Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 30 - Success!!!

I can't believe I actually made my goal - - 30 consecutive days with 30 minutes of exercise per day! I did it!! My little old exercise bike is being used regularly, my abs are loving pilates (so is my back!) and my legs are getting stronger. Before I do anything else - here are the results of my challenge.

30 days ago, I weighed and measured myself:
  • Weight: 225 pounds
  • Waist: 44 inches
  • Thighs: left 29 inches & right 29 inches
Today, these are my results:
  • Weight: 219 pounds
  • Waist: 42.5 inches
  • Thighs: left 28.5 inches & right 28.5 inches
I lost 6 pounds and 2.5 inches!!! I was really nervous holding that measuring tape. I was so afraid that there wouldn't be any change and then I would have to get discouraged, but NO! I'm actually seeing results! I measured my waist 5 times because I couldn't believe I was doing it right. But I was, in fact, to get it to measure 44 inches, I had to really stick my stomach out. I'm so happy!!! Honestly, I'm amazed that such a small change is making a difference. Sometimes I felt like my 30 minutes of exercise wasn't much - especially when all I did was pilates, leg lifts and push-ups - but obviously it's working and I'm going to continue doing it. This has been a permanent life-style change for me. Woohoo!!!!

Now, I'm so excited to reward myself. That haircut is going to feel like the best one ever, simply because I had to work for it and I was successful. It feels so good.


Michelle said...

Awesome Job!!!

Kendra said...

Congrats and great job!

Miller Moments said...

Great job! Found you via the Nestwork and am your newest follower.