Month 7. It wasn’t the prettiest, but it was the most real and honest approach yet. Life hit me hard this month. I wrote a little about it here and this past Friday my Nanny passed away. This month was full of heartache, physical and emotional exhaustion. The previous two weekends I didn’t sleep each of the entire weekends, one working nights and the other spent at the hospital at my Nanny’s bedside. I know this isn’t healthy and it certainly didn’t help my emotional well being. It’s been a month I am really glad I gave up the scale for six months (until my 1 year Royally Fit anniversary) as stepping on it likely would have stressed me further, whether it was up, down or stayed the same.
Since last check in I completed 13 Royally Fit workouts. I made up 2 missed last month and am carrying one from this month. I also did 3 pilates sessions + 3 mini bonus workouts. Most of this was in the first 3 weeks of this month, as the last week was an emotional blur. I did pick myself back up this weekend and squeezed in a couple sweat sessions to help me mentally and to burn a few treats I indulged in. It feels so good to workout, it is like my personal anti depressant session. My Month 8 goal is to complete 3 Royally Fit workouts, 1 pilates session and a bonus mini session every week. If I complete these goals and pick up the workout I missed month 7 too, I will have completed every workout posted by Royally Fit in the 8 months since I’ve been subscribing.
I stopped tracking my inches too – I’ll take them again once I hit my 1 year of healthiness. I do know that my clothes feel so much more awesome and my hips bones are becoming more evident, as is the shape of my waist. Those extra inches on my flanks are disappearing as more toned muscle is appearing. I’ll call that continuing growth to where I want to be. Baby steps for long term progress.