This was an amazing week. For the first time in about 5 years, I saw the numbers 229 on the scale. I know that scale weight isn't everything, but when you've been stuck at the same weight for so long, it feels awesome to not only lose weight, but to break the 230 lb. barrier. I've also learned alot along the way to this place.
I can tell you that my new focus in my training has been helping me alot. I am working on imbalances that have been caused by years of doing things “not so perfectly” and by fixing those things, other things are doing better. I am learning alot about myself, my intensity and my ability to implement change throughout this entire process. I think this is extremely important and if you are able to give something like this a try, go for it!
I am working very hard on my flexibility right now. My hamstrings are tight and that also causes my calves to be tighter than they should be as well. Because the calve attaches at the hamstring area, by loosening up the hamstrings the calves will also give a little. The stretches feel really good and I notice the difference during my training.
Eating hasn't really been an issue. Somehow I just don't crave anything that I shouldn't eat. I'm not really sure how that works, but I've heard some theories–some of which I agree with. It seems a real possibility that people get addicted to the insulin rush they get when they eat the wrong things. By cleaning up your diet 100% you avoid those insulin spikes and so you break yourself of the insulin addiction.
I'd love it if you could leave a comment about your own struggles with losing fat. Your words will help others.