I'm just now getting back into the SP thing after a brief hiatus. My hiatus was spent working, working, working diligently as possible on my venture. It's a 24 hour 7 day a week labor of love. Right now I'm in the process of applying for funding, and that is not easy my friends... hence my hiatus.
But I'm back and I've noticed a few things...
The Heat, My Gosh The Heat!!! - My blood is of the sun (Jamaica), I was born in the sun (California) and I was raised in the sun (Florida). I remember when I was a teen, at a lithe 145 lbs, I used to sit outside in the blazing sun and just LOVE it. I even medidated out in the hot sun. Sunshine and the warmth are vital in my life. If they are gone for too long (like when I endured those NYC winters), I actually ache physically. So when I started to gain weight I noticed that my body was not able to handle the heat so easily. At my highest weight, I could just barely bare the heat. That's one of the things I hated the most. Since I've lost just about 25 lbs. (as of today!), which is a quarter way to my goal, I notice my tolerance building back up. I'm able to be out in the sun in the heat and my body temperature rises initially and then equalizes. Hooray. Because you all know, these summer temperatures are not playing...(lol)!
I Don't Get Sick - Honestly, I really don't get sick at all, ever. My blessings to God that my big body (and big booty) are quite strong and healthy. The one thing I suffer from is allergies. And I haven't had an attack in ages. Even in this ridiculous S Florida area where the pollen count lately is out the ying yang. Woot!
I Guzzle The Water - I've always drank water. I love it. But I had no idea that I would float with it so easily. I drink water now like it's no one's business. It's just the best soothing stuff ever. I keep at it room temperature, which is easier for my, which in turn is why I drink so much. What I'm amazed at is that I now prefer water over pretty much everything. Iced tea, coffee, soda, diet soda, juice, smoothies, you name it. I'll even take it over a mojito nowadays! I will hands down prefer a glass of "water, no ice please" 9 times out of 10. Crazier things have happened.
Run, Forrest, Run! - And just like the man said, "bet you wouldn't believe it, but I run like the wind blows"...lol... I so can! I'm amazed. The other day I had the machine on a 6.0 run at a 1.5% incline, and I was doing it. Wow. Not only that, but I've been doing this Couch to 5k program and I got up to about 4,5 minutes running at a time inside on the treadmill. But the other day I went outside, for the first time, to run early in the morning and I ran for 13 mins straight! What!!! I'm still shocked by that. Now, just two months after starting this run thing, I'm completely addicted to it. I finally get why those people who run everyday run every day or are constantly running marathons. I completely get it. Moral of the story? I'm a runner. And I never knew... until I tried.
What?!? There's Room In Here - Would you believe that my clothes have so much room in them? I'm practically swimming in my black skirt that I wear for work. All the things that hugged my stomach and arms are completely loose and relaxed. And my undies are loose too. I've got room! In there! It's great. My booty is stubborn, so my jeans are still tight, but not as much as before. Plus apparently that's all the rage so whatever...(:P) Progress!
No More Chubby Cheeks - I have a major babyface. I look like I'm 15 when I'm actually closer to 30. High school boys always hitting on me... and not well I might add...lol. Anyway, I don't mind at all. However, gaining the weight added chubby cheeks. Boo. But I think they're finally toning down. I wonder if I have any cheekbones under there? Hmm...
My Fat - I've learned about my fat...(lol). That sounds so awful. But you know what I'm saying. I lose weight in my belly first....and last in my lower body. The progression along the way includes fat loss in my face and chin and then my arms and back. Then follow my hips, saddlebags and thighs. And finally, the most stubborn of all, my behind. I should name it "Bertha" like Ruby...(lol). I am an hourglass for sure.
The Life Sentence - Perhaps the best thing I've learned more than anything else is that this really is for life. I feel it. I'm a slow mover and that works because everything for me was changing one thing at a time. But now I look forward to continuing the journey, simply because I know, it's a good journey to be on for life. And doing it one thing at a time makes it all feel possible, for life.
So just wanted to share. I hope you all have noticed the positive changes for yourselves too. Tell, Tell! :P
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