I decided to write a quick post on some big physical changes I’m seeing. As I’ve mentioned, I haven’t lost many pounds on the scale since Phase 1 (hovering between a 9-11 lb total weight loss, 8 of which were during Phase 1). However, recently I’ve seen some big changes physically:
- People keep commenting about how “skinny” I am. Haven’t been called that in a while!
- I see pictures of myself and can’t believe how I’ve changed.
- I tried on an old pair of work slacks this morning . Ok so the back story on this one. These pants are a size 6 and were my “skinny” pants when I used to work at a company that required business casual (now I wear jeans). On a good day, these pants fit me perfectly. On a bad day, they were slightly too tight. After I got back from my 4 month backpacking trip in Southeast Asia at the end of 2009, these pants literally did zip. Today I put them on and they looked like clown pants! Now that’s results!
- I am down a bra size. I got fitted for sports bras on Saturday I have gone down an entire band size.
As I watch the scale bounce back and forth between 11 and 9 lbs lost, sometimes I get discouraged because I tend to gauage my results on the scale. I especially get down on myself after a weekend that included one or more cheat meals or snacks. Although I’ve always told meyself that I need to look to my measurements and my increased strength as indicators of my body changes, today it really hit me that I need to stop focusing on the scale and start focusing on what really matters – how I look and feel!
There are only two weeks left until I’m a P90X graduate and I can’t wait to re-take the fit test and really see how much stronger I am! Until then, I’ll keep bringing it!
I’ve been following your blog and this my first time commenting. Keep up the good work! I’m also doing P90x (will start phase 3 next week) and I’m loving the results. I’m also a runner, but I’m not training for anything specific right now (just doing speed work and a 6-10 mile run in addition to the strength workouts). No point to this comment, except to say: “you go, girl!”
Thanks!!! It means a lot to get feedback. Sounds like things are going great for you with P90X as well – keep it up!
Congratulations to your results! Don’t get hung up on the scale numbers. Fluctuations are normal and you also have to realize that you build muscles (which weigh more than fat). I would recommend you not to hop on the scale every day or at least don’t give it too much weight (ha!). Just like when investing in stocks, you are looking for the long-term results, not the daily variations.