Monday, October 03, 2011
Do any of you remember my slightly whiny blog I wrote in early August about the body fat analysis I had done when I joined the YMCA? I can remember being so discouraged by a machine telling me that I was 50% fat and that I had about 70 pounds to lose. I really wanted you all to tell me to quit but being the SparkFriends that you all are, you only let my pity party last that one blog and then you were back to the regular words of encouragement. How dare you? ha!
Can you believe that it has been two months since I started using the gym. Each time I go I feel more confident but as you know the pounds haven't come off. A lot of you said it was the strength training and that in time the weight would come off and my measurements would change. So far I have lost two pounds and that was only this past week but at least it is a step in the right direction! As for the next body analysis and measurements, well, they won't be done until the first three months are up which will be in early November.
So until then, I've been sneaking glances at myself in our full length mirror and I don't see one bit of change. Actually that is a lie, I do "feel" leaner and somehow taller (?!) but when I'm standing in the mirror all I see are the lumps and bumps (and no I'm not talking about my boobs!) that have always been there. But, here is the good news.....yes, I have good news! Other people are noticing and commenting! Last week it was my mom when we were shopping and she said she could really see the changes in my body shape. Earlier today it was a co-worker, then it was my husband and finally it was my hairdresser. The later hadn't seen me (or my roots!!!) in six weeks and she asked me if I was dieting because I somehow looked smaller.....!!! Part of me said I weigh less because she cut a few inches off of my hair but I decided to take the compliment and not try to brush it aside with my warped sense of humour.
Anyway, I'm a bit stoked that just maybe all of this exercise and nutritious eating is really helping me - who knew it could be that simple?!