Tuesday, March 27, 2012
For the past few weeks I have been trying to lose that last 6 pounds (1 pound from my first goal and 5 pounds for my last and final goal). But it just won't seem to budge. At first I was a little frustrated but my size 7 skirt I blogged about on 2/4/12 is loose and when I went shopping last week to buy some much needed fitted clothes, I got size 4s, 5s and 6s and to my surprise several people have actually told me to stop losing weight that I am getting too thin (me too thin, I didn't think I would ever hear that). So I decided to just take those last 6 pounds slow and treat this like a mini-maintenance.
Last week I brought some new fitness DVDs and combined it with the current DVDs to created a two week rotation and what I realized was how much my fitness has improved since I started this journey.
Then I could barely workout 30 min consistently for 3 days a week and now I workout about an hour and 40 min Mon-Fri and an hour and 30 min on Sat.
Then I had to modify my push-ups by doing wall push-up (couldn't even do the girl push-ups yet) and now I joined the 150 push-up per week challenge on one of my teams and I usually do about 170 - 185 "boy" push-ups per week.
Then planks weren't even on my list - when it came time for them I would skip right past it and now - I can do most planks with the best of them and hold them for awhile (there are some that are still challenging I can do them just can't do them for long yet - but just you wait I will conquer all planks).
Then I use to despise squats and lunges but now I not only do my squats and lunges like a pro I actually like them.
When I think about this I realize no scale can judge how fit I am, no scale can put a smile on my face like when I look in the mirror and can actually start to see definition in my abs, arms and legs. No scale can take a person like me who use to think cooking was a curse word and now I cook to ensure I am eating healthy (still not in love with cooking but enjoy it more than I ever have).....and the non-scale victories go on and on.
I love my new healthy lifestyle and I will not let the scale take away my motivation when there are so many non-scale victories I have accomplished. So I challenge all my Sparkpeeps to find your non-scale victories when it seems the scale has taken a vacation and when you think about it, you will start to notice progress from then to now.