Saturday, September 26, 2009
I've been at a plateau for two weeks, stuck at 6 lb loss in about as many weeks. It's not so surprising, considering I haven't worked out much, nor had a sufficient water intake over that time frame. I'm just glad my weight held.
Any rate, I decided to subject myself to taking photos. I took a couple in early August, but didn't have the nerve to post them. Not full body... I'm not ready to see the 'real' me on film... just the arms and stomach.
If I hadn't taken the original pictures, I wouldn't have seen the difference- not in a million years. I can actually see the difference right there!
So, if you're like me and you've plateaued, remember to measure your success three dimensionally, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
Six pounds is all I've lost in weight, but these two photos were a HUGE pick-me-up, and they were just what I needed to re-energize.
Six pounds only? Hell, I'll take it gladly!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I couldn't bare to part with a pair of shoes that should have made the 'purge' file (see previous blog). Using the power of the almighty internet I found a how-to on how to shorten your heels by as much as one inch.
Voila!... My now uncomfortable 3.5 inch heels are now 2.75 and WOW what a difference today!!!! So now my feet are happy, and so is my wallet.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Talk about a buzz kill last night!...
I intended to take a step class and was really proud that I had talked myself in to going when I realllly didn't want to go (I even used the Panic button yesterday).
As it turns out, last night class was scheduled to be a 'sampler' which is meant to show new-comers some of the various formats offered in class. Okay... not a problem... I wanted to work out, so who cares if it was not what I expected.
As class gets going, the instructor tells us the class is might be a bit 'beginner'.... hmmm.... okay... I'll just add another set of risers for the Step Portion to compensate for the simplicity. Okay... still here... good thing I am in the farthest corner of the room, just in case I totally eat it with three stacks of risers... but I'm still committed....
During the Step portion, I made a fatal mistake and stepped out of line. Oooohhhh, oh no...... Instead of going side to side on the floor, I stepped on up my step for a complete count of 16. Then, I got back in sync with class. I was clearly in sync with the class, and yet the Gym Police that was in the form of the instructor decided he had to walk all the way to the corner of the room to ask me to stay with the group.... with his mic on....
I don't know why, but I was soooooo perturbed. I still AM perturbed and this happened last night. Needless to say, I left his class at the mid point because I was so thrown off by it. Nevermind being singled out in a large class of people, but we are talking about 16 COUNTS here, and the guy was in my face. And it's not like I don't know that he is out of line, because I used to be an instructor at the very same gym. What a weenie.
At least I got in 20 minutes. It was just the last straw, I guess.
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