like moving away for just the summer. It is also when the big bam 'D-Day' occurred 3 years ago. 3 years? Really? Has it been that long? I'll have to double-check that, but, yes, I do believe so. Even still. It got me to thinking that I am glad that I know I have a support network and some plans in place that will help me get through the summer. I'm glad that I have a place to stay accountable when I am tempted by stress eating. I am glad that I honestly don't even feel those cravings as bad anymore and that I can tell there is a deeper, more lasting, change going on within me. I don't have to dread this summer. I have something to look forward to.