Down another 2 pounds this week! I was hoping for a bit more, but I realize I am hitting that 225 pound wall that I have been fearing since the beginning. That being said, I am feeling very good about chipping my way through it this week. I don't think I will be destroying it in one big shot, heck, that's not a healthy way to loose weight anyhow. I do have confidence that with just about 2 weeks to go I will be getting very close to that goal of 220!
While 2 pounds doesn't seem like much, the inches gone paints the real picture. I'm down another 3.5" this week, for a total of 7 3/4" over the duration of the program! I'm feeling great, still tons of energy, no hunger pains, and I'm feeling great all around. Let me break the week down again, from our last post:
Lake Powell, where we enjoyed a great weekend of fishing for striped bass! I was a little hesitant to keep with it down there, as I thought I would need a lot more fuel in the tank for 3 days of daylight till dark fishing. Well, I stuck to the program fairly well, just a little extra morning and afternoon snack, other than that I held to it well. The one downfall was breaking coach Paulsen's rule of not eating after 7 PM, which was tough by the time we got back to camp to eat dinner each night after filleting between 40-60 fish each day! It was a great trip, and I'm glad I had the complete 28 day challenge kit with me to fuel the experience!
Monday: I hit the gym for another chest and arms workout in the early morning. I usually struggle with motivation a bit when I work out in the early hours, but with some "Hydrate and Recover" to power me I actually increased my weights 10 pounds from last week and pushed through a great workout!
|Awesome sunset during the run!|
Wednesday: Of course was basketball night again; another solid 2 hours of full court ball. It was a rough start on the aching knees and shins from yesterday's run, but after a bit I was able to kick it into high gear.
Thursday: Another workout at the gym, this time focused on abs and core. This is the day I weighed myself in at 225.2.
Friday: We hit the hills for anther day of shed hunting. A few trips up and down one nasty peak, one of our favorite spots and man, the legs were like Jello! Top this off with a few episodes of pulling my wife's ATV out of snow drifts and I think it was a great day of burning lots of calories.
Saturday and Sunday: With the Easter weekend I toned things down a bit, just a lot of good time in the outdoors with family! It's hard to control yourself on a diet when everyone is together for a good dutch oven/BBQ, but I feel like I restrained myself fairly well!
|Great running partner!|
With each passing week I can honestly say that my approval of Wilderness Athlete continues to grow. I have had a few of you ask if I have to say that due to advertising and partnership with WA. Well, the answer is no, I don't have to say that. In fact, I would never brag a product up just because I have a deal with a business. Our reviews here have always been 100% that, a review, not a supportive statement as a part of a deal. If you are serious about shedding some pounds in a healthy way you have got to give Wilderness Athlete a shot. You will love the results, and how you feel.
I hope that if you have any questions about the products or programs that you will leave a comment, an email, or hit me up on Facebook. I will do my best to answer those questions, or get you pointed in the direction to get the answers. This 28 day program is just a sample of the many nutritional products available from Wilderness Athlete, check out their page for more great items! I can't wait for my next order, as I check out some new flavors as I continue down this awesome journey.