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Every muscle in my body is sore...ouchie!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I'm sore all over. My workouts this week have been really hardcore. Monday and Wednesday I went to my Abs class and a class called "Tone & Flex" that had me doing pushups, lunges, plie squats, burpees, and using free weights to work every muscle group. Also, glute exercises on the floor. Ouchie, my achin' butt.

Tuesday and Thursday I went to "Adventure Bootcamp" class. We did suicide runs, pushups, lunges, jumping jacks, ab exercises, etc. etc. It was hard. REALLY hard.

I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone this week and it is really tough! I feel so unfit next to all of the people in these classes. After that 5K I felt like a total bada$$ so I thought I'd take it to the next level. Taking these classes made me realize how FAR I really have left to go. I look in the mirror at home and I think I look pretty good. I look in the mirror in the fitness room while standing beside all of these slender, fit people and I look like what I really am - a woman who is obese. Yep, I'm still obese. I have lost 80 frickin' pounds and I still have about 75 to go. It's overwhelming! But at least now I'm actively trying to get to my goal.

And looking on the bright side, I have less than 100 pounds to go! I've lost 26% of my original body weight.

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    You have made HUGE progress! Don't even think about comparing yourself in this class to how you felt after that 5k. This is just a new thing for your body, a new event, that's all! And one you will tackle soon. That class sounds scary to me!
    Congrats on finishing it.
    You're my hero this week for sure!
    3368 days ago
    You really are amazing! Congrats!
    3368 days ago
    You are a RockStar!

    3368 days ago
    good for you for doing this - and just a small thing to remember - you have no idea where any of those so called 'skinnies' started in their journey...

    Keep up the great work!
    3369 days ago
    You might not be where you want, but you're also not where you were in the beginning and that's certainly something!!!
    3369 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 11:34:05 PM
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    That darn mirror. I know exactly what you're talking about! No mirrors in the Pilates studio: I feel fabulous, strong. Mirrors in Zumba studio: oh, dear, look at those thighs, I'm embarrassed. Mirrors in belly dance studio: I'm bigger than most of them (and twice their age) but I move well and feel great.

    You are doing what you need to do, working awesomely hard, so you deserve
    3369 days ago
    Hey - you've made some awesome progress busting your a$$ (literally and figuratively)! Way to go!

    And... the mirrors at the gym are evil - I think they are purely a distraction! You can't HELP but compare your figure, dance moves, whatever with everyone else!

    You are awesome. I wish we could work out together - you are hustling!

    3369 days ago
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    80 frickin pounds is really something to be proud of!!! Way to go and way to go pushing yourself and gaining confidence to try those new classes. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3369 days ago
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