Wednesday, March 20, 2013
My weigh in day is Wednesday. I like its center, Wednesday I mean; it's half way through the work week and a comfortable distance from (and before) the weekend. And lately it's really been brightening my week.
Last week I realized I was comfortably losing 1 - 2 pounds a week, just like the great Spark Guy intended. It was the first time I believed my goal to be tangible and, most importantly, attainable through a simple, healthy lifestyle: no gimmicks, no sacrifices, no weird habits (other than my new affinity for blogging). Not to mention each time I incorporate something new (cardio, lifting, etc...) my body has responded spectacularly. I brought strength training into the mix at the end of last week, and maybe it's coincidence or just hardwork rewarded, but I lost a touch more than my 1 - 2 pound average, bringing me to a total weight loss of 30 pounds in 2 1/2 months!
It's nice to see results on the scale because I'm not really seeing results with my clothes, which is mostly because I had gained enough weight that I was only wearing yoga pants, sports bras, etc... So they conform to my body with about a 40 pound range...... But here comes the best part of my day today:
A colleague said to me, "You look good. So happy and well rested."
That meant the world to me. I realize she might be connecting it to weight loss, but that wasn't what she said. It was my disposition. She described me as happy and well rested! Those are not qualities one would use to describe me - especially not at work. But here I was emitting the vibe of "happy and well rested". It got me thinking that while I don't always see the changes through my very bias glasses, I am making them, and it turns out that with those thirty pounds went the bags under my eyes and a few frown lines.