Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I am in awe of what my body is capable of. Yesterday I moved the weights up. I went from lifting 20 pounds to 30 pounds with my arms. This simple move just amazed me, mainly because I had always thought my arms were weak. Afterwards I was sore but nothing I couldn't handle. I have learned to love the soreness.
I can feel my body getting stronger, even if I am not anywhere close to what my goal weight is. I can feel my muscles getting more defined and I can push my body so much further than I could before. I want to feed it healthy food, I want to drink tons of water and I want to take care of it suddenly. Things I never cared about before. I have spent years abusing my body, feeding it junk, emotionally eating, hating it but for the first time ever I am actually falling in love with it. No, I am not where I want to be, no I still want to lose a lot more weight but each time I can up the weights or do a little more cardio without my ankles hurting I feel so much stronger.
These are the little things that truly amaze me. Even if others can't see it, even if others don't understand it, these little things keep me absolutely motivated, they give me hope, they make me believe that losing the weight is actually possible for me. Those are thoughts I have never had before.
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