Today is the start of my second month on my “Fit to the Next Level” journey. I have seen improvements in muscle strength, overall strength, and weight loss.
Monday is my weekly weigh-in day and my weight is 122.8. While I have not seen 122 pounds in a long time and it feels so good I also question the progress I have made in one month. Personally, I didn’t think the scale was enough progress for me after one month of working hard and disciplined eating and hardly any wine.
I texted my fitness coach/trainer Megan and shared with her my feeling that I may not be making enough progress in terms of the number on the scale. She suggested that we “raise the bar” further by doing 15 minutes of cardio before our workout and 15 minutes of cardio after our workout, turn up the dial on the workout by incorporating more HIIT (high intensity interval training), and no carbs after 3pm.
In sharing this with John, he cautioned that I shouldn’t turn things up too much or I may lose the fun I am currently having.
I thought about John’s statement a bit and I don’t want to be too restrictive in my diet or lose the fun that I’m having on this journey. My other concern was that by “raising the bar” I would have to be in the gym more and based on my full time job and my wanting some down time I didn’t think I could commit to that.
So, what can I expect in month two? I’m not really sure, but I also didn’t know what to expect when I entered this “fit to the next level” journey a little over a month ago. I expect to continue to get stronger. As for the weight loss, I’m not sure what to expect there. I have been eating the same meal plan for the past month although the lean protein has been changing as have the vegetables. I am curious if my weight will plateau as a result of my eating the same meal plan.
Time will tell.