ooohhh! quadzilla!! (update/progress pics)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I officially decided not to run the half. I know I could do it easily but with this calf pain lately I really don't want to to chance pushing it when my calf has been so irritated. . That being said, I sense there will be alot of spinning in my near future. I really hope this clears up quick because I'd much rather be out running the trails than stuck on the spin bike... I've been meaning to take my bike out on the trails more, but it's been so hot and humid I haven't had much of a chance. (sorry, dad)

wednesday's yoga class went phenomenal. I rehashed an old routine and switched things up a bit, my goal was to really challenge the class and show them something different. I felt like it was a pretty solid yoga work out but I was not expecting the reaction I got. Through the entire class there was just this energy and I felt really connected to the class. Even in the meditation there was just this feeling of complete peace whereas normally there's one person that feels awkward and somehow you can just tell. After our namastes everyone burst out in applause. One of the guys even came up and shook my hand and told me what an amazing class it was. As I was packing up everyone kept coming up to me with the most amazing compliments. My boss said some really nice things as well. It was so incredible to get reactions like this. I mean i've gotten compliments before but this was on a completely different level. I'm going to be modest because I was just doing what I do but it was crazy cool.

I feel like I did pretty good with my eating and work outs all week. Of course there's always room to improve (which I will) but I stayed pretty much on track. although according to the scale I maintained, which is fine, I was really bloated at the beginning of the week so I figured it'd take me a week to get back to normal. All the more reason to work extra hard next week right? You guys know I don't like to rely on the scale anyway. I know there's been some subtle changes in my body composition so regardless of what the scale says I think I've been doing good.

anyway I figured I'd post some 'progress pictures' just to let you guys see where I'm at, since I haven't really done that in awhile. I feel like I'm not a whole lot smaller but I think there is a huge difference in my body composition, mainly more muscles.

Yes, I have some legs and a butt, I'm not ashamed of them, they get me through my squats and power me through any work out.

Love the tan lines. huge difference in the chest and arm muscles.

don't mind my silly face.

the weird thing for me is looking back at pictures from this time last year and seeing my 'noodle arms'. My arms have gained quite a bit of muscle and tonage, I can't even imagine having such small arms anymore.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You look amazing! You have zero tummy. I envy that flat tummy :)

    And congrats on the great class. I don't think most people realize how much instructors put into their classes. Sme of mine are emotionally draining because I feel like I have to give so much energy. Then others I fly outta there on a high because it was so much fun. It's so cool. Think about what a gift you gave each participant through that class.
    2428 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by ICHBINDOOF