My mirror lies to me…
Thursday, January 03, 2013
When I look in the mirror I think to myself I don’t look that overweight, in fact, despite what the scale depicts I think I look pretty good! This will go on for quite some time and then someone will tag me in a picture on facebook and the reality hits me. I am overweight, and my outside image is not as pleasing as my mirror has perceived.
My husband and I had a discussion about this and it reminded him of the movie Clueless. At one point the main character said something along the lines of how she doesn’t trust mirrors so she takes Polaroid’s. I think this girl may have a point. I also wonder how my husband has any recollection of this movie, lol.
While a mirror can be a valuable asset I think I will use it more to observe the changes in my body as I lose weight… and to make sure my hair isn’t all crazy!
Today is day three of my weight loss journey, and so far I am proud mainly because my motivation has not dwindled as it has so quickly in the past. On the first day I completed level 1 of the 30 day shred. I had intended on doing the 30 day shred every day, however, my muscles are still severely sore. Yesterday I did 30 minutes in the morning on a stationary bike and 30 minutes after dinner.
Today I woke up barely being able to walk. I’m wondering if I should take a day off from leg exercises and maybe today concentrate on doing some upper body strength. I’m likely to not get any cardio in today, but I am afraid if I keep going on my legs my muscles won’t heal as quickly. Any thoughts or suggestions? I stretched several times throughout the day yesterday and intend on doing the same today.