Last night we had our little celebration for the end of our 24-day challenge. The gym catered a dinner that was really yummy. We had bbq pork, chicken, beef, grilled veggies, and a couple of salads. That was some of the best food I’ve eaten in Cedar City. Kind of cool that the gym put on an event like that. I love that I am learning about eating better along with a new workout strategy. It’s a more holistic approach to health than the average gym.
We also had our measurements re-taken. So we did tape measurements of arms, legs, hips, etc. We weighed in, and then we did another magic measurement (I can’t remember what the machine is called) that measures body mass index. So it provided numbers for lean body mass, fat body mass, percentage of body fat, and stuff like that. I lost 7 pounds and Doug lost 14. I think the most anyone lost was one guy who lost 20 pounds! His wife also lost 15 pounds. She said that after her last baby it took her months to lose that much weight. Not that this is a weird super-low calorie way to eat. It is a normal way to eat, and you can eat like this all the time. But I think the combo of healthy eating and high-intensity workouts gets you pretty fit fast.
I feel like I had a few pounds to lose and could stand to lose a few more. So I think the weight came off pretty easy. I’m not going to try to look supermodel thin—not really my thing—but hope I can get into some clothes that are too tight right now. But once I lose those pounds, I’ll just try to maintain. I just feel better when I eat right and exercise. I end up sleeping better and having more energy and just feeling a little perkier. So that’s what it’s really about for me.