Transformation: Week 3-4

After three weeks of strength training and some much-needed cardio, I’m down six pounds and ready to take on new challenges and keep the momentum going.

I managed to make it through three weeks of getting up early and going to the gym.  I would say by now I’m pretty used to the idea of waking up at 4:30am to make it to the gym by 5:30pm, but my morning commute is still an ongoing battle.  I’m at a stage now where I look forward to waking up early and going to the gym.

I’ve been doing the same routine for about three weeks now and I’ve managed to lose six pounds since I started so I’m right in line with my goal which is to lose 2 pounds a week.  I’m also starting to feel like I’m over the “getting back in the gym” hump and now getting the urge to step things up a notch.  At times I have to remind myself slow and steady is the name of the game right now and not to get obsessed with progressing to the point where I end up over-training.  So right now my focus heading into week four is to add variation to my routine.

In addition, I also plan to stick with going to the gym three days a week.  This time around though I’ll add in a slightly different routine in the middle of the week to keep me from getting bored with doing the same exercises.  Adding this slight variation still gives me the flexibility to continue focusing on the muscle groups that I’ve been training over the past few weeks.

When I started my transformation journey I weighed 226 pounds and I’m currently sitting at 220 pounds.  I tend to shed weight pretty fast when I first start but the challenge for me comes once I break into the 217-218 range.  That’s usually around the time when I start to “slack” off and life becomes busier than usual, so I’m looking forward to breaking through that wall and continuing to push on through week five.