Saturday, February 11, 2012

measurements, check

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whew..
So, I think I have been saying for a month or so now, that I would indeed take my measurements.  I could see the difference in my clothes and in the mirror, but those pounds are hanging on for dear life.  Damn them...
I think I had to get to a place of comfort, in knowing this is in fact working and my hard work and commitment to the gym is paying off.  So much of the credit I do feel, goes to yoga.  The part that makes me "see" the changes.  Yoga is hard work...sure some of the benefits are the resting poses and de-stressing...and finding your spiritual side....but those strength poses...are hard core.  And when you can go to the next level in them, you find you are sweating up a storm.  So going into this commitment, I might have gasped at the numbers.  I WOULD have...but now, I do wish I measured first.  I would be smiling at these numbers from today.  Knowing I am getting there, made me say today...go and do it!!!
It is a bit daunting to get that tape measure out and do it...but I finally did.  I have my numbers recorded and next month I will do it again.  I did step on the scale again, and lost 2 pounds since the last time...but that was weeks ago.  So for now, I will look at the numbers next month and go from there.  It took a few years to collect these pounds I now carry, so I will not expect them to come off quickly.  As long as they are coming off.  Doing my best each day, with no expectations... that's all!

2 comments:

  1. Dear Kathy,
    Remember that your have been doing a lot of exercise and muscle, when worked, weighs more - so you'll see the difference without losing as many pounds as you think you have. (Wise words from my Dad many years ago haha!)
    x

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  2. I know what you see when you look at yourself and at the scale. And I know we can't stop ourselves from measuring both in weights and in inches. But I do have to say this. Having spent a full beautiful glorious day with you -- you look absolutely amazing!!!! ♥

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