#50lbsByDec update

October 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

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I’ll have to take photos later when I have some “free” time (time is a pretty valuable commodity in my life right now so calling it free seems silly) but this morning I weighed in at 210.2.

That’s the lowest point I’ve been in a year and .2 lbs away from my halfway point of 50 pound weight loss.

Overall September was a really poor month for weight loss. I felt like I started strong but it wasn’t long until the workouts started getting further and further apart.

By the time things quieted down in the house and everyone was asleep I found it really hard to stay motivated to work out – and often crashed in a chair with Little Miss in my arms or nearby.

But regardless, I can definitely say the DDP Yoga is making a difference. I can do a number of things I was unable to do a month or two months ago and a lot closer to doing other things.

I shared my DVDs with my dad and he asked how would you measure improvements in strength without using weights and I can say for sure that you’ll see improvements in your strength just by witnessing what you can do overtime.

Three months ago a standard push-up was out of the question. Apparently I’ve been doing push-ups wrong most of my life by spreading my arms and hands way to far to the sides.

Last week, much to my amazement, I managed to pull off two ten-count push-ups – something I collapsed under a month ago.

In fact, I struggled with a 3-count push-up when I first began.

A 10-count push-up is essentially lowering, holding and then lifting back up with a 10-count for each one.

Now granted, none of this is the fast overnights success you might get from pushing yourself to pure exhaustion like some of my peeps do with CrossFit – but it’s progress and I enjoy it.

So here’s to the 2nd half of #50lbsByDec and finding my (and your) motivation.

Jonathan Blundell

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