It's never a good time
It's never a good time to embark on a challenge such as this. Excuses to avoid are just so much easier to find than reasons to get going. As mentioned previously I have everything on my side to get to the 6th December having shed a huge amount of weight. Then my primary PT goes to Bali for a week of R&R, and the next thing that happens is a volcano goes up and all flights are cancelled.
I'd like to claim that I work hard when I go to the gym, the 1000 steps, a run, whenever I work out on my own, but the reality is that I work so much harder in a group class and harder yet when I'm with James or Charlie. It's been a difficult week, something / one managed to get into my head in a negative way, and my motivation and drive have been affected. Yesterday evening I managed a solid spin class - the best one I have done so far, and I left feeling great. This evening Brian stepped in for Charlie and put my through a different program that was nice and strenuous. I'm back, the motivation has returned and I can't wait for my death session with James tomorrow evening and hopefully another one on Saturday afternoon.
We are approaching the halfway point and I've shed weight, the goal has now been set for the final weigh in, it's going to be a stretch but one that I believe will be achieved based on the magic that Charlie and James have conjured up so far. It's not going to be easy, but I really believe that working as a committed team we can reach the goal. AND YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THAT THE GOAL IS ACHIEVABLE.
The diet will be changing, the exercise regime has started to ramp up and will do even more as we start the homeward journey. The goal is getting closer and smaller each and every day. Ultimately (for me) it's going to come down to numbers on the scales, but the fit of clothing, notches on the belt are all starting to change. Some of the trousers are starting to bunch up and the 'aspirational' set of clothing I have in the wardrobe (don't we all?) are starting to look like they might become a reality, it's just a pity the fashion has moved on since I first purchased them.