Monday, April 21, 2008
today was a great day; even though it started out a little strangely. I woke up @ 4 am because my allergies were completely out of control; I took another zyrtec even though I was afraid it make me sleep through the alarm. It did by the way. I also had some of the strangest dreams; and incorporated the Dixie Chicks into my dreams because that's the album the iPod was tuned to for the alarm.
I managed to get to the gym with time to spare for my training session so I got in 30 minutes of cardio before we strength trained. I was bad, though, I didn't eat breakfast first-I know I know; I was lucky I could finish my session.
My trainer is getting married in Hawai'i this weekend so it was our last session for two weeks. He worked me hard and we worked out my training schedule for the next two weeks. At the end of the session he showed me the photos he took of me when first started working together two years ago. OMG! What a huge change! I really hadn't thought my body had changed all that much. I'm been fighting to get the weight off and the numbers really haven't changed all that much. Granted the steroids for 2 years didn't help; but still.
I barely recognized myself in those pictures. My body looks completely different. I knew intellectually I've lost a lot of inches all over my body & I've dropped jeans & dress sizes and I can see some actual muscle definition in places but until I saw those photos I had no idea just how much I've changed. My body language is completely different now, too. I just got such a rush from that today.
ALL the Hard work is paying off big time and I am even more motivated than ever.