Things I've learned about myself the past two weeks:
I can throw a full size tire backwards over my head many times in 45 seconds, but I cannot come close to doing one pull up--yet.
I consistently underestimate what I am physically capable of accomplishing, but when challenged or questioned about my ability, I will do it or die trying. I love feeling the mettle within me spark and shine though.
I consistently push my cardio limits as far as I can, and as a result I am enjoying a much lower resting heart rate (46-51). It also means I really have to push myself to get a good cardio workout. I don't allow myself the "easy" route.
I could totally cheat in my Hybrid Fitness class. But I don't. Even though I want to. I paid good money for every second of pain. I'm gonna make sure I get my money's worth. Besides, the instructor doesn't care if I do the exercises or not. They are for MY benefit.
Last week, I scoffed at the instructor's statement that calluses on my hands were a badge of honor. This week, I'm drinking the water. My palms and fingers burn like fire tonight, and I will likely have some blisters tomorrow. It makes me grin like a fool.
Having prepared, healthy food in my refrigerator makes me calm and confident. I don't have the desire to overeat, binge or go "off the reservation." (Why is it I have to keep relearning this lesson?!)
I'm still working on patience. I have to realize I won't get back to Onderland (this time permanently) until mid August. I'm also a muscle building fool lately, so I'm not sure how that will impact the scale. But guess what...I'm okay with that.
I would really love to reach 150 by March 1. But it's just a number. As is the size on the label inside my pants. The second number means more to me than the first. My one gripe? My thighs are growing. I hate when my dress pants cling to my thighs. Repeat to self: My thighs are stronger. My thighs are leaner. My thighs are my powerhouse muscles that will eventually shed their extra fat.
Yes, Dawn. I'm still having my mirror conversations and they are working!
Never Give Up. Pretend someone is trying to take this opportunity away from you. Visualize having to fight for it. Would you make the sacrifices more readily then? Just because its free doesn't mean we should take it for granted. We can never predict what tomorrow will bring or what our options might be at that time.