Well, it has been a month since I posted - mainly because I have been either out of town, preparing to leave town, or unpacking after having returned. I had the opportunity to present a paper in the UK at the beginning of July, then traveled to Idaho for a wonderful visit with family, and am on my way to Oregon later this week for more time with family and friends. So, I have sadly neglected my blog!
It was a good month for me in terms of my weight loss. I started working with a personal trainer, and saw her a couple times a week for weight training, and also did 3-4 cardio workouts every week - usually an hour of water aerobics or walking. I started with a 4K walk and have increased to 5K. My weight loss for the month was a respectable 8 pounds, and I was pleased to lose 1 1/2 inches from my waist, as well as smaller amounts elsewhere. I also was thrilled to find that I am now able to wear misses size 16 pants and tops - no more plus sizes!
The workouts are really changing my body shape - not just the weight lost, but I can see myself becoming a bit leaner and there is some reduction in the wobbly bits at my belly, back and upper arms. I am definitely feeling stronger! So, I remain motivated to continue with the workouts and will buy more personal training sessions too - as I work so much harder with the trainer than I would if left to my own devices!
Anyway - I have now lost a total of 70 pounds and am trying to decide how to reward myself once I have lost 75 pounds. I would say clothing - but really, I'll be needing that anyway. Maybe a spa day?