This morning was going to be weights (that’s what #elf4ealth calls for) but once I got to the gym, I really felt like getting in some miles. 3 miles on elliptical followed by 2.5 on the treadmill. Right as I was finishing my workout. I friend who I haven’t seen in a bit popped over to say hello! She blogs to you can visit her blog here.
Our conversation though really got me thinking. She was saying she is frustrated with working out and not seeing the results on the scale. I shared that foursquare let me know that I’ve been the mayor of my gym for 25 weeks and I’m feeling like I’m in the same rut. I’m working out, I’m changing it up, I’m eating healthy and I’m also not seeing results. I know I’ve hit a plateau that I need to power through, but it’s still frustrating.
After we said goodbye she went to finish her workout and I hit the row machine. While rowing my mind was just a wondering mess. Have I really been working out for 25 weeks and noticed no changes? My husband will tell you I’ve reached my awkward stage of weight loss, where I’m getting flabby as I lose the fat under my skin. My arms and tummy area right now are a painful sight. So I guess that’s progress, my clothes fit better, some are even too big…did I really just tell another human I’m not noticing any changes?
It’s so easy to get sucked into self body hate. And I just caught myself in it. Loosing weight has always been my end goal but I want other things too! I don’t want to be skinny and unhealthy. I want to be fit and strong.
My body can do some pretty amazing things that before this journey it never would have even known about. It can run 13.1 miles, it can squat 95 pounds (and working on more), and it does so when I ask it too! My body didn’t get flabby and out of shape overnight and I shouldn’t expect it to bounce back in a day. I wasn’t a very nice person to my body. Over the years I have gotten it drunk, not feed it properly, withheld precious sleep from it, and I’ve never been great about rehydrating it.
THAT WAS until recently I’ve made a conscious decision to change my ways. I’m sleeping, I’m eating MUCH better, I’m trying to drink 100 oz of water a day and I’ve cut back considerably on alcohol. It’s impossible to ask my body to be a size 2 and perfectly toned after 25 weeks when I’ve been working against it for years. I’m ending the body hate here!
Thanks body you’re the only one I have and I’m excited about the steps we are taking together to get to the above goal! 😉 Sorry for hating on you today, I lost my mind for a minute!
I LOVE YOU BODY!
Since my elf challenge for the day is weights, it looks like I’ll be pulling off this workout later this evening! Nothing like 2adays!
Question of the Day: Have you been guilty of body bashing? Do you catch yourself doing it?