While I have to admit that getting back into the swing of things after my week off in the Outer Banks wasn't easy, I can proudly say that I'm back on track.
I've managed to keep a consistent routine and am beginning to see real results.
I've only lost a few pounds but, given my week of excess while I was away, I think that's a decent result for my first month.
On top of the looser pants problem I'm having now (a good problem to have I might add), I noticed during the last couple of workouts that all of my weights are increasing. I can bench press, squat, curl, pull, push and carry a noticeably heavier load than I could just a month ago.
If that's not motivation to keep at it, I don't know what is.
I haven't transformed my body yet, but my goal is for long-term weight loss and fitness and I know that doesn't happen overnight without surgery. I'm confident that if I stay the course I will achieve - and maintain - my fitness goals.