I’ve come a long, long way in the past few months, dropping thirty pounds and getting into the best shape of my life, but lately I’ve sort of hit a plateau. I just can’t seem to get rid of that last bit of mommy flab haunting my midsection–that last bit of flab that is going to keep me from wearing a bathing suit in public without slouching around like I’m trying to hide behind myself. It’s time to try something new to shake things up a bit more and get my progress back on track.
I am going to be kicking my lifestyle changes up to the next level through the Ultimate Transformation Challenge, a series of seminars recommended to me by my marital arts instructor (Thanks, Master G!). I don’t really know what to expect, but the few program alumni I’ve spoken with have enjoyed it and report good results.
The first seminar to kick off the challenge is tomorrow morning at 7:30. Good thing I’m a morning person! We’ll be introduced to the program, given the course materials, and set loose on Phase 1, which I think lasts three weeks. While I won’t feel comfortable sharing the full plan here (it’s not my intellectual property after all), I will be sure to share my progress, and possibly tantrums, here at least weekly.
Last night, in preparation for the program, I had the husband take a few official before photos of me wearing only a sports bra and bike shorts. Seeing photographs of myself nearly naked was humbling to say the least. I will not be sharing those here, though perhaps one day IF I end up with a great after photo to offer in contrast, and IF I get drunk enough to forget that sometimes people from my professional circle stumble upon this blog, I may do it. In the meantime, I posed for a more decent and less embarrassing before photo which gives you a general idea of where I am now without sharing so much…belly skin.
So we have a good record of what progress I make, here’s where things with my body stand now:
- weight: 142.2 pounds
- waist: 31″
- hips: 38.5″
- thigh circumference: 23″
- calf circumference: 14.5″
- outlook: pretty good, though a little nervous
I’ll check in with these again next Saturday, and we’ll see what changes.