My last post was a bit of a downer. At three months into this fitness journey, I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted to see. There are a lot of reasons for that, mostly a massive amount of travel which meant eating out, making it much harder to eat healthily and track my food, and just being away from the VIDA -- not to mention my learning curve on how to effectively lose weight and build muscle at the same time. I’ve had some stumbles.
I’m not going to let slow progress derail me. I refuse to. In fact, I’m going to take a deep breath, reset myself mentally, refocus, and channel it into motivation. That’s the only option I’m allowing myself. Because as hard as I’ve worked so far, I know I can do more and better. I obviously need to.
I’ve only been working out with Susie for a few weeks but I can’t overstate what an incredible help she’s been to me. Knowing I’ve committed to a training session with Susie makes it really hard to bail on going to the gym. Susie is always positive and focuses on my accomplishments, not what I can’t do (yet).
I've been a guest on Great Day Washington many times to promote my work with the National Wildlife Federation and NatGeo WILD, so it was kind of strange to be there without live wildlife ambassadors or a TV show to promote and instead in my workout gear holding dumbbells.