I’m in the
middle of week five of The Gunnar Peterson Challenge, and with only three more
weeks left, I am extremely happy about The Gunnar Challenge in general – the website,
the support, the workouts, meal plans and Gunnar* himself!
I have lost a
total of 4.8 pounds (7.8 pounds since the beginning of #PSMAD), and 12 inches
across my entire body (chest, arms, waists and thighs) I was actually FLOORED
that I lost that many inches in just four weeks, was it possible I asked myself?
I re-measured, checked my initial measurements, and yep, it sure is possible!
When I went
through this a few years back, I thought I had this nailed, but obviously I didn’t,
I gained some weight back; with this
challenge I am learning once again the power of good nutrition, the importance
to love yourself, treat yourself with
kindness and I so needed that. I’m not
going to sit here and tell you I’m never going to have a chip or McDonald’s
again cause that would be a lie, but I will tell you that I believe I can honestly
live in moderation and not just tell myself that when I feel guilty because I had those chips
or fries, but seriously get that balance that I have been striving for.
Aside from the
obvious results, what I am most happy about is my determination, that I’m
learning to love myself for the person I am, and who I am becoming; I’m happy that
I am following-through and making it happen! I've been in this "spot" before, I know what it feels like, I know how it's "clicking", I know I am "getting it" as I am conscious about having my vegetables,
about not eating processed food that understanding my emotions behind the chips
I’m downing when I’m not even hungry. This time around, I do feel stronger, my weekends are getting better - I get back on-track faster and I do feel focused - not just about losing weight I feel focused about my continued growth
– as person, as a runner, as a wife and a mom.
As the challenge
comes to an end, I might not lose the last 14 pounds over the next three weeks
and that’s alright, I can’t be upset, no, I won’t be upset because I am truly
gaining so much more and not in my ass and stomach, I’m gaining love, self-respect,
balance and these will positively impact every aspect of my life. How can I
possibly be upset about that?
*Gunnar records the "Daily Vitamin" videos that I watch daily, and they are informative, deep and hilarious!!
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