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Surprise Feeling of Victory

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Yesterday, I went bra shopping. Yep, most of you can probably identify with the terror of this matched only by bathing suit shopping. The mirrors were not kind to me. I was also not kind to myself. My sister gasped at the $500. price tag of a bathing suit to which I responded, "Well I am not putting a $500. swimsuit on a 5 buck body!" I have gained weight from my all-time low a couple of years ago, and I was feeling every pound and inch. Because I work out so much, I also had a bit of a pity party too! My eating habits are still so much better than they were - wah, wah, wah!

Anyhow, today I had a turn around and now I feel great. While in personal group training I noticed that so many people in the group cheated when left to their own devices when doing reps. I wouldn't dream of cheating, I would be cheating myself. Then I noticed myself and only one other person were lifting heavier weights. The final thing was I can now do full-length pushups from my feet not my knees. Today, between each push up I had to tap the alternating shoulder. I completed all the reps of these. When I was surprised my trainer said, "Why are you surprised? You come here regularly and are getting stronger because of it." I don't really compare myself to others but I looked around to get some sort of gage of my progress.

What an emotional roll coaster weight and body image presents! One day I am down, next day up!
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    I'm going to have to try this pushup shoulder tap. It sounds great! I don't think I can do it on my toes though...yet ;-)

    Good for you for never cheating. It happens to me on occassion, but now I'll keep your statement in my head when I do, "You're only cheating yourself."

    Thanks! emoticon emoticon
    2473 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Actually, I am sure that you are worth the $500 bathing suit! You are worth even more than that! It sounds like you have come a long way and you should be very proud of all that you can do. I can do full length push ups but I don't think I could do shoulder taps!
    Keep up the great work and remember that you really are worth so much more!
    2477 days ago
  • LUVS2BIKE101
    2477 days ago
    2479 days ago
    You are being so good to yourself..

    I guess I shouldn't be shocked at $500 for a bathing suit. I see them advertised in catalogs for $50 - 60 for just the bottom or top half...

    And, yes our love hate relationship with ourselves is quite the roller coaster ride. I doubt I will ever get light enough to be able to do floor push ups. But then maybe I will.

    Preparing for the trip? It is coming up pretty soon isn't it.
    Wishing you one fantastic trip... hope to hear some good reports from you !!
    Hugs, Audra

    2479 days ago
    Whoa! a $500 swimsuit??? What was it, encrusted with jewels? Sheesh! On a serious note, way to go on the pushups! You SHOULD be PROUD of what you've accomplished! That's awesome!
    2479 days ago
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