I didn’t expect the results I’ve gotten.
I wanted to post about this every week but I think I started out with like no results and a ton of disappointment – for like 5 weeks. That’s not really fun to share.
I’m on week 10 of 12 and man… if you stick with it I promise you it’s worth it.
I lost no weight for the first 5 weeks and even to this day I’ve only lost 5 pounds. (that’s 50 intense workouts for a very small return.) Here’s what I’ve learned:
Weightloss is not equal to progress. I’ve heard this before. But experiencing it… The progress in the amount of miles I could run consistently without breaking out in asthmatic breathing was amazing. My clothes fit so well now. You have to experience it for yourself but trust me, what the scale says is so deceptive. And all this before I lost one pound.
Muscle gain is not overrated. Especially after two pregnancies (and not working out during them) you feel pretty weak. Not just in your core but like everywhere. With muscle gain I’ve noticed my legs don’t change size, they just don’t jiggle. I’m serious, I didn’t know it was possible to have solid anything. I think what happens is you become impressed not with your body but with the relationship your mind and body have together. With pregnancy it kind of happens with no effort. Bam. Nine months later your body just did it. Like you’re giving birth whether you like it or not. 😛 With fitness your willpower is engaged the whole time and you actually are proud of both your mental capacity and physical capacity.
If they can do it you can. It’s not “talent” or “genetics” it’s just you doing what the athletes do. They can do what they do because of their willpower, habits, and training. They’re not special – they just made a decision. Besides, I started this 4 months postpardum, with exercise enduced asthma, 40lbs overweight, and with a max distance postpardum of 1 mile (17 minute mile too). Like I promise you, I looked like an old lady power walking. Literally anyone with any amount of physical fitness can do this. Proof: