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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Today is day 189 of my streak!

So far I am on track with my goal to make September the healthiest month of the year so far! Yesterday I was feeling a bit under the weather, and I wasn't able to workout at my normal intensity. I actually had to stop about halfway through a workout because I was just feeling so bad. My original instinct was to push myself to finish the workout anyway, but I'm glad I decided to just STOP. I actually put on my favorite winter nightgown and took a long nap...and woke up feeling a lot better! I feel EVEN BETTER today, and I'm ready to get back to my regular workout routine!
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Yesterday was an AWESOME day because I had some non-scale victories! The first one was when I put on my winter nightgown. Its a long, cozy nightgown, and the last time I wore it was sometime in March. Well, when I put it on yesterday...it was so big on me! The shoulder seams were down on my biceps, and the sleeves went past my hands, lol. Plus it was just soooo loose around the middle! In spite of the fact that I was not feeling very well when I put it on, it sure brought a smile to my face to see how big it has gotten on me!




Another non-scale victory from yesterday is that after my nap, I decided to treat myself to a nice hot bubble bath! Its been a while since I've taken a bath instead of a shower. Normally, when I take a bath, its a kind of tight fit. My sides touch the sides of the tub. Well, not anymore! Yesterday I suddenly realized that there is plenty of room on either side....because I'm smaller now! I don't have to wedge myself into the bathtub anymore!





And the BEST non-scale victory! For the past two and a half weeks, I have been doing a workout called "Below the Belt" from my DDP Yoga DVD's. I have really, really struggled with this particular workout. It has a lot of chair poses (or as DDP calls it, Thunderbolt) and other moves that focus on your lower body. Well, yesterday I noticed that my thighs feel firmer! My buttinsky, too! Its great to see these results from the workout, especially since its a workout that I struggle to get through. Now I see the payoff from those struggles! And not only is my lower body getting firmer, I am also getting stronger and I'm able to hold Warrior III pose a lot better!

Here is a picture of chair pose. It doesn't really look like much, does it? (At least thats what I thought at first.) But it really is a challenging pose to hold..you really feel it!






Since I don't like to weigh myself (and don't plan to weigh myself again until New Years Day), I really have to focus on non-scale victories, and I love it! To me, getting stronger, firmer and smaller is more important than what the scale says!



I am wishing everyone some non-scale victories this week!



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NEWMOM20121 9/6/2012 8:29AM

    Great job. Love the non-scale victories. Well done

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LAURIE5658 9/6/2012 7:47AM

    So wonderful and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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SASSYLJB 9/6/2012 7:38AM

    love non scale victories! Congrats!
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TRYINGHARD54 9/6/2012 5:41AM

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ANNIEMAE56 9/6/2012 5:23AM

  way to go! sounds like you or on the right track. keep up the good work.

i've been reading about your workout. do you do any other exercise besides your DVP yoga dvd. could you tell me where you got them and a little bit about them.
would appreciate it.

thanks
debbie

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NCSUE0514 9/6/2012 5:14AM

    Go for it!!!

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BECKYANNE1 9/6/2012 3:00AM

    emoticon on those victories! emoticon

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LIZALOT 9/6/2012 2:09AM

    Those victories are wonderful. And thanks for sharing the motivational phrases.

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EAGLES_WINGS 9/6/2012 12:17AM

    I am with you on the bath there. I can't wait to take a good soak in my new peach bubble bath. I am very excited.

My clothes are starting to loosen up and at the rate I am going I will probably soon need to take some things in. I am receiving a sewing machine from a neighbor for a tiny price of ten dollars. I am so grateful.

What a day! I am making gains in my progress too.

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I love your enthusiasm...it is catching. So glad you are my Spark Friend!

Keep up the great work!

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NADINEL 9/5/2012 9:13PM

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FRUGALISTA54 9/5/2012 8:56PM

    Way to Go! You have given me an idea for myself. I will try to notice my own Non-Scale Victories. I am only on my 4th week and I feel more energy most of the time especially when I drink all 8 cups of water. Thanks for the tip!

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4RASCALS 9/5/2012 8:17PM

    Awesome job. That had to be a terrific feeling. Congratulations on your non scale victories.
Knew you could & would do it. Your definitely on your way to making September your healthiest month ever. So very happy for you. Keep moving forward

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PATTIE441 9/5/2012 6:16PM

    Woo Hoo! Way to go on the NSV's!! You are awesome girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon Love the background! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 9/5/2012 5:06PM

  Congrats on the Non Scale Victories and Weight Loss. You are doing Fantastic!!! Keep It Up!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Have an Enjoyable Day today. Take Care of Yourself.

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SHIROIHANA 9/5/2012 3:58PM

    Congrats on those NSV Pixie! Continue rocking your streak for more victories, NS and S alike.
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WIFEALF 9/5/2012 2:42PM

    congrats...You rock.

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MAWDOT35 9/5/2012 2:26PM

    Pixie, those are some wonderful non-scale victories!! You just keep it up and it will be so exciting to see how much your have lost by New Year's Day!!
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Hugs,
Dorothy

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YAFENELRA 9/5/2012 2:11PM

    Those non-scale victories do add up and make for a very happy time. Way to go!!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/5/2012 2:10PM

    emoticon on the non emoticon victory they are so exciting and fun to share thank you . its now time to shop for a new winter nite and have fun shopping love the bubble bath story. and you are so right sometimes we need to give our bodies a rest and let it recover from working out. the sayings are great and copied them to put in my on the trail book we were challenged to make in the 100 days of summer challenge. have a great day and thanks for sharing you journey with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
PS on day 13 of not checking the scales my trainer did but i have no idea what it said tomorrow is day 14 and after reading your blog added 7 more days to the goal my goal is to go 30 days then peek emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 9/5/2012 1:59PM

    Wow that's great. It's nice not to have to see a number to know that things are going well, keep up thr great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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PINKNFITCARLA 9/5/2012 1:44PM

    Glad you're feeling better and great NSV's!!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/5/2012 12:18PM

    You're doing awesome, Pixie! I love those non-scale victories!!

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WATREKKIE 9/5/2012 12:14PM

    emoticon for you!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/5/2012 11:35AM

    emoticon Awesome non-scale victories!

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/5/2012 11:27AM

    I absolutely love one pose. I dont know the name of it but you put your hands on the back of the chair and arch your back then you do the reverse and bow your back and hold those positions. They stretch my back and I feel so good afterward.
Way to go on the comback and I smile to think of your discription of the gown.....
AWESOME!

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JAMARIGOLD 9/5/2012 11:26AM

    Great blog! And good reminders of why non-scale victories are really the best! Thank you!!
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MANDELOVICH 9/5/2012 11:26AM

    Love reading and feeling inspired by your NSV's! Thank you.

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KITT52 9/5/2012 11:19AM

    great blog Pixie....I am so proud of you....

I'll add my non scale victories on the thread


have a healthy and happy day

we all have those day when we need to be gentle with our selves

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BARBARAROSE54 9/5/2012 11:11AM

    Thanks Pixie for continuing to inspire us.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 9/5/2012 10:50AM

    Great NSV's! I love the one about the tub, because I can so relate to that. For a while, I actually stopped taking baths and just took showers because of the snug fit. But I never forgot how much I loved relaxing in the tub, and I'm happy to say there is room to do so now!

Glad you are feeling better too!

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MOM2GEO_JR 9/5/2012 10:16AM

    Pixie, what an inspiration you are to all of us. Keep up the good work. I love your blogs, you go girl.

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