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You Don't Define Me Anymore

Thursday, June 06, 2013

My 'jogging in the morning' streak ended at two days. Not for lack of want. I woke up this morning, ready to go outside and find my bliss. When I stepped on the scale, my eyes focused themselves on a new low. 172.8 lbs. I was overjoyed and ecstatically pumped my fists.

Then I decided to stay indoors.

Let me explain. I love cardio. I love seeing my weight get lower and lower. I will freaking throw a huge party if I can get to my current goal weight. However, I'm not overly concerned with my weight at this time. I'm in the healthy range for the first time in my life, so I'm focusing now on toning and tightening.

It's sort of a weird feeling. I spend this whole journey thinking LOSE WEIGHT!!!! And now, my only thought is getting things to not jiggle. I would love to have more definition in my arms (and to lose those flabby wings) and for my inner thighs to not keep waving to and fro after my legs have stopped (I know you know what I'm talking about). My belly has major tightening up to do on the horizon.

I'll do the jogging three mornings a week, but the other two will be spent working on core and strength training exercises. I'll get my hikes in on Saturdays and/or Sundays to keep training for the Rugged Maniac. But I need to focus on all areas as opposed to one three-digit number.

Let's face it, that number itself doesn't do this journey any justice. It doesn't show the blood, sweat and tears that we've experienced. It doesn't show the exuberance or disappointment we've faced.

That number doesn't define my journey anymore. My dedication, grit and determination do.
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TERRIJ7 8/27/2013 4:45PM

    About those thighs waving...yeah, I get that. I've got a long way to go--still can't love the cardio, but like the results.

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JMB2LOSE 6/25/2013 3:07PM

  Great job on keeping your focus on the reight things!

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KARENE10 6/15/2013 5:14PM

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MARYRUN1 6/15/2013 2:15PM

    AWESOME :) Great healthy lifestyle !!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 6/12/2013 4:03PM

    You have such a great attitude.... Go get them, and may the jelly legs stop!!!

Best,
J


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FUNLOVEN 6/9/2013 8:49AM

    Good for you emoticon This gives all something to pause over and think about. Thanks for all the sharing you do emoticon

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GEORGE815 6/8/2013 1:18AM

    Glad you feel good about your weight. Many people don't.

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CATLADY52 6/7/2013 4:32PM

    emoticon You've done well so far and have the will to make the changes needed to reach your goals. emoticon

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LEWILL1982 6/7/2013 4:03PM

    I wrote a similar blog yesterday but you are so right! The scale does not reflect our blood, sweat and tears (though sometimes the scale brings on tears). Great job and congrats on your healthy range!

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ALLIEALLIE2 6/7/2013 2:08PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 6/7/2013 1:08PM

    Way to go!!! You're doing awesome and have a PERFECT game plan!

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AMBER281 6/7/2013 10:49AM

    Way to go!

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JAIMESIZED 6/7/2013 10:10AM

    I loved this blog, it's so true. The numbers on the scale SHOULD'NT define our journeys. Congratulations on how far you've come :)

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CHANGINGSAM 6/7/2013 9:52AM

    Congrats on the new low!

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K-AUSTIN 6/6/2013 10:35PM

    Congrats on your progress! Sounds like a great plan.

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/6/2013 9:41PM

    Good for you!

Strength is the best! And you will still get your cardio in. Plus, I think you'll tone up and still lose weight even with less cardio. Keep eating right, keeping your healthy habits and your body will find its happy weight.
Love that you're not focusing on the scale, but on your overall health.
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JORDAN1019 6/6/2013 9:41PM

    Way to go!! You've reached an impressive milestone and toning is just as important as cardio in my opinion. Can't wait to hear how it goes... emoticon

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LADYJ6942 6/6/2013 9:05PM

    Beautifully stated. I've been working with Dungeon Strength and Condition and all the exercises we do are body weight, resistance band or kettlebel driven and I'm seeing things tone and tighten. Not sure I'll get rid of the bat wings all the way at my age but hey what I get is worth it because I made it.

Good luck

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ANGIEN9 6/6/2013 8:41PM

    Way to go!! Sounds like a good plan.


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TORIAMAE 6/6/2013 7:55PM

    Great job with the numbers and adjusting your program to fit your goals!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/6/2013 7:52PM

    emoticon Strength is just as important as cardio and pounds. Glad you are in the normal range. You must be tall. Wish I was tall sometimes.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/6/2013 7:28PM

  I want you to know something as a fact. Running, walking and jogging work your entire body especially if you walk with Leslie Sansone along with all your other running, walking and jogging.

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MELROSE13 6/6/2013 7:23PM

    Great job..and congrats on reaching that weight, though you are not using numbers anymore, that number helped you realize it was time to change things up a little..so it is still a good "compass" to use in your journey. The running and strength training combined will be a great combo for you! WAY TO GO!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 6/6/2013 6:55PM

    This is beautiful! I DO know what you mean by the whole tightening of the jiggly parts. I'm beginning to resemble a Sharpei. Another Sparker suggests that if we lose enough, the fat clinging to the inside of the skin goes away and allows the skin to snap back into place. I don't know about all that, but Strength training to tone your muscles and core seems like an EXCELLENT idea.

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KBRADFORD88 6/6/2013 6:50PM

    Awesome. If you've never tried it look into Jorge cruise . His stuff is quick but effective.
Good luck!

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MOM-MOM8 6/6/2013 6:30PM

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BRADMILL2922 6/6/2013 5:38PM

    That is true! This is much more than just about the 3 numbers that pop up on the scale.Good on you to recognize that and focus on your overall health!

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STARLIGHT615 6/6/2013 5:34PM

    emoticon !!!! I tend to HATE the scale!! it never shows how I actually feel (unless its gone in the wrong direction alot) But my body certainely shows how I am feeling!! like I started les mills combat (again) on Monday and I FEEL Great I am starting to see definitiion but I am sure come tomorrow (weighin day) the scale will not show me HOW I FEEL!!!

YOU are doing FANTASTIC!!!

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