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Non-scale Victories

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

For the past few weeks I have been trying to lose that last 6 pounds (1 pound from my first goal and 5 pounds for my last and final goal). But it just won't seem to budge. At first I was a little frustrated but my size 7 skirt I blogged about on 2/4/12 is loose and when I went shopping last week to buy some much needed fitted clothes, I got size 4s, 5s and 6s and to my surprise several people have actually told me to stop losing weight that I am getting too thin (me too thin, I didn't think I would ever hear that). So I decided to just take those last 6 pounds slow and treat this like a mini-maintenance.

Last week I brought some new fitness DVDs and combined it with the current DVDs to created a two week rotation and what I realized was how much my fitness has improved since I started this journey.

Then I could barely workout 30 min consistently for 3 days a week and now I workout about an hour and 40 min Mon-Fri and an hour and 30 min on Sat.

Then I had to modify my push-ups by doing wall push-up (couldn't even do the girl push-ups yet) and now I joined the 150 push-up per week challenge on one of my teams and I usually do about 170 - 185 "boy" push-ups per week.

Then planks weren't even on my list - when it came time for them I would skip right past it and now - I can do most planks with the best of them and hold them for awhile (there are some that are still challenging I can do them just can't do them for long yet - but just you wait I will conquer all planks).

Then I use to despise squats and lunges but now I not only do my squats and lunges like a pro I actually like them.

When I think about this I realize no scale can judge how fit I am, no scale can put a smile on my face like when I look in the mirror and can actually start to see definition in my abs, arms and legs. No scale can take a person like me who use to think cooking was a curse word and now I cook to ensure I am eating healthy (still not in love with cooking but enjoy it more than I ever have).....and the non-scale victories go on and on.

I love my new healthy lifestyle and I will not let the scale take away my motivation when there are so many non-scale victories I have accomplished. So I challenge all my Sparkpeeps to find your non-scale victories when it seems the scale has taken a vacation and when you think about it, you will start to notice progress from then to now.
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    you said it!!! emoticon
    2229 days ago
  • NEWMOM20121
    I love your blogs. You are so right. I also love what you say on other peoples blogs. Noticed something you said on blue's blog and just wanted to tell you I think you rock. You are just one of those people that make me look forward to visiting the spark people site. Keep up the great work.
    2276 days ago
    Congrats on how far you have come. I know those last 6lbs will eventually go away. Just continue doing what you do. You have so many wonderful NSVs. I think that is awesome that you can do that many push ups, planks, etc. Girl I look up to you on that alone. LOL It's so good to read your blog. It reminds me not to always focus on the scale, but to factor in other things to reflect my progress. You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2277 days ago
    Great blog! Amazing all the progress you can check off when you really sit and look back on it!

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    2277 days ago
    Hello, emoticon

    emoticon you look great! emoticon

    You can do it.. continue on your journey to a healthy new you...

    I have faith that you can reach you goal..Continue to eat healthy...

    You can shed the extra pound off when your ready...

    Good Luck!!

    Peace and Blessing... emoticon
    2278 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/27/2012 9:53:08 PM
    Congrats! Awesome advice!
    2278 days ago
    Wonderful blog. You rock! Thanks for writing and sharing your views.

    I share your views about cooking but I know that I'm eating good and healthy food.

    You will shed those six pounds in no time. Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2278 days ago
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