You stop avoiding mirrors and start catching yourself checking your self out... just to look at your newfound muscles :)
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can"
Goals: ~ Lose 80+ lbs ~ Learn to eat all foods in moderation ~ make exercise a part of every day life ~ get back to running!
200lbs - manicure 190lbs - mani/pedi 180lbs - shoes 170lbs - Buy Insanity 160lbs - mani/pedi/ and hair 150lbs - a necklace to remind me of my progress 140lbs - new jeans - 2 135 lbs - a tattoo - my first
My clothes fit better & I have to work harder at my work outs to get the same results!
Fitness Minutes: (4,843)
4/12/10 8:17 P
- Clothes that were once agonizingly tight on you are now sorta baggy on you - You inwardly cringe when you see someone eating the same foods you used to wolf down without a thought - you don't feel "right" if you skip a day exercising - you find yourself looking in the mirror as you pass by and smiling
When you wear shorts for the first time in 10 years because the muscle in the front of your thigh is actually visible and looks defined!
Fitness Minutes: (104,372)
3,980 4/12/10 4:03 P
Your mid 50s and your V02 Max is in the top 10% for 20 year olds!
Edited by: PAPAMIKIE at: 4/12/2010 (16:03)
Good running and be Careful out there
Popie Certified Chi Running and Chi Walking Instructor
Fitness Minutes: (78,853)
2,407 4/12/10 3:41 P
your clothes feel loose, your husband notices your curves again and taking a walk is enjoyable and not work anymore.
Quoted from Spark Coach Dean " The important thing is to start where you are right now, and keep moving in the direction you want to go."
Fitness Minutes: (5,904)
567 4/12/10 3:31 P
For the ladies only-when the dreaded 'cramps' come and you automtically go do some exercise because it's the best way to rid yourself of them!
I'd like to take a pill that made me six stone. Then I could eat my way back up to ten. What a great weekend that would be. Jo Brand.
You can't teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
It is NEVER too late to become what you might have been" - George Eliot
Fitness Minutes: (71,351)
472 4/10/10 7:40 P
When you can see definition in your muscles... and you didn't even know there was a muscle there! :)
Fitness Minutes: (4,074)
130 4/7/10 8:20 P
When you feel bad skipping a workout day or just doing 3 miles doesn't feel enough.
Take it day by day hour by hour!!!
Fitness Minutes: (61,046)
2,959 4/7/10 7:42 P
people start asking you 'how'd you do it?'
you feel like a 'wuss' if you don't set the incline at least 50% on the treadmill
you're not sucking air after walking a few flights of stairs
4/6/10 9:01 P
When you'd rather eat an apple than a Snickers bar. When your clothes start to fit a little more loosely. When your boyfriend notices how tone your body is! When that dreaded four mile run is now a "walk in the park."
You know you're getting more fit when... - every day tasks seem so much easier, from lifting up nieces and nephews to walking around the mall - your distance/MPH/RPMS on the treadmill/elliptical/stationary bike are constantly increasing
When instead of watching the clock in anticipation of a cardio class being over you get to the end and say, "Wow, is it already over!"
Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium
"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis) Inspire others by your example.
Fitness Minutes: (54,262)
714 4/5/10 5:14 P
...when you don't have to stop 7 minutes into a 15minute walk because of terrible pains in the back.
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