I have gained 1.2 pounds in the last month. I'm not normally excited about gaining weight, but in the past two weeks I have not been recording, not always making wise choice and have been able to maintain. I've been living. I count that as success! :)
I had hubby measure me this morning and was a bit surprised to see that I had gained inches. I have been getting many compliments lately about my ever changing figure and was fully expecting a significant loss.
I'm suppose to be losing inches!
I gained in my chest and in my thighs. I've decided that the increase inches is due to my larger muscles. (This is where you envision me flexing and making a tough girl sound!) When I first started lifting I wasn't able to do more than 3 push-ups without going on to my knees. On Monday I did 3 sets of 10 push-ups and they were all real, full on, knees off the ground push-ups. When I first started lifting I was squatting 40 pounds (3 sets of 15). On Monday I squatted 80 pounds (3 sets of 10)! Whoop! Whoop! Oooohhh! I almost forgot the best part- I can know do prone jacknives! Not only can I do them, but I can do them really well.
I almost done with Phase 1 of my program. I'll have to take a time-out from lifting to recover from my surgery. I look forward to being able to get back to lifting in the very near future. I'm super stoked about the changes that I am seeing in my body and how I'm able to do things that just a month ago I wasn't able to accomplish.