I'm not feeling it. I'm tired. I feel too old. My hormones and bones are acting up. My sciatic nerve is pinched most of the time. I have a million homework assignments due every week. It's winter. It's cold. It's still going to snow this year. The list goes on.
Rolling over and staying on the couch won't make me feel any better. I know what it's like to manage the pain, and find ways to do what I can do, everything is modified.
So what? It's a new season. I refuse to let myself rot.
Did I feel like taking these dang pictures today? No. Do I ever feel like taking them? No no no.
This is only 60 days, it takes 90 days or longer to really make things happen.
But some people who have more weight to lose have made tremendous progress with that.
It slows down when you get close to your goal, or are maintaining like I am.
Heck, it's a miracle I can maintain if you knew all the health issues I'm having right now, but I'm actually losing just a slight bit of body fat, and the fact that I can keep muscle is totally a miracle right now. Working out is hard for me because my body is broken. But like I said, I'm going to keep doing what I'm capable of doing.
The time is NOW.
You see those days are going to keep ticking by. Soon it will be spring, then summer, then fall, then winter and an end to this year. Will you still be in the same place? Or will you get up and do something about it.
Those who are really winning the game with me are taking their assessments seriously. Every week they weigh in, take at least their waist and hip measurements, and fill out the assessment in the app, where it prompts you to take your pictures, then you send in the assessment and it HELPS me HELP YOU.
The assessment puts all your stuff right in front of me so I can look it over and we can chat about it.
So many people got their groove just recently. Because it takes time to get in the groove.
I know, you feel like you are the only one who fails, or who goes slow, or whatever, but the truth is we all feel that way.
I'm feeling particularly inadequate right now, but that doesn't matter. I'll keep going. I have a few of you counting on me and my committment to you will always be important to me.
There will certainly be a new sprint challenge in the next few weeks. Everything we do right now counts! Let's keep going.
I'm super happy that I have pretty good team of people who are going to take pictures with me next week, and the week after, and the week after. We know this is a lifestyle and these first 60 days just got us in the groove.
Who's going to keep going with me? We'll just keep rolling into the next sprint challenge and into the rest of the year.
If you think it's easy for me to maintain, you are mistaken. I'm 60. My body is failing. I hurt every single day. I can run if it's an emergency, but I can never run again as a part of my training. I can never do squats again. I can never do many things ever again. When I found out last year I thought, fine! I'll kick some butt with upper body, but my arthritis got so bad there is a bone spur and my shoulder hurts all the time. You can hear a tearing sound every time I put a sweater or jacket on. I might get it fixed, but I'm just starting on that journey and it takes time.
In the meantime, I can workout, but it's modified and I can only do a few things. I don't have as much range of motion on upper body movements. I really have to push through all my workouts, because the pain sometimes makes me tired. But I can still do it.
It wears on me, thinking about what I can't do anymore. Saying good-bye to Randy when he goes for his runs and I can no longer go. But I push those negative thoughts aside and I think about the things I can do. I can still go for bike rides with Randy or friends or by myself.
I'll keep going in the App. Walking the talk with everyone else who is there with me. I won't give up on you, and I won't give up on me.
If anyone wants to join me, it's the My TransPhormation App. I have a link which should assign me as your coach automatically. If not, message me and you can drop the default advisor and add me. I will help you.
We are in this together!
Who's coming along?