Taking a look at how far I've come, not how far I have left

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I joined a BL contest at my gym and had my monthly weights and measures last week. I came out of it beating myself up and letting the attitude I felt I was given from the trainer running it really get me down. Now, it wasn't bad really, I was just wanting more than what I had. I was down 5lbs from the month before when we started, but my fat percent was up and there was very minimal change in inches.

After a nice cry and positive talk with MY trainer, I realized how far I have come in the last 9 months and that I was not going to let that woman's attitude get me down.

Since the end of July 09 I have:
*lost 3olbs!
*participated in 2 5k's. Did not run the entire time with either, but the second was completed in just under 42 minutes
*ran in those 2 5k's! I never would have attempted that in the past!
*come to view 30 minutes of cardio as a light workout
*gained a positive attitude about things
*can lift over 240lbs with my legs!
*can bench press more than the bar the weights go on
*can keep up with my kids on walks
*drag my friends out for walks or to the gym, not the other way around
*walked up and down the Strip in Vegas. yes, I was tired at the end of the day, but I was not wanting to take sitting breaks every 20 minutes or so
*I can walk up the steps in my house without holding on and without huffing and puffing
*I can give my 5'2 100lb 11 year old a piggy back ride
*I can carry my42lb 6 year old up the steps to bed
*my balance has gotten better
*I am willing to try new exercises and then judge how hard they are, instead of just saying I can't and not trying at all
*I can do an hour on the AMT at the gym. I remember when 10 minutes just about killed me ;)
* I don't count grocery shopping or cleaning my house as cardio anymore ;)

I know that there is a lot more I can now do, but this is what I can think of for now.

I have been steadily losing for 9 months, I am not going to see the big number drops that the people in the contest that are just starting out are because I am past that stage.

I just need to take it one day at a time and not the let numbers, or others attitudes get to me! I can do this and I will do this!!!
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    You have come a long way with a great list of accomplishments. You can't measure yourself against someone else, just focus on you, and YOU are doing fabulous. Keep up with all the good work. emoticon
    4081 days ago
    Fantastic job! What a great way of looking at your accomplishments! You should be so proud of yourself!
    4081 days ago
  • MAGA99
    WOW u do inspire me
    4082 days ago
    Wow! What great accomplishments. It is hard not to absorb someone's negative attitude, but it sure is to your advantage and you have a great way of doing it.
    4082 days ago
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