Steve pointed out that I let the 100th day go by without a major celebration. I’ve been so busy the last few days it really didn’t sink in that I’ve been at this for 100 days now. That’s a long time for me to be committed to diet and exercise. The good thing is that it is starting to feel natural. I am finding myself looking forward to moving rather than dreading it. OK, so Mondays and Wednesdays are really, really hard. I still actually love them. Scary, huh?I know I was whining a little bit yesterday. But, based on how sore I am today, I know that I really was pushing myself very hard. And you know what? I like that! I love that I am able to push myself and keep going. Although, I have to admit, I’m really thankful it’s a rest day today. I am seeing an Epsom salt bath in my immediate future.
Sometimes I get frustrated that I can’t seem to lose weight like they do on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. But, they are able to put everything on hold and focus only on exercise. I have a full time job, a full time child, and a ton of obligations that can’t be put on hold. So, when I consider everything I have been able to accomplish in the last 100 days, I’m really, really proud of myself.You have seen the before and current pictures, and know that I’ve lost thirty-three pounds so far. But what you don’t know is all the other benefits I’ve been experiencing:
· My energy is really up
· I can go up the stairs without pulling myself up with the railing
· I am able to wear clothes that I had put away because they were too small
· There is a gap between my tummy and the steering wheel of the car
· My posture is better
· Other than muscle soreness, I have fewer aches and pains
· I am happy when I look in the mirror.
The last one is the best. I had spent so long going between doubting I could ever lose weight and get healthy. Now, I see progress. And, instead of seeing failure in the mirror, I see hope. That is a very good thing.
I am actually really excited to see what I will look like and how I will feel at the end of the next 100 days. With the new gym opening, I have more options for exercise. I just have a really, really good feeling that the best is yet to come.Today’s challenge was just getting out of bed this morning. I’m still not sleeping especially well, and it seems like I just finally got to a deep sleep and the alarm went off. But, it was an office day so I didn’t have any choice. Tonight will be an early night.
Today’s surprise was that I got to talk with a friend I haven’t spoken with in a while. Her life is just as crazy as mine, if not worse. It was nice to take a few minutes and catch up. And, I get to see her tomorrow. That is even better!