More body changes
Saturday, February 09, 2008
It's interesting to me that now that I've done a full week on a VERY tough (for me) workout schedule, I'm still not seeing a proportional weight loss.
But I'm certainly FEELING the difference. Tons of energy (I always have been upbeat and energetic, so now I'm like the energizer bunny), much better sleep - I sleep through the night most nights now - like I used to do 5+ years ago. :)
Best of all is my waistline and my thighs - both are getting significantly smaller, and I can feel the muscles in my legs just by tensing them. Wow - I guess I put on muscle FAST. I don't plan to sabotage that, believe me.
Last night, I put on one of my straight-cut nightgowns from India - it's an XL in Indian sizing (the women there are all as short as I, and a LOT more slender!). This used to be really tight around the upperarm and so rarely got worn - more of an EMERGENCY-I-haven't-done-laund
ry-in-a-couple-of-weeks nightie. Well, it fits! It's still not loose in the sleeve as I'd like, but it's no longer uncomfortably tight. I can actually run a finger around the rim of the sleeve now, between my arm and the sleeve.
Yay. And this morning I tried on my "interview-suit" - a gorgeous creation from Ann Taylor that I bought in New York at my lowest weight in the past 8 years, and that was 2 years ago. Well, in November the pants wouldn't zip, and the jacket wouldn't go on over my shoulders (I was afraid of busting a seam, so I didn't push it). Now? It fits. The pants zip nicely, though there is still a bulge. The jacket fits and buttons. From the front it looks great. From the back, not so good: it has one of those little vent-like things on the jacket back right at the bottom: that flares out like a little fan. :) I guess I'll have to wait until my bottom is a little smaller before I can wear this suit in public again, but BOY, that's motivating!
So, here's to inching my way down. I love what's going on with my body: I no longer am afraid to fail - I simply know that I won't! It's all in MY own head, after all, and all I have to do is to change strategies if one particular one isn't working.
This week, I'm looking forward to getting into swimming again - I'm self-taught, so I swim "funny", but I love to swim. Just haven't done it in about 10 years. :) Time to start again and give myself that little extra boost of "whee, isn't this exercising thing FUN" so I keep enjoying the journey.
It's Saturday, and it's almost 10:30 - I guess I'd better be off to the gym now. :)