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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!
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    I'm so happy for you!
    4374 days ago
    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
    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
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    Awesome! All your work is paying off! emoticon
    4375 days ago
    That is GREAT news! Keep up the good work!!
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    4375 days ago
    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
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