In the past my first week on an Ultimate Loser team has not brought me the greatest results. I’ve either gained a pound or lost very little. This little pattern has really pushed my frustration buttons. There is nothing more discouraging to the weight loss process than to gain a pound!
This week with Natalie has been uber-tough. She is a really good trainer and fair. I really appreciate that she has noticed everyone’s different ability levels and pushs us accordingly. There have been many times when I haven’t been able to do an exercise the exact way it should be done but she knows I’m doing my best. However, she seems to sense when I can push it more and isn’t hesitant about making me tow the line. It’s really a whole new level of working out for me, being pushed like this, but it is also, ultimately, pretty rewarding.
I’ve been keeping a daily eye on how things are going on the scale and it looked like I was going to beat the first week curse.
(yes, yes, I know you should no’t weigh yourself everyday but I need to know how things are going)
Wednesday the scale was down, Thursday down… but this morning as I crawled out of my warm bed and onto the scale things looked bad. +1 bad. I was really expecting to have a crap week again but I was horrified that I would have that +1 by my name. Especially after this week. At the gym we did our laps and dynamic warm up and then headed to the magical scale of destiny. As my turn to stand upon is cold, ruthless surface came I almost didn’t look. I mean really, who wants to face that kind of news? But then… magically, on the official Ultimate Loser scale I was granted a reprieve. -6. -6 pounds!!!
-6 is great. It’s better than I could’ve hope for and aside from the sore arms, knees, back, stomach, legs, feet and vomiting it was totally easy :-)