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"You look like one of those super fit people" (with pics)

Monday, March 04, 2013

Says my boyfriend. Clearly, I'm flattered, because that's kind of what I'm aiming for. However, he also went on to say it may be my workout outfit:

and the way he said one of "those" super fit people. Oh boys. I'm probably over-analyzing. What does that even mean anyway? People make judgments whether you are fat/thin/fit/somewhere in the middle, wherever. I know he didn't mean anything by it, but it did get me thinking. Is that what I want people to perceive me as? One of "those" super fit people or someone who is just overall healthy, because in my mind, there's a difference. I think, of course I want to be perceived as that! But if not, I will take looking and being healthy.

Another thing I've been trying to work through if you all recall is my attitude towards my body, and specifically my arms. Yeah, yeah, everyone tells me I have awesome abs and I appreciate it, but that's just how I'm built, I'm one in a million who doesn't carry weight there and abs have always come somewhat naturally for me. My arms on the other hand, do not, and they are whats out on display the majority of the time, and in my mind, makes me look bigger than I know I actually am because they seem disproportionate to me. Anyways, here's my previous blog about this issue in case you want to read more, but I don't want to dwell on it too much:

When I worked out yesterday (Jillian's No More Trouble Zones) it was basically all arms and abs, and my arms felt so buff and strong afterword I had to relish it in a moment that maybe, just maybe, my arms were getting there:

I was not good over the weekend. I think my crankiness from last week got the best of me :( We had pizza Friday which just means more pizza for leftovers. ugggh. we LOVE pizza. we've been "good" about only getting it once a month but now writing that out I'm embarrassed because that still seems like way too much. I just have little motivation to cook, especially on weekends, and I'm stuck in a protein + veggie for dinner rut that's getting old. However, I did make this recently which came out delish and I'd make again:

turkey breast with craisin compote and sauteed swiss chard. I baked the turkey just like you would chicken breasts, with just a little salt&pepper and herb for seasoning, then I reduced the craisins with a little maple syrup and orange juice and sauteed the swiss chard with olive oil & garlic, salt&pepper. pretty simple actually and delish!

Finally, I spent a lot of time this weekend making jewelry. Should I have been more productive? yeah probably, but it's something I get a lot of enjoyment out of and if I want to spend all day on a Saturday doing it I'm not going to regret it. Here are a few of my pieces:

Have a great day and week everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LLBLOVER 3/4/2013 7:39PM

    You've got awesome definition in your arms, girl! Way to go! And very cute jewelry, by the way!

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EMMYLOU010409 3/4/2013 6:39PM

    My arms are a huge deal to me, too. Mine are just... blugh. So congrats on getting definition in yours; that's so great! :)

Boyfriends say certain things that are truly well-intentioned, but come off to us as--- wait, what? Hold on. What do you mean by that?

I'll spare my boyfriend the slight embarrassment, but lets just say his "compliment" of me had to do with not-so-small hips and not very plump lips.

Instead of freaking out over his rather backwards compliments (I knew he was sincere in his affection), I just took a deep breath and thought, He loves me no matter what I look like; he accepts me no matter how I am.

I bet your boyfriend is floored by how well you're doing with your workouts and all your great results.

I know we're all impressed here in SparkLand!

Keep up the amazing work! Soon your arms will get just as many compliments as your abs. You're doing great!

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CHEMCHIC2006 3/4/2013 4:19PM

    I wanna be one of those super fit people!! (Who wouldn't? lol) but health is always #1. Definately feel blessed.. Abs are hard to keep pudge off of.. so many people would kill for that trait. As for your arms- they don't look disproportionate- definately in your head. Plus, no one's looking at you're arms.. they're looking at your abs ;)

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AUTUMNBRZ 3/4/2013 3:30PM

    I am aiming to look like one of "those" people..LOL Haters be d@mned! :) You look great and you work hard to look the way you do.

We all have trouble spots. I have 2-my abs and my arms. I have 3 if you count the fact that I have no arse. It is big and flat when I am fat and small and flat when I am in shape. LOL What I wouldn't give for a cute round little booty ;)

Be proud. (P.S. it is NOT the outfit-you look awesome!!)

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RYDERB 3/4/2013 2:13PM

    Any way you look at it, you look fabulous! Your jewelry is really cute! I'd love to have a talent like that. emoticon

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CLRWILLIAMS25 3/4/2013 12:14PM

    Well, you do look like a super fit person, and that is AWESOME! You should be proud! He is a guy, so he probably has no idea that there were some secret hidden messages you've been reading from his comment.
As far as the pizza goes, I think once a month is a perfect amount. I think once a week may be a bit indulgent, but once a month is fine.
Your jewelry looks so pretty! I think it's great that you took some "me" time. Your sound much more refreshed in your blog!

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BONOLICIOUS2 3/4/2013 10:11AM

    Everyone is so judgmental my goodness! Do you like how you look? Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? Do you love yourself? All that matters!

You rock in like all aspects of life, from my perspective though. Amazing bod, amazing food skills, and AMAZING jewelry skills! Are those for sale?!

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SHMARA 3/4/2013 9:32AM

    You look great, your arms look toned and amazing! I totally get it, I can do squats and lunges all day to work on my legs, but instead get a six pack. And there is nothing wrong with being one of "those" people, since being fit is clearly not a bad thing!
Your jewelry is super cute too. You are clearly quite a talented lady!

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    Nothing unproductive about making jewellery!

Your arm are looking good! You've got visible muscle definition!'

I've been super-off my food plan, and I have to get back on track. I don't even know how much weight I've gained over the last week. :( Grief is hard to fight without food.

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HAYBURNER1969 3/4/2013 9:14AM

    My first thought was, "What incredible abs!!" I will never have abs like that, no matter how hard I try, so I understand your frustration with the arms. I'm the opposite; my arms look great really quickly (even though I'm not super strong, as a tiny woman - I think the most I ever benched was 60 lbs.)

Anyhow, when people make comments about being one of "those" people (I'm a distance runner)... it either means they admire you or they are jealous. I am sure your boyfriend is the former. :) Even if it's someone who is jealous, well, maybe sometime down the road they will look to you for inspiration rather than trying to bring you down. You are doing a great job.

And your jewelry is beautiful. I'd say you were productive yesterday! And the bonus was you enjoyed what you produced. Have a wonderful day! :)

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