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MTC Day 8&9

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Two more days done, and today is a rest day so I think I'll do my long run today. I'm really frustrated with the lack of movement on the scale since I really thought I'd be seeing more results that way, especially given the amount of effort I'm putting in. I can only hope that it's because I'm building muscle and that progress on the scale will come later. I told myself I wasn't going to take my measurements again until I was done the 30 days, but I couldn't resist. I'm seeing a lot of definition in my arms and I'm certainly feeling the muscle in my legs. I have lost some inches off my waist, hips and chest so at least I know progress is being made somewhere. I was disappointed though to see that I hadn't lost anything off my thighs which are the part of my body I'd most like to change.

I've had to make some alterations here and there because I don't have all the required equipment. My hip bones are absolutely killing me today because I had to use my coffee table to lie on to do frog kicks yesterday since I don't have a bench. It would be a lot easier to do this at the gym, but then I wonder if I would be comfortable enough to do this in front of people. So I guess there are pros and cons to both home and the gym.
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  • SARAH_VW
    Thanks for the encouragement and the advice on Oxygen magazine. I've never looked at it before. I've always been intimidated by the really muscular women on the cover, but now that I'm focusing on strength training so much and building muscle I think it would be worth checking out. I'll be sure to pick up a copy of the November issue. Thanks again:)
    4727 days ago
  • WESTSLOPERUNNER
    I could have written this entry myself! It is so hard to stay motivated when you're not seeing the scale move. But then again, you are seeing changes in your body! Go easy on yourself! I know it's easy to say and less easy to do. I can't tell you how many times I use my coffee table for exercise! What a great household piece of furniture. You know, I just joined the gym and was really concerned at the beginning of whether or not I would feel comfortable, and I really have surprised myself. If you don't want to spend that money, I think it's 100% completely possible to work out at home. The magazine Oxygen has A LOT of great exercises you can do at home, and they work just as well! The November issue has really fun ones that I can't wait to try at home.
    4729 days ago
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