So much has changed in the past 14 days. I've gotten myself on track by blogging daily and taking pictures every day. I will be going to Las Vegas for a business trip and I am bringing the camera and the tripod so I can continue to post my pictures. I notice that in my last few pictures I have a big smile, something I didn't have at first. I also notice that my stomach has shrunk in size.
Honestly, when I look at my pictures, I don't feel like there has been adequate change in the past 14 days, but at the same time, I can see that there is major steps being taken in the right direction. The smile alone is a step in the right direction. I can see that my “love handles” have gone way down and my stomach has tightened up. Even my chest is lifted.
During this Group Shred I've become a member of an online family of shredders who each intend to banish the fat from their bodies. We have encouraged each other during the past 2 weeks and we've all been successful as a result. I finally got to watch Joni's video and I thought it was extremely sweet of her to say everything she said. She, too, is on a 100 day mission like me, but she's about 10 days ahead of me. I am going to continue to watch her blog and give her encouragement.
Christy is another one that has stuck out in my mind. She's got alot to overcome, yet she's not using it as a crutch. She is doing her best to lose the fat and not complaining about her inability to really exercise. I've been very proud of the progress she's made.
I am proud of every member of the Shredder Council and I appreciate everything they've done to encourage me the past 2 weeks. Without their support I might have given up. Now I'm to the point where this is close to a habit. 1 more week to officially ingrain this into my mind as a habit!
As I think about how to get the level of results I want, I've been considering the Metabolic Surge program. I think I'm going to give The New Rules of Lifting and Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle a bit more time. I want both programs to have a chance to play out before I change things up. Jeff Anderson and Marc David told me that it is important to change programs from time to time just to keep the body guessing. I plan to try out Metabolic Surge, most likely during my second mission.
Finally, I want to thank Adam Waters for writing the article that got me started blogging in the first place. His article inspired me to take action and I am very appreciative for that.