I'm so proud of my brother and sister 'fitters - people are dropping weight like crazy left and right. I can't wait to hear the final total fat percentage and raw number loss stats from our challenge's coordinator. Bless her, she has worked so hard to keep us all on track and give us regular complete body fat analyses throughout this challenge! It has really helped me to focus having such regular data feedback. It's also kept me motivated because I've had weeks with small scale movement that still yielded huge fat losses with simultaneous muscle (lean mass) gains.
I also had a clothes fit victory in my workout gear when my regular yoga workout pants stopped fitting. When the elastic foldover waistband on my yoga pants no longer touches my belly but instead gapes out, it's a sign I've been doing something rightly. So I went to Sam's Club. I bought a two pack of new yoga pants for $22 - size L. Came home...they were loose! I actually bought a new two pack today of mediums (!!). So in more than one brand I'm going down, and my nutrition challenge coordinator's measurements of me will testify as much.
Clean paleo eating and regular Crossfitting has been doing my body good. I've had many nights when fatigue and stress might otherwise have had me face first into wine and chocolate...but the accountability of the challenge has held me fast to responsibly fueling my body for the next day's workout instead. I'm so thankful for this season of progress, which has buoyed me in other areas of my life as well.