Today is day 90 for me. I will be taking my pictures on Sunday. My progress was minimal this month but there was progress. I have had to re-evaluate my entire approach to my new lifestyle. I want more from this program and to get more I have to give more, PERIOD.
This new approach is kind of difficult for me. I have this terrible habit of “almost” following a plan. I always and I mean always try and make the plan fit me. Normally I see some results but I never really get to my potential. I always think that I know better and I can mold the plan into what I want. Well no more.
I have decided to go whole hog as it were. Starting on Monday I am following the intermediate workout plan and I am also following the Phase 3 eating plan. I need to do this. I need to just let go and follow this time. No more doing it “my way”. Sure I can still modify the positions when needed but I am done modifying the plan.
I know that DDPYoga will work for me. How do I know? Despite me standing in the way, I have seen results. I have seen what is possible with a haphazard approach. Now I want to see what happens when I give Dallas the lead and I just follow.
This next section may come off like me whining or b******* but I have to get it off my chest. I have been fighting this since the end of my first week and now I have to get it out there so I can move on. My first week results were amazing. I actually lost 12 lbs. that week. Excited with my immediate progress I was talking in chat on TeamDDPYoga with another member when I mentioned my progress. The person I was chatting with was new and congratulated my results as well.
Right after I mentioned my results a well know TeamDDPYog member piped up and immediately shot me down. His first line of chat to me was along the lines of a “don’t expect that to continue, it’s just water weight” kind of thing. He continued in a manner that was condescending and really off-putting and I wasn’t the only one who noticed.
This isn’t my first rodeo, I have lost weight before. I know the early results are hard to duplicate. Intentional or not, the guy really took the wind out of my sails. Mentally it has stayed with me and I have let it creep past the 10% it deserved. Now I can move on.
Okay enough of the sob story. I am really excited to see where I end up using this new and novel approach of actually following the program!