Monday, March 16, 2009
It's been a couple of weeks since I posted my rant about being a whale. I thought I'd post an update. While I can't rightfully refer to it as Operation G. I. Jane, because I am still struggling to work out hard core, the weight loss aspect is going really well. I'm staying on track with the walk/running , but the push ups, crunches, and other toning and muscle building moves are still severely lacking. I find myself frustrated most days that it's not falling off even quicker, but that's because I tend to set unrealistic goals for myself. However, since the last post, I'm down at least 15 lbs! Not too shabby when I realize that it's only been two and a half weeks. 11 of those lbs have been in the month of March, so I think I am well on my way to meeting my goal of 20 lbs in March. I might have to step it up a bit the next two weeks though, because I'm sure the next 10 will be a little harder (ya know how it goes... the fatter you are, the easier it is to lose). If only I could force myself to wake up an hour earlier to work out in the mornings too! Unfortunately, that's not likely to happen. However, I did read over the weekend that women who went from sleeping 4-6 hours a night to sleeping at least 7.5 hours each night will usually lose weight even without trying or changing their eating and exercise habits. It has something to do with a chemical that your body releases during deep sleep. I might have to try some early bird shut-eye to see if it helps! It certainly can't hurt and I do love to sleep. Win-win? I think so.