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My NSV for today!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013




Today is day 5 of my current streak!

I just had a great NSV and I had to share it! It just happened and I'm still so psyched.

I've been working out and eating healthy foods since last March. I workout every day and I love it. I do cardio, strength and yoga. (Yoga is my favorite. I don't like cardio, but I do it anyway!)



Since last March, I've really changed my body. I've lost 71 lbs, and I've gotten stronger and more flexible. I've built muscle. Beneath the layers of fat that I'm still working hard to burn, I can feel the muscles and firmness.

Yes, I can FEEL the muscles, but I can't SEE them. There is just too much fat covering them, but I'm not discouraged by that. I know that if I keep working hard...doing that dreaded cardio and building muscles through strength training....I WILL burn that fat away and reveal the muscles beneath.

Well, just a little while ago, I was in the kitchen making a cup of tea. I'm wearing my "warrior gear" (as I call my workout clothes)....shorts, t shirt and a bandana. Hubby came in and said "Wow, look at your legs!"

I said "What about them?" and he said "I can see your calf muscles!" Well, I immediately had to go look at myself in the full length mirror, and he is right! My calf muscles are visible!



Finally, after almost a year of working out, I have muscles that I can see, not just feel! I still have enormous upper arms, and a bit of a Santa Claus belly, but my calf muscles show...and that motivates me to keep working hard, because I know that eventually those stomach muscles and arm muscles will make an appearance too!

And that is my NSV for today!


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NASFKAB 2/21/2013 2:54AM

  awesome way to go

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EFFRAYECHILDE 1/15/2013 8:39AM

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GRAMPIAN 1/11/2013 6:10AM

  Well done! emoticon

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BRIDIEGAL 1/10/2013 5:42PM

    Three cheers for you for not falling back on old habits!! emoticon

I can relate to your horror of the "F" word, and I can only say that I admire your strength at being able to forgive your hubby for using it. I don't know either of you, but just from what you've said in the blog post, he knows you well enough to be aware of the impact of his words (at least after the fact). I believe that we're like animals in that we lash out at people when we are threatened/insecure with whatever comes to hand.

This post really touched me, and I'm just so darned happy to read how you weathered this with stength and style! emoticon

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AERWIN77 1/10/2013 2:14PM

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MARYHENNIG 1/8/2013 3:29PM

  Yeah, calf muscles!!! Way to go!!!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/7/2013 11:56PM

    emoticon emoticon Go calf muscles!! That's great! Keep working!

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STACYR31 1/7/2013 10:16PM

    Great NSV!

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HHB4181 1/7/2013 12:43PM

    So AWESOME!! emoticon

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STHOMAS1009 1/7/2013 11:57AM

    Good Job!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 1/7/2013 11:28AM

    that's great Pixie !! You have worked so hard for it and deserve it !! those NSV are just as great as those scale ones !!

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SKIRNIR 1/7/2013 11:18AM

    Great NRSV! I rather love the NRSV more than the scale victories. Much more motivating.

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HEIDE69 1/7/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon Keep up all your hard work!!!!!

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CAM2438 1/7/2013 7:42AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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GLODES 1/7/2013 1:31AM

    awesome!

how did you add the pictures to your blog??? post

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LZY0108 1/7/2013 12:03AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Your doing it!!

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GOOSIEMOON 1/6/2013 10:18PM

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SKYVALLEYGAL 1/6/2013 10:13PM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome, you go girl! emoticon emoticon

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GRATTECIELLA 1/6/2013 6:29PM

    This is so awesome. I know just what you mean about having muscles you can feel but not see! Congrats on your great stems!

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/6/2013 2:31PM

    I am so happy for you!!!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 1/6/2013 2:13PM

    woohoo! That is awesome!

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MA_KING69 1/6/2013 12:36PM

    Fantastic. Keep sparking . Keep blogging it helps the rest of us

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DAVIDSONEJ123 1/6/2013 10:26AM

  First, congrats on your accomplishments!!! Looking to be there with you.
second, for those of us who are computer challenged. I went to google to find out what NSV was and was told it was a machine gun.,LOL LOL. Wiki says same AND that it is Non scale victory. Hope this helps emoticon

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JANAMP09 1/6/2013 9:42AM

    NSV = Non Scale Victory.

Congrats. I know the frustation - I cannot firm my arms no matter what I do - I keep working away at it. You prove it can be done! emoticon

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RITAROSE 1/6/2013 6:56AM

  You have done a phenomenal job in such a short time! If you keep it up 2013 will be the year you see your muscle def in all parts of your body! You'll be a lean machine!
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1DRWOMAN 1/6/2013 4:47AM

    Congratulations!

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MANILUS 1/5/2013 9:48PM

    You are right, if you keep working all the muscles will show! It is a hard concept to fathom but it takes a long time to come forth. Congrats!

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PLITIN 1/5/2013 6:52PM

    I had to ask wikipedia what "NSV" was, but apart from that.... congratulations!!!

I've been waiting for my collarbones to appear, but so far no luck... but I will keep on working out.. and one day I'll see them again! ;)



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MARYHENNIG 1/5/2013 1:31PM

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ITSGOT-TOGO 1/5/2013 1:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work:)
Jayne

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FIRECOM 1/5/2013 12:20PM

    I wasn't sure what an NSV was till I read diane's comment. Interesting. I will pay much closer attention to NSV's from now on.

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OHIOSTAR58 1/5/2013 11:49AM

  Go girl. What a great NSV. emoticon

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SHIRE33 1/5/2013 11:28AM

    My sister in law from Portland was visiting. I was in my work out pants that hit just below the knee, and are fairly close-fitting. She said, "Wow, you have runner's legs!" Well, given that I had gained 33 pounds and was feeling really low about myself, this was a welcome compliment. It reminded me that I only gained 33, not 93, and that I am going to get back to where I was in August. That I'm not gross again. Sometimes it's the little things. Congratulations! Savor it!


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FIRESTARINFINI 1/5/2013 10:05AM

    Whenever I stretch I can feel my hamstring muscles underneath the layers of fat I have. I know they're there and that they are powerful, now I just need to work hard to get that fat off of them!

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COTTONTAIL62 1/5/2013 9:47AM

    Way to go PIXIE ! You are a warrior.

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L1ZB3TH354 1/5/2013 9:34AM

    So happy for you Pixie! Keep up the good work!

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REDROSE1990 1/5/2013 9:15AM

  congratulations on your NSV!! You deserve it with all the hard work you do. emoticon

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    Go Pixie!!! Sooooo happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARITIMER3 1/4/2013 5:52PM

    You've worked very hard and deserve this NSV - and I think your husband is great to have noticed and commented.

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PYNNER 1/4/2013 12:02PM

    Way to go, what an inspiration!

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DAWN14163 1/4/2013 11:31AM

    Wow - calf muscles! Going great, Pixie!
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LISBETHSALANDER 1/4/2013 11:23AM

    You are an inspiration. I know exactly what you mean. Can't wait until I actually see some of these muscles -- I can feel them and they keep me going!

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