As promised, I am posting my transformation pictures. It is very difficult for me to even look at the before pictures, much less post them. I realize my body could be in worse shape, but for me, I don't like what I see in the mirror, so it was bad enough for me to say "This is it! It's time to focus on me!" I could tell I was making improvements, but seeing the photos side by side really helped motivate me to continue. I will continue to post weekly pictures with the previous week's pictures below to compare with.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
My body progress
I decided about 2 1/2 months ago that I need to start taking better care of myself. I trained for my first duathlon and set a finish time goal. I came within a minute of my goal, so I was proud of myself. After that, I tried to focus on my endurance for running since that was my weak point of my race. During this time, I decided it wasn't enough for me to just be doing endurance training. I really wasn't seeing the changes in my body that I wanted. I really needed to be doing a program that included weight training. After doing my research as to what might work best for me, I came across Jamie Eason's LiveFit 12 week program. Unfortunately, I didn't really follow the meal plan during the first week, which I saw as unfair for the outcome of the program (see previous post). So I purchased the foods I needed and began to follow the program correctly last week.