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Success Shown in the Little things...

Friday, June 05, 2009

I feel like this time I'm "really doing it". I completed the "7-Day Bootcamp" videos last week and felt accomplished. While I didn't see much change on the scale, I felt better and more energized. I accomplished a one week goal, and felt great. So it was time to up the anty.

I bought an EA Active game for the Wii, a "game" that is more like a personal trainer than for pure entertainment. It uses cardio meshed and mixed with resistance training with bands. And let me tell you, it's no joke. I sweat more with this thing than I do on the elliptical at the gym. I joined the EA Active SparkTeam, and began my 30 day fitness challenge June 1st.

I'm not even completely done with the week, and I can already see this working. I wish I had tracked the measurements of my arms and legs, as well as neck, waist and hips that SparkPeople tallies. While I can't see much change on the scale (yet!) I can see it in inches. 1" off my waist, and 1" off my hips. Who knew such a little measurement could make a woman so happy!

Just out of curiosity, I pulled out a pair of capri shorts from my 'Maybe Never' pile. I had bought these capris for $6 on super clearance. I figured for $6 why try them on? The tag said 14. I was a 14. Well, turns out they were a 14 Juniors. And apparently built for a different body. They didn't fit. Not even zip. Today, I tried them on again. Success! A little snug in the hips, but zippable and actually flattering to my tush if I do say so myself!

While I have a while to go before I want to wear them in public (like when I'm sans-Muffin Top) but I still feel accomplished. Things do add up, and it doesn't take the number on the scale to show it.
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    This was great to read! It really makes me excited about starting my 30 day challenge with EA active!!!

    Congrats on your success!
    3113 days ago
    Way to go!
    3116 days ago
    Good for you! Congrats on inches lost and feeling great!
    3116 days ago
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