Being patient is working this time.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

So, the biggest change lately is that I’ve been working out with my friend in the mornings on work days, resting on the weekends. This is our 9th day, and it’s going SO well, I’m just shocked! I was worried I would slack off with her, but the exact opposite happened. I am sweating more, and now finally using the weight machines for strength training.

I haven’t lost any weight, in fact the scale has gone up, but that’s supposed to happen. It means I’m building muscle…which I can’t see it or feel it yet, but it must be there! I made my boyfriend feel my arm where I thought a muscle might be forming and he said “Yeah, there’s something new there.” So funny.

I do have WAY more energy throughout the day. It’s amazing how much better I feel already, and it hasn’t even been 2 weeks. I don’t get so sleepy throughout the day. Now when I’m tired, it’s because I’m working out, not just because I’m out of shape. And I’m happier now too, and so is my friend. It’s been a great help to both of us.

I KNOW that I will see results, I will start losing weight. This time, I’m not so impatient to see the scale move. I know if I keep working hard and eat well, that I WILL lose weight. It feels so possible this time. And I’m not getting discouraged or overwhelmed, which is also a new feeling. And I also feel like I’m working out hard, not just half-heartedly. And it’s all about me, I’m not doing it for anyone else right now, and that’s also pretty good.
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