Not A Loser

I’ve been on a new diet and exercise plan for the past several weeks. When I started, I weighed more than I ever have in my life, and was concerned about the trend. I made a bet with a close friend about the amount of weight that I would lose. Since then, I’ve been monitoring the foods I eat and going to the gym several times per week. I just had my one month checkup.

I’m not losing weight. I weigh 2 lbs less than I did when I started, which is no real weight loss at all. I’m actually very pleased with this result though. When I workout I’m exercising with free weights, which is what body builders do. I’m not losing weight, but I am converting fat into muscle. And, I’m becoming smaller, almost everywhere. I’ve lost more than two inches off of my waist. I’ve lost about an inch and a half off of each thigh (circumference). I’ve also lost size in my biceps, calves and chest. So all of the fat that I’ve been carrying is being melted away. And my muscle mass, which is more dense, is increasing.

I couldn’t be happier. This is a great new trend. I’m excited at these quick results, and am eager to keep the plan going. So eager, in fact, that lately I’ve been getting up at 5:30 in the morning to work out with one of my good friends. If you know anything about me, you know that I’m NOT a morning person. Staying up until 4am is no problem. Getting up before 7am is worse than a trip to the dentist. But I’m doing it. Several times a week. And its great.

I’m committed to this plan. I don’t anticipate entering any body building contests. But, I am pretty happy that there’s less of me.