So today was weigh-in day. Not really a good thing today--2 pounds gained. While I'm disappointed in that, I've been on this journey long enough (and down this particular road often enough) to know that I will gain weight at some point and time. And yeah, it's a little discouraging to see the gain so early on, but I know that next week I'll be..well, visited by a red-headed cousin. I also ate a pretty sodium-heavy meal the last two nights, so I probably was a bit bloated. Add to that the fact that I just started exercising this week and my body is adjusting to be far more active than I have been in months, and, well...I'm just waiting it out. :)
It was reassuring in some ways to read from Chapter 3 of "The Spark" today when I was on my lunch break. In that particular chapter, Chris Downie addresses some of the issues people have with changing their diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle in general. One of the things he talked about was how people get started, but run into a bump in the road (or a full-out road block) and they give up.
And I know that this time around, I don't want to be that person. It was reassuring to know that my attitude this morning about my gain was not unhealthy in anyway. Basically, I just took the gain for what it was and went back out to exercise and still have eaten healthy today. :)
What I found amusing about my other measurements today is that the 0.5 inches I lost from my neck and my waist (0.25 inches each) went to my hips. Perhaps they're literall melting down my body? heehee
So, I decided that since I have (thus far) met all of the goals I've set for the month and the week, I decided to give myself a little treat. I used my Satin Lips set from Mary Kay and did a little pampering for my lips. I followed that with a "Satin Hands" treatment and now my hands feel incredibly soft.
Today was also known as Microdermabrasion day--a special little facial treatment that Mary Kay offers. My skin feels so good today because of all the pampering I've done.
And I, for one, feel much more relaxed and not at all phased by the gain that I woke up to this morning.