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In fact, Day 2 was a make or break day.
Plyometrics was the ‘torture du jour’ and this is how I looked. Flabby arms, and ‘loose in the cage.’ Too embarrassed to even show that my face was attached to this torso.
I was in so much pain during and after that workout that I wrote a post entitled, “I Just Want To Puke!” Really classy huh?
But that’s how I felt … so I just had to keep it real.
The next day I was in agony and I smile now as I read, “Oh The Pain.” I remember I couldn’t sit down or take the stairs without yelping in pain.
And then the next day was Yoga.
Boy! I was certainly not a fan of that in the beginning. I still smile when I recall trying to do my first Twisted Triangle Pose. It wasn’t pretty. In fact it was darned near impossible.
And Day 6 brought back painful memories of having to do sports as a kid. Shame and humiliation were constant companions back in those days.
In that post I wrote, “My motivation to lose weight is about never having to go through the indignity of feeling embarrassed about my body again. This time the weight is coming off and it’s coming off for good!”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words …
And I did this without dieting.
I did it without taking shakes, magic pills, potions, lotions and pixie dust. I did it without following some crazy program someone dreamed up when they were standing on their head in a Monastery in Tibet!
I did it simply by healthy eating and doing an excercise (for the most part) I enjoy ツ
What prompted me to take this photo today was to acknowledge how far I’ve come. You see, sometimes what we see in the mirror is not really seen by our eyes. If we’re looking good, sometimes we still see ourselves as we remember ourselves.
Today as I was writing out my affirmations I caught a glimpse of my upper arm as I was writing. And I was astounded by what I saw. Don’t laugh when I tell you this, but it wasn’t jiggling.
A few months before I had been horrified when in a meeting taking notes at a board room table full of men, I caught sight of my upper arm. With every stroke of my pen the blubber on my upper arm was wobbling like jello! I was mortified! How on earth had I let myself get so out of shape?
And today, well there was no jiggle. And that prompted me to take another look at myself. And I saw something different to what I saw 2 days ago.
Weird isn’t it?
And this is just another reason why I beg you to get rid of the scales and the tape measures! They’re not a true indicator of what’s real! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve completely gone off the rails because of a bad reading on the bathroom scales or the tape measure.
What’s important is how we look and how we feel.
At the end of the 90 days I’ll show you how to really measure yourself. And it’s definitely not in the conventional way that’s for sure.
So my friends, I am coming to the end of my 90 day challenge and I have so much to share with you.
Do you remember in the beginning I said, ‘If I can do this, anyone can do this?’
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