It's the halfway point!! I was reminded today that I really need to take my own advice more often. Never trust/rely on the scale.
Yes, I only lost .6 lbs this round, but that's better than gaining like I did last time. The scale is going in the right direction again. And yes, my fit test scores aren't phenomenal, but this week's lower body routine killed me, and my chest is still sore from Monday, so I'm in acceptance mode with my scores. I'll push it harder next time. I didn't post the scores here, but I kicked my ab score's ass (do scores have an ass?) and I'm feeling really good about that. Hell, I did a full 50 seconds of tabletop crunches, without a single pause, and doubled my score from Monday. #winning
Hubby and I had a nice conversation during his lunch break and I think I need to worry a lot less about my weight and focus more on losing inches at my waist (my most frustrating section) and lowering my body fat percentage.
I would still love to be in the 130s by my birthday at the end of July, but I think I would rather focus on getting my waist down to maybe 36 inches (that would be a loss of another 5 inches, but I honestly have no idea if that is realistic) and 28% body fat (currently sitting at 30.4%). The problem with changing my focus to these things is that I have no idea what is a reasonable goal. I'm just flying blind here. I tried researching how to calculate ideal body fat percentage, but all I could find was how to calculate my current BF% (which turns out to be much higher than the number our fancy scale gave me) or a range of 21-33%. Neither of those helped me much, so I am just picking a couple of numbers for now. Vague goals, if you will, just to give myself something to picture.
Hands down, the absolute best thing about today is the inch I lost at my waist in the last 15 days. Y'all, that shit made everything else negligible.
I would like to point out that these new goals aren't intended to be achieved at the end of this challenge, since we only have 45 days left. These are goals to be achieved over the next 4 months.