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The Bikini Boot Camp Diaries, Day 2 - Lessons learned

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The Bikini Boot Camp Diaries, Day 2 - Lessons learned

Wow, Bikini Boot Camp is off to a great start. The menu is delicious, the workout is super-challenging, I'm drinking a ton of water, I've swapped my daily latte for green tea and I didn't eat any popcorn during that fabulous Pittsburgh/Washington hockey game last night. I hopped on the scale this morning and it showed I had lost 0.2 pounds. 0.2 pounds? I was so well behaved yesterday, I should have lost 10 pounds! I wondered, briefly, if I should workout harder, eat fewer snacks, gulp water constantly and stop watching hockey and start playing it. But then I remembered the lessons I learned during the January Boot Camp:
  1. Trust the process. If you keep eating well and working out, the results will come.
  2. If I lost 0.2 pounds a day, it would add up to 1.4 pounds a week, which is a healthy, normal rate of weight loss. During the January Boot Camp, I lost a pound a week and have kept it off.
  3. The scale is a real jerk sometimes. Don't rely on it to measure your progress. A better indicator is how well your clothes fit.
  4. The older I get, the harder it is to lose weight. In my 20s, I could easily drop a few pounds in a few days. Now it takes a bit more effort.
  5. The hard work is worth it. Keep at it and you'll be proud of yourself and delighted with the results.
How did your first day go? Post a reply and let us know how you're doing so far.
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The Bikini Boot Camp Diaries, Day 2 - Lessons learned

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