Ok, so it’s Sunday April the 3rd, and on this particular day a challenge is weighing heavy on my mind. While on the Beachbody Cruise a couple of weeks ago, Monica Ward (good friend and mentor to me) proposed a Body Fat Challenge for several coaches to get involved in. Now I had just finished a week long cruise where desserts were at your demand 24 hours a day….so I knew I had gained weight and thought "Ok, let’s do it". So Alisha and I signed up.
When I got back to Charlotte, I went and had my Body Fat done with a Bod Pod test at UNCC so we would have a starting point to go by. Well much to my surprise my test came back to 12.9%. Not too shabby. I felt good about it. But I also knew I wanted to get down to about 10%….maybe 9%. The lady who did the test told me that anything below 7% was getting too thin because the body actually does need fat to survive and men shouldn’t get below 8. So I set off to tackle the challenge.
That was about a week and a half ago. Since then I’ve noticed that my little voice in my head has told me "go ahead, eat sweets…it’ll be ok….you’re lean and can burn it off". Well that may be true, because since being back from the cruise, the sweet tooth that got it’s "fix" on the ship…has gained in strength. See that’s my weakness. You put dark chocolate in front of me and it’s like kryptonite to Superman….I lose power to resist. So in the last week or so, I haven’t made any changes really…I’ve maintained where I was and splurged more than I should. That may sound like a great problem to have, but for me….it’s a disappointment. Because, much like when I was 255lbs, I knew I could do better.
So now with my new blog….I intend to keep myself accountable and figure out some ways around breaking the barrier and getting to the next level, from fit to super fit and super lean. I know a lot of people who know me say I workout too much (I don’t), but they don’t understand the passion I have for this new life that I found when I was 33. I have friends who’ve started P90X recently and have found the "fitness addiction" themselves. So my pledge to you is to go for the next 30 days and really try to tighten the reigns, but at the same time still be realistic. I want to figure out a way to do this and set a path for any of you who might be inspired to follow. So starting Monday April 4th, I’ll blog daily with my triumphs and success’s as well as my encounters with the arch nemesis "dark chocolate" and all of his "sweet" cohorts.
Wish me luck….and come with me on the journey. Peace out.