Today I learned a valuable lesson: Don't try and do the fit test with a toddler in the room. My scores weren't as good as they should have been simply because he kept walking in front of me at the wrong time, or climbing on me, or wanting to play. I wanted to try and redo the test later today, but it wasn't in the cards. Today wasn't an easy momming day.
I would like to make a point for anyone doing this program but hasn't taken measurements. You need to!! In the last 15 days, I've only lost .4 pounds. If I were relying 100% on the scale to determine progress, I would be thoroughly disappointed and discouraged right now. Thankfully, I also take measurements and that showed an impressive amount of change.
In the last 15 days I have lost over an inch at my waist. That amazes me. I know that 90% of that progress is the result of changing my diet and drinking crazy amounts of water (96+ ounces a day). Hubby bought a new scale for me (don't get uppity, I asked for it) that also measures body fat along with about a dozen different things. I'm excited to use that to track my body fat and muscle percentage as well.
Trust the process. If you don't feel like you're seeing the results you want, make sure you're measuring too, and eat healthier foods in appropriate portions. I'm breastfeeding our 2 month old baby. That means I'm hungry all the time. How do I keep myself from snacking all the time? I drink a lot of water, which helps more than you'd think, and I keep healthy snacks around at all times. Today's after workout snack was an apple and peanut butter. Last week, I mostly snacked on peanuts. Just be aware of what you're eating and how much of it you eat. Snacking on peanuts doesn't work if you eat the entire container in one sitting. Moderation is key.
I can't wait to see what my results look like at the next fit test. I'm a third of the way through this challenge!! w00t