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Mirror Mirror

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I've had a great week since my last blog. Nutrition has been in range and fitness minutes have been consistent. Not as much ST as I probably need, but I'm not gonna beat myself up over it.

Tonight in Zumba I surprised myself. Classes have been packed with the resolutionists. I was in the second row. At one point, as we were starting to move, I thought, "OMG! That lady is going to run all over me. Why does she have to crowd my spot like that?" Then I searched for myself in the mirror. Within a split second I realized the lady who was going to run all over me was in fact ME. I have definitely got a disconnect still going on with my body image. I'll blame it on the dim lighting. And the new yoga pants I bought a week ago. My first pair of stretchy yoga pants ever. I like to admire my tush in them. When I can find it!

I so appreciate you guys! Thank you for all the support you give. And the great wisdom and advice.

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LULUBELLE65 2/17/2013 3:18AM

    Yoga pants rock, don't they? I wear mine way too often--always on the plane when I travel, and most weekends around the house when I am puttering, but never to zumba because I would be way too hot; I wear track shorts and a sleeveless athletic shirt with magical wicking properties. emoticon
We do not have mirrors in my zumba class (we do it in a science classroom after school) which is a good thing, I think I would be horrified if I saw myself.

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BOPPY_ 2/17/2013 1:00AM

    You're just re-enegineering you, for sustainability. emoticon

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ASHPATCH11 2/4/2013 10:28AM

    you rock! I love yoga pants great for workouts and run!! KEEP up the GREAT work!!!

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QUERIDAANA 2/4/2013 4:59AM

    Wonderful story! I an relate! Thanks for sharing!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/3/2013 6:37AM

    So glad your week went well! Your Zumba experience gave me a smile! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GRACEMCC45 2/1/2013 5:42PM

    I love this!! The body-mind disconnect is very, very real. I found my brain was a solid 20lbs behind my body, and that takes getting used to. Especially when you start trying on clothes smaller than you've ever owned in your life.

...then you just can't see the tags for the tears blurring your vision! emoticon

Keep Zumba-ing!! emoticon

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EMMAEKAY 1/31/2013 12:14PM

    I still sometimes do a double take when walking past a shiny surface... hahaha

Last night, I also caught a glimpse of myself in a Zumba mirror. Red-faced, puffing for air, bits a'jigglin'. And I wasn't embarrassed - I was proud!


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HAPPYERIN 1/31/2013 9:39AM

    You made me smile reading this! I have had the same reaction catching my reflection in the gym mirror -- you know that you're getting healthier, but seeing your full reflection like that is a wonderful surprise when you're on the move! Congrats!

And, I have my own butt pride at the moment too. Gotta love the perks, right?


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MSEMBERSTORM 1/30/2013 7:21PM

    I am so happy for you! That is awesome news. Keep up the great work. Enjoy your pants and the view!!!! You earned it!!!!

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ABEAUTIFULMESS1 1/30/2013 11:52AM

    YAY!!! I love me some yoga pants!!! I would wear them ALL the time if I could!

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AGOALOF150 1/30/2013 10:24AM

    What a great feeling! Way to go!

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EMMACORY 1/30/2013 10:06AM

    emoticon You Rock!

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FATBOTTOMGRL1 1/30/2013 9:46AM

    You crack me up!!! That lady was you~~ it takes away for our brain to click to see ourselves in a differently, after seeing us for one way for so long! Keep up the great work and admire that tush in your new yoga pants every chance you get, you worked too hard not too!


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ADARKARA 1/30/2013 8:08AM

    ha! my step mom just joined Zumba, so I guess she's a resolutionist. =)

Nothing like a good look into the mirror to see how amazing you're looking, right?!

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    You made me laugh. I totally saw that moment in my head. "Omg, that lady!" lol.

Congratualations on being that lady!

I still have some classes on my Zumba card, but don't plan to go back until the class size dies back down. I just wonder how long that will take?

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LISAMG1220 1/30/2013 6:15AM

    :) I totally love moments like that! Yay on the new yoga pants!! My zumba class was crazy last night. About 60 people in a room built for about 40. Close quarters.

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BRADMILL2922 1/30/2013 3:34AM

    That is pretty cool! I have a similar issue myself from time to time. I guess it just takes some time to get a grip on our new reality! Congrats on keeping up with you fitness and being on top of your nutrition!

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SUSANBEAMON 1/30/2013 2:05AM

  and it gets worse as you lose and firm up and change the amount of space you take up. interesting, isn't it?

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