Okay, I have a plan. On the days I take the bums up the hill, no jumping rope. On the days we don't go, I HAVE TO jump rope. Looks like today will be a jump rope day. How about I set aside a dollar for every time I workout (other than my day to day stuff) and when it hits a certain dollar amount, splurge on something. Grassfed beef?
The fat pads on my hips are changing shape. Much more tapered and a lot less bulbous. That means fat is being burned. Keep in mind that the scale hasn't changed at all. Progress!
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.