Three months ago, I decided to take a huge leap of faith in myself and trust that I can manage my intake without Weight Watchers. As I have mentioned in my couple blogs I am now following flexible dieting, I will always appreciate where WW got me but it was time for me to move on. I proved I can manage my eating without the Weight Watchers program, the first couple months were good, with minimal weight loss results but my training started to improve which I think was a direct result in taking in a proper amount of food while being as active as I am. What I lacked was the knowledge of how to manage or customize my daily intake based on my output and a general lack of knowledge on how to lift weights properly and safely. As I mentioned in my last blog, that is why on April 1 I had decided to go with the coaching option through Macros Inc, my coach Corey has been a fitness coach for many years and has also lost tons of weight himself so it’s nice to have a coach that can relate to what I have accomplished.
The amount of information I am getting from their Facebook page is mind blowing, it’s been an interest of mine for a long time so it’s cool to have so much information available to me everyday. I am currently sitting at 184lbs, which is still 10lbs from my lowest weight after losing the original 205lbs, but the crazy thing is, I am smaller now than I was then. Since my coaching with Corey started, I have lost 7lbs in the first month and a crazy amount of cms off all parts of my body. As part of the coaching, Corey has provided me with a weight lifting program, I can’t believe how much a proper weight lifting program is changing my body composition. I am learning tons about how to safely lift weights and so grateful that I have him to answer all my silly rookie questions. And… I freaking LOVE lifting weights now. The accountability of having that check in on Saturday mornings has been super helpful with keeping me committed to tracking everything. This past week was a reminder that you really do have to eat all my food, although I saw more come off in my measurements, my weight loss was only 1.5lbs which is still good but it had slowed but when he looked at my overall average intake over the week I hadn’t eaten enough on previous Saturday, which is my long run and when I have the highest caloric intake which I didn’t end up using last week. So, it’s a good reminder that the key to this is fueling my body because I am a very active girl. 🙂
I am starting to see baby muscles in my arms, back and abs. My legs, well I know they are there as it’s probably the strongest part of my body but my excess skin from my weight loss makes them a bit less “pretty” but it’s a small price to pay and a reminder of my old life and how far I have come; and who knows, maybe as I lose the rest of my body fat, my muscles will start to show better there too. The fatty skin on my arms is slowly becoming less obvious too so I am hopeful by the time I am done with losing I will be happy with my body fully and completely.
I know my family and friends are going to see my face soon and say I look “gaunt” I have heard it before but to all those that worry that I will lose too much weight, not to worry, I eat TONS of food, but it’s the right food and although my face is sliming down I am building muscle at the same time. I still have work to do and this just may be the face you will need to get used too. 🙂 Last week was the first week in probably almost a year that I have been able to swim because of the going shoulder saga from 2015 Tough Mudder, it felt so good to be back. Last week I also did a back to back yoga session, Moksha Flow and then Yin, it’s probably been 6 months since I was able to Flow. I ride my bike to work every other day again and getting ready to run my second half marathon in 2017, whoop!
I feel like I am Robynne2.0, I feel amazing, I feel like I am building on the person I became a year and half ago but even healthier and stronger. For me, mentally that first year after hitting goal was a bit of a mind fuck but I am happy to say I have figured out who I am and never felt better and more confident in who I am. Best feeling ever!