Friday, December 20, 2013
So, after my first six weeks of working out, I took a lot of days off and ate whatever I wanted and I gained 3 lbs back. It's been 11 days since then and I have dropped the weight again, but I've been stuck at 183.5 for four days. FOUR! I was talking to myself on the scale this morning and I told my body that if it doesn't drop that half a lb. I am going to shut it off and make it have a whole day of being lazy! I know how much it likes the exercise, so I think it might cooperate.
Eat well, exercise much, love yourself and be happy. I'm sure that half pound will drop in its own due time. I just want to see the scale be the lowest it's been this year. ;) I was stuck at 189.5 for two weeks solid before my body caved. Plateaus are a pain, though. They do make you work extra hard to try and get past them, but it also makes you sad that you're stuck. Bittersweet!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I'm almost at my 6 weeks point in Turbo Jam. I followed the calendar for 4 of those six weeks and I think I'm going to do another 6 week cycle after I finish this one.
This morning I noticed that there is no resistance in my jeans. It's weird how you take that for granted, that jeans give you resistance. They just always have for me. I've always had to pull them on and then pull the button to the button hole and then zip. Now the jeans come straight on, zipper goes up like a breeze and I have inches and inches to spare. No tucking in my gut, no fighting with my flab. I'm really digging my results. My july jeans are getting loose.
It may not exactly be huge amounts of pounds on the scale but I also noticed that my arms, my most hated feature aside from my tummy, are getting thinner. YES, YES, YES. I have tried for YEARS to tone my arms. I hate how they look in photographs. Now they are visibly smaller and I can see muscle tone forming. I can also see shadows and muscle in my abs, too, but that will take many months more to sculpt.
Tonight is a Cardio Party night. Weight this morning was 186. I am rocking this!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Yes, I am totally changing. I tried making an excuse yesterday and then remembered that excuses get me nowhere. I did my workout anyway.
Today I was completely depressed (serotonin levels are a mess today I am betting since it's my day off on the workout calendar) and I saw a picture of someone I used to know who has lost a ton of weight. I was always smaller than her and now she is teeny tiny. I was completely envious and burst into tears.
My loving husband reminded me that I am not doing this to be "beautiful" because I already am. I am not doing this to be smaller than someone else, either. I am doing this to be healthy and to be happy with my body. He told me that he is happy with me any way that I am and that I shouldn't get down on myself, ever. He is very right.
Everyone has their problems and I should have been happy that that girl got fit, not upset that she was fitter than me. It's in our nature to be jealous of others. A lot of the time we slag them off because we don't think we can have what they have. I didn't do that today but I have done it in the past and I have heard it a lot. "Real women have curves." "Men like meat, bones are for dogs", etc. Messages like these aren't positive for anyone. Let's stop attacking each other, ladies, and start helping each other be healthy and happy!