After the doctor, I went straight to the gym for a personal training session. It was fabulous! Because the workout is different than what I am used to, I was really able to see things that I just hadn’t noticed before. I can kick my leg a LOT higher than I thought I could. Sitting on a stretch bench, I can stretch my hamstrings a lot further than I can when sitting (and my belly gets in the way.) These are little things, but really make me realize that all my hard work really is paying off. I might not see the gains I expect to see, but I am improving.Even better was the fact that I was stronger than you would think just looking at me. I was able to do three sets of squat rows, some lunge/chest press combinations, and even a kettle bell/squat exercise. I love surprising myself by doing more than I think I can! Even those painful looking ropes you see on TV? I did those! Just in four 15 second bursts, but I did them! I am so proud of myself tonight.
But, the best part is that I really feel like I am ready to go to the Biggest Loser Resort this weekend. My knee is feeling fine, even after the workout. Mentally and physically, I feel strong. I just have this feeling that I can do this, and I will do better than I hope. Now, it might sound like I am putting unreasonable expectations on myself and this one week vacation. That’s not it at all. I feel like I am finally giving myself credit for all this work so far, and acknowledging that it’s working. Have I mentioned, I feel amazing?