SP Premium
ERINLY

SparkPoints
 

Seeing results.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So, I positive-talked myself into working out yesterday. It felt GREAT! I went to a friend's gym (as a guest) and was using the machines to train my arms. Guess what I noticed? A MUSCLE. I real one. I could actually SEE it. That was really empowering because my arms have been a source of frustration and embarassment for the last several years. They seem to really stand out in pictures. I feel good about making progress on them.

I also ran a "fitness test" on the treadmill. Really, it was little more than running at 4.0 on a 10% incline for 5 minutes. But it said my performance was "excellent." I wouldn't have been able to finish that test a year and a half ago. At all.

While I was jogging, I glanced into the glass and saw a pair of legs. They were mine. And my first thought WASN'T, "Ugh. Those are fat and gross." They looked... well, not bad. Not bad at all.

AND I stepped on the scale this morning-- it said 126.0! I'm not recording it because it's unofficial, but it's motivation to stay on track this week so I'll actually get to log some progress!

Oh-- and the boyfriend is AT A JOB this morning :-D

It's a great day!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • PINKPARASOLLADY
    I'm so happy for you!
    4374 days ago
  • JLHODKINSON
    AT A JOB!!! Yesss!

    I'm glad that you can look at yourself and appreciate your progress instead of picking at your areas that are still under construction. I feel the same way-I like to try to look at the positive. Some days it's harder than others.

    Good for you for getting back into the groove!
    4375 days ago
  • MOVIEFREAK00
    That's great!!! Major kudos to you, sounds like you've got the right motivation to keep you going!!

    Woo Hoo on the unofficial weight loss too!! :)
    4375 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1632775
    Awesome! All your work is paying off! emoticon
    4375 days ago
  • TIFFYLYNN719
    That is GREAT news! Keep up the good work!!
    emoticon emoticon
    4375 days ago
  • HNICOLE25
    Great job on your progress!! Keep it up! I find the more results I see/feel the more motivated I am to workout!
    4375 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.