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:
*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!!!