When you are large, especially if it is in your gut, the pants are basically held up by your belly. Who has loose clothes? A belt? who needs one. Drawstrings – they are just for letting out.
My clothes had been getting tight before Christmas. I was aware that I was soon going to be going up another size, unbelievable though it seemed.
So, I was surprised the other day when going up stairs to realize, I was losing my pyjama drawers. Yes! I need a drawstring.
Then, I put my jeans on, which were nearly impossible to do up before Christmas, and they slipped on. Thinking in another month, a belt will be necessary.
So, what is changing? Have I lost a gazillion pounds? no…but I know that I have lost 8pounds in three weeks, but more importantly, I am getting stronger, tighter, healthier. Now, before you go, whoa, take a picture….I’m still really obese. It is a long road before you’re going to notice or I can shop in a regular store.
But my goals of walking with G in NYC in March and climbing a small hill in April seems likely.
Today was my last session of the Introduction, which is hard to believe.
It ended with us doing a warmup that was crazy compared to what we did the first week, and nothing compared to what many do, and a WOD which had me shaking at the end.
Warmup: 2x 10wallballs (used 10lb), 10pullups (used rings), 10AMSU, 25skips, 10 deadlifts, Hamstring stretch, Iron Cross (or something close to that, will check notes later)
WOD — 3x 10 PowerSnatch , 50 skips. (hah, at first, i thought we were doing it 9x…that made me laugh and say “i think i will need to scale”). Powersnatch done with training bar, 15lbs.
During the warmup, I didn’t skip anything and I did take longer, but, I finished it. I pushed myself, it was good.
Doing that last round of the WOD, I was dying. I was dead. I was damned sure I was going to get through it. I was mad. I had people saying “you can do it”. “c’mon. beast”
I did it. I couldn’t breath, but I did it.
The last skips, I had got to 46. It took another try, but I did another 6 …coz I wanted to be absolutely positive that I did it.
It felt wonderful.