The pounds have been coming off somewhat slow for me and since I am the type of girl who is all about instant gratification. Seriously… give me results now or get out of my way! I have said this before and this is why I keep getting fat and not losing. The scale doesn’t move fast enough and drinking soda and eating what I want is an instant reward. I have wanted to quit approximately 986 times, but Shannon wouldn’t let me, my boss won’t let me cheat, my mom makes me feel guilty if I do and all the fabulous people I have met through this journey inspire me to trudge forward.
Today I got a little bit of pay off! I was picking my kids up from the babysitter and she says “have you been working out? You are losing weight, I can tell.” Sweeeet! That felt great to hear. Also, notice she said “have you been working out”. That was great, I liked it even better than have you skipped a few Twinkies! Then at the baseball field a friend I haven’t seen in a while saw me and the first thing she said was “You are looking good”. At this point I am feeling pretty good, but it gets better… I run into another friend who has been following Shannon and my little journey tells me how proud she is of me and how I look so good and she can really tell a difference. Really?! I am so touched by this… I guess patience and hard work (maybe just average rather than hard work) pays off!
So 3 compliments in one day! WooHoo! Shannon and I decided to hit the local high school track and realized the treadmill and outdoor running/walking is two totally different things. Good to know, we will be doing more outdoor training to prepare for the 5Ks we will be running. By the end of the day I was feeling good about myself and motivated to work harder.
Shannon and I realized we haven’t taken our measurements in a month. Honestly, I was a little nervous knowing I could have done better this past month, saying that I haven’t been bad per say I have just left some room for improvement and the scale is only ticking down very slowly. Shannon did hers first and I was impressed at her improvement and even more nervous to do mine. As she was writing my numbers down she kept getting this surprised look, but wouldn’t tell me results and even had me measure my waist twice. Yikes… then she totaled the inches lost and… I have lost 9.5 inches in the past 2 months! I am stoked and motivated to continue on and try to do better!
I get my life is blessed with amazing people, endless possibilities and beauty all around… I get that, but to be able to see that I am tackling this life long struggle and something many people will never dare take on is freakin’ amazing to me. I don’t believe taking on your health and weight is an easy thing to do necessarily, but I don’t know too many things that can change your life for the better in so many ways by just making some adjustments and changes.
So yes, tomorrow morning I am going to water aerobics again even though I told Shannon I didn’t love it and thought it was for old people and fat people (yes I know I am fat so I qualify!). I guess it is also for people who like a variety of fitness options and enjoy exercise.
So yes, 3 (compliments) + 9.5 (inches lost) = Stoked! Do you realize if I keep this up I will be looking pretty HOT by Christmas?! What about next summer? Watch out MsFitUniverse… I am going to give you a run for your title! LOL
Angie – I am just happy to be here!