Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Today marks my 6 months with SP and it feels like a positive one. So while I will not weigh myself tomorrow morning - I promised myself I would only weigh myself once a week to avoid scale obsession - I did my monthly measurements this morning. Here are my results:
Waist: 1/2" this month, 10.5" total
Hips: 2" this month, 9" total
Thigh: 1" this month, 7" total
Arm: 1/2" this month, 2" total
I can really feel it in my hips now. My waist always whittles down first; I am the quintessential hourglass body type, but once my hips start to catch up I can notice differences in clothing, space in seats, etc... This was the first month where I could tell there was less around my hips and the 2 inch difference certainly confirms this. Buckling my seat belt isn't a task anymore either, which is pretty awesome - I just reach down and snap it in; no need to lift up and sneak the belt under me.
I've been experiencing a lot of non scale victories lately too. Perhaps I'm just more relaxed and consequently able to acknowledge these things more readily or things are starting to catch up with me. Either way it's really helping with my confidence. My most recent one was jumping back in the pool yesterday. I was a competitive swimmer for 18 years so being "out of shape" in the water is one of the most disheartening moments for me. I would give myself a bench mark to make it through and muscle on until that mark was meant. Yesterday I dove in with the same mentality, but felt GREAT. My body position was awesome, I was gliding, there wasn't any soreness, and I just couldn't stop. I kept increasing my yardage until I managed 3000 yards in less than hour. It's nothing to brag about if I were in swimming shape, but having dreaded getting in the pool so much, this was a welcomed change and accomplished feat!
6 months has been long and quick all at the same time, but I feel like I'm finally beginning to gain perspective that is healthier as well as a body that compliments it. I'm aware of nutrition, its purpose, and how I'm emotionally connected to it all. I look forward to continuing this journey.