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Excuse me, Can I borrow your UMPH?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

So today, my arms hurt. Like a lot. But I consider that a good thing. If they weren't hurting, I wouldn't have a constant reminder that I, Heather the fat chick, did strength training yesterday....and I nailed it! I can so totally do this. The personal trainer at the gym we joined even gave me a cheat sheet for upper body days. I go back tomorrow for my son's session & my lower body session. She says I need to be doing cardio every day & doing upper body once a week & lower body once a week. It doesn't sound easy, but I'm pretty sure I can rock this. If nothing else, my frugal side will have me going to the gym as often as's not like me to spend that much money on something & then not use it. I also had a bit of an epiphany last night while I was doing the machine that works my triceps....I had been eating healthily for days & allowed myself to eat "bad" yesterday for lunch-McDonald's double cheeseburgers minus the buns. Well it hit me....the short term gratification of eating something tasty was totally not worth it when it came to sweating my ass off in the gym & knowing that the work I was doing was just erasing today's mistakes instead of yesterday's. If I hadn't eaten that greasy ball of goodness, I may have actually burned some of the calories that I've been storing up for the apocalypse (ok not really storing it up for that, but that sounds better than admitting I've just gotten lazy and fat)!

So yeah, my arms hurt...but it's a good hurt. I think I'll find a way to incorporate more yummy foods into my everyday diet and still be inside my goal ranges so that I don't binge like I did yesterday. Either way, I think I'm making progress! emoticon

my arms hurt so good!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRIPLEGODDESS 11/7/2013 9:16PM

    Rock on sister! You are truly a champ!

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TINADEE86 11/6/2013 2:25PM

    Keep moving forward . 1 step at a time if you try to take to many you trip and fall. emoticon emoticon

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INNERJETTIC 11/6/2013 10:20AM

    You are moving forward. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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MARGARITTM 11/5/2013 1:07PM

    Nice saying - gotta get me some of that umph!

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ONTHEPATH2 11/5/2013 11:19AM

    Oh sweetie - I'd borrow you my umph - but I can't seem to find it! Thank you so much for the smile and motivation! Mine seem to be hiding with my umph! Going to get outside for a walk on my lunch hour. No more excuses! Thank you again!!! You go girl!!!

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