Tuesday, September 11, 2007

End of Week 8

I guess I'm at one of those, plateaus. You know, where your numbers seem to kinda hover over a 10 day period. Where you're basically doing everything right, but progress is coming slower.

In reality, I have nothing to complain about. I got yet another positive comment from someone whom I have not seen for a few months (my realtor). I know I've shown some real results. In fact today is the first day of week 9, and in the past 8 weeks I've dropped 21 pounds. That's just over 2.6 pounds a week. I'm happy with that. I'd like to pat myself on the back but the way I see it I have maybe another 50 pounds to go before I go into "maintain mode" so I'm trying not to get too excited.

Do you celebrate when you're 20 minutes into a 30 minute cardio routine? No, you suck it up, try not to pay attention too closely to the time and you move ahead.

That's what I'm trying to do now. Maintain this lifestyle, but also step it up a bit at the same time. I mean, I could keep doing what I'm doing and I supposed in 5 or 6 months I'll have met my goal. But that sounds too easy. And if its too easy to get to my goal, I think it might be too easy to go back into bad habits. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else, but I need to keep working hard exponentially. Eventually the hard things get easy so you have to switch it up to make it equally as hard. So that's what I'm going to do.



Ok, time to get some work done...


billy said...

You should feel good about your success, but only good enough to keep fueling you toward continued improvement. The key is to never rest on your laurels, even when you do hit "maintain" mode...

Ripx180 said...

2.5+ lbs a week is freaking awesome. give yourself a big pat on the back (not meaning a pile of food) :). Your doing great, pretty amazing really.

David said...

You lost nearly 10 lbs in 10 days and you feel like you are on a plateau ?

But i definitely like your example of celebrating right in the middle of things. Makes me reflect on my own efforts and re-focus !


Brian said...

no, i didnt. I lost 1.5 pounds in 10 days. That was an issue with the scale being wrong that I asked Rob to fix for the challenge. I also blogged a bit about it yesterday.

Rob Tucker said...

Do you celebrate when you're 20 minutes into a 30 minute cardio routine?

Keep in mind that this is where it starts to get harder. I went through this exact same stage a while back, and I'm glad to see you marching right on.

The key is to keep that intensity, and find ways to fuel it. Nice work so far!