Friday, January 16, 2009

Inchloss UPdaTED!

So I made some progress.  I've lost 9 lbs!  WHOO Fringing HOOO!  Also, checking with the latest stats, I have lost 18 inches!  Now that is some progress!  Even in the time of stress and doughnuts in my face, I've preserved and made it through the holidays.  Today despite stressful days ahead, I have something positive to look towards.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Motivators ->Veruca, Cass and Focusing on the tiny

On the way to work today I was thinking of different blog suggestions I could use.  Motivation is key to my success and I was thinking of things that help me go each day and continue on this quest.  First one, that came to mind from I don't even know where, was Veruca Salt.  You know the character from Willy Wonka who turned into a giant blueberry?  Yeah, that's the one.  One year a friend suggested I be Veruca Salt and that my boyfriend at the time could be Willy Wonka.  I didn't immediately remember who she was and hadn't seen the movie in a decade or so.  She told me, that it was the girl that was the giant blueberry.  My heart deflated and I was hurt beyond the expression that I had on my face.  I decided against that costume.  I can have fun with myself but being related to a giant blueberry was a bit above and beyond where I wanted to go.  So, to motivate myself, it is to keep reminding myself that if I stay true to my myself and my workout plan, I will eventually loose that ability to remind people of a giant blueberry.  Or a sumo wrestler, giant bumble bee and might just make it into a sexy costume column instead.  

Second thing that comes to mind is Cassandra.  She has came to work out with me every week for a while now and I've really come to appreciate it.  Even if we're both tired, working out with someone else really makes it work.  I might be tired but I'm going to get through it and might get even further with someone else pushing me.  I started Strength  training because of her and although it's only been a couple of weeks it has really helped out in many, many ways.  And so comes the third motivator.  

Focusing on the tiny.  Not a tiny waist but tiny things that are changing for the positive.  Like, my legs don't fall asleep when I'm on the elliptical any longer.  Like I can appreciate my calves again.  Like I have fat rolls again.  O.k. so why would I appreciate fat rolls?  Well, when your as fat as I was, it's one big roll.  It's now changing to a little bit smaller and multiple rolls instead of a big one.  I like that!  It means progress.  Also the strength training has helped me be stronger in almost everything I do.  I get up off the bus and I don't have to take double steps down the stairs any longer.  That always make me feel old and disabled.  Now I go down like a normal person.  Happy Happy day!  So it seems like everyday almost, I find little things that change in my daily existence that keep me moving.  Now if I can find a healthy cupcake...