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.