Non Scale Victories
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I've been reading some awesome Non Scale Victories lately, including some awesome size changes (way to go!!), and it's made me think.
In the last few months (4?) I've been getting back into making fitness a part of my life again, after ~6 months of dead air. It started out slow, with 1 workout, maybe 2 for a while.
In the last 3 months I've met my goal of working out 3 times a week pretty much every week. A couple weeks I did 4 legit workout days.
My weight during this time has remained pretty much the same. I got up and down the same 2 lbs, not including the TOM times.
So, that can kind of get discouraging. Also, I think knowing how even though I'm doing a LOT better in terms of making this part of my life again I remember how OBSESSED I was when I first started my journey and the results I saw.
Here are some things I've noticed that are victories I should celebrate:
-The run I did Monday was 1 billion times more enjoyable than the same run ~2 months ago.
-I reached my old dumb bell chest press record (I think) of 60 lbs last week.
-That I braved the scariest part of the gym, the Bro Pit where the free weights and benches are, for the first time to do that.
-Got to 6 reps of 80 lbs on the lat pulldown machine
-I leg pressed 220 last week (the sled machine kind, that basically is like cheating but I love because I feel so strong)
-I can do a fair number of body weight squats in a row now, many more than ~2 months ago
-I don't get KILLER DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) all the time any more, just kind of a nice soreness that I enjoy
-The fact that I'm legitimately EXCITED that my rec class got extended for 3 more weeks (YAAAY!!)
I think because the rec class I've been doing is very varied, and a lot of the time we aren't doing weights for our max but to incorporate into cardio and do sets, it can make it harder to find track-able improvements.
So yeah. I should feel good about and celebrate these sorts of things, and so should you!!