So for my 10 pounds in 10 weeks I lost….*drum roll*…0 pounds. That’s right, I didn’t lose a thing. Apparently it doesn’t really matter that I’m still at my starting point because my dress came in last week and it fits fine. I could gain a couple pounds and be okay or I could lose a couple pounds and still be fine.
However, I’m still going to keep trying to lose weight. I have been eating pretty well and exercising a lot, and even though I haven’t lost any weight, I look like I may have gained a little more muscle or at least started changing how I look. The cellulite on the back of my thighs has decreased and my torso is more firm. Plus, and this is the best part, I can do push-ups without using my knees! I can only do about 13 in a row, but it’s 13 more than I could do before. Not that there is much need for push-ups in life. I will never have a boss walk in and say I can have a raise if I can do 20 push-ups, which at this moment is unfortunate.
I owe a lot of this new-found strength to my boot camp class and two workout DVDs. The first is The Biggest Loser (Vol 1) DVD. I love this DVD. It’s four 20-minute workouts, two are cardio and two are weights. All four are a challenging workout. The only problem is the biggest losers keep talking! It’s cute the first time and I could totally relate with their comments, but after a few times I just want to jump into the TV and stuff my sports bra down their throat.
The second DVD workout I have fallen in love with is actually a set–Jillian Michael’s The Biggest Winner. I haven’t done all the DVDs yet, but holy crap! When they say Jillian is TV’s toughest trainer, they ain’t kidding. I was dying by the end of the first tape and while that could easily deter me from doing it again, I wanted to do more and prove to myself that I could beat her.