Monday, November 09, 2009
I know that doing all of this hard work is doing something for my body. Even when I don't see the amount of positive change that I want (lbs or inches lost) logically, we know that working out and getting stronger CAN NOT be anything but good for us right?
So when life gives you little things that show positive results we should embrace them. Here's my weekends positive results...
We were at the petstore buying dog food. I usually buy the 15lb bag because I really don't want to deal with the 30lb bag. The 30lb bag was on sale and it was a much better deal. So I loaded the 30lbg bag in the little shopping cart that my daughter was pushing. (You know the tiny carts for kids?) The bag barely fit. When I got to the counter the cashier said "Do you want a larger cart?" I said "No. I'm okay." She said "Do you want help out then?" Again I said "No, I'm okay. She says "Well the little carts can't leave the store." At this point, I said "That's okay - really I'm fine." So I pick the dog food up and hold it in one arm while holding my four year old's hand and off we go across the parking lot to the car. It wasn't until I got to the car that I realized why she was making such a deal about the little cart - most women probably do not carry around 30lbs of dog food willingly. I did it and it was EASY! Seriously wasn't any worse than carrying the small bag.
That's when it hit me... six months ago I would not have even thought about carrying the 30lb bag across the parking lot if I had other options. I'm actually getting STRONGER!!! LOL!
See...it's a little thing but it felt good to be able to do something I couldn't have done before and without even thinking about it.
So take a look around - look at your everyday activities. What can you do now that you couldn't before?
On another note - I did Jillian's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism yesterday. It's the first time I've done it in a while and don't get me wrong it's still a good workout but it totally did not kick my butt like it used to. See...small changes = great things!