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:
- Trust the process. If you keep eating well and working out, the results will come.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The hard work is worth it. Keep at it and you'll be proud of yourself and delighted with the results.