Well, it’s been about six weeks since I commenced The Great Experiment — or maybe the great Life Change. I joined Fitworks and have done a pretty good job of working out consistently. I’ve made major changes in my eating — wish I could say I hadn’t made any fumbles, but there have been fewer than usual.
I also tried not to have any major expectations about how quickly things were going to change, but folks, I am frustrated at how the scale is not going down. I had a long talk with one of the personal trainer staff at Fitworks and she made some suggestions and told me to stay the course. (I kinda felt like I’d hit a time warp and stumbled into George Bush [Sr.]’s White House — remember the sketch with Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz on SNL? “I’m being beaten by a man who can’t speak in complete sentences!”) She said that I should be at a tipping point soon, when the muscles I’m building and which outweigh the fat that’s leaving should start help me to burn calories.
I didn’t expect overnight results, but after six weeks, I hoped I’d see more. I know I’ve lost inches; I don’t smash people when I sit in bus seats and my clothes are DEFINITELY looser. And I know that this is one case where size counts — no one knows what you weigh unless you tell them and if I’m smaller that’s a victory, but for me it won’t be real until the numbers are smaller.