I have been consistently committed to my daily lifestyle change for health and wellness for four months now. Yesterday I decided to weigh myself, which is something I do not engage in frequently. I have been noticing several changes recently in the way my clothes fit such as tightening my belt about 4 notches tighter (close to 2″) and the way my scrubs and jacket hang on me at work. I wasn’t expecting big results. After returning home March 31 from our trip to the Dominican Republic where I even worked out in our room in the mornings and kept up my nutrition, I only gained 3 lbs but easily got back on track upon returning (no access to All-Inclusive tropical drinks will do that!!). I decided to do a more relaxed program, Country Heat, and focus a little bit on cardio. This program is much different than the MMA-focused Core de Force or the pilates-yoga inspired 60-day PiYo, which I absolutely LOVE!! Country Heat is pretty much like simple line dancing, but the slower pace allows you to actually concentrate on contracting and holding your muscles while you dance. I do not feel a significant change in my appearance, only the change in how my clothes are fitting, as previously mentioned.
Needless to say, I have lost ten pounds over these last 3 1/2 weeks! I am thrilled! My coach always says, “Get off that scale! Trust the process and trust the program! It works!” and I can truly say it does! I have not lost a total of twenty pounds since the start of this journey in January. If I can lost another twenty over the next eight months I will be elated, however, my goal is to continue trusting the process and program and making sustainable lifestyle changes each day to continue a healthy lifestyle.