Monday, October 08, 2012
Despite appearing mostly upbeat and thrilled with my progress, which I am- hello endorphins! I have been experiencing an internal struggle. This year I haven't lost a single pound. I am working hard, I am eating right and as a result I am stronger, faster, and healthier. Yet, I have in fact gained 3.2 lbs. I know, I know, muscle weighs more, take your measurements. Well, my measurements have gone up as well, 1 inch on my waist, 2 inches at my hips, 1 inch on my thigh, 2 on my arms. It's frustrating. I know I am being a bit hard on myself, I was after all extremely ill for 3 months this summer, practically bed ridden and unable to eat properly. Bottom line is what I see in the mirror and what I see on the scale matches up but the work I am putting in doesn't! Its frustrating. And then... I found this picture (left) of me almost 1 year ago. I dug out my 'skinny sweats' and these are the results.
These are the same pants. 1 year ago (left) today (right)
The lesson I learned, I really ought to be nicer to myself. I have come a long way. I turn 27 in 1 week. I need to re evaluate exactly what my goals should be and how I am going to get there.
Thanks for taking the time to read!