I'm at peace with this today.
I was contemplating as I waited for the scale to reveal its verdict this morning. It was a quick revelation, really. I have this 275 number in my head that I keep saying over and over again like some meditative mantra. I was so focused on it in fact that I totally let another realization slip right by.
I have lost 20 lbs since March. 20 LBS!!!!! I am very happy right now. I just updated my weight tracker (from skinnyr.com at the bottom of this blog) and my trend line is steadily decreasing. Twenty lbs ago, I was 3 little lbs away from 300 lbs. Today, I'm lighter than I've been since 2005. Awesome!
So, yesterday was the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year. I celebrated by sweating my ass off in Concierge Gym. (Yes, that is an indirect way of saying I didn't go to Yoga. Screw Yoga. At least for now). I was only able to get 20 minutes logged on the elliptical (it was too hot; I was having problems keeping my breathing controlled) but I also got in 30 hard minutes on the circuit machines. I pushed myself a little more on the thigh one (feeling a little "groin groan" today) and had some really good sets on the back pushing machine and it's partner. I don't know what they're called, but supposedly they work out the back muscles. They feel like a funky sit-up or crunch machine to me. I wasn't able to get to the arm workouts because my clothes were soaking wet. Seriously, I could almost wring my shirt out.
I'm considering some skimpier workout clothes. I fully understand now why everyone wears tiny little things and why most of the time they're skin tight. It's easier to work out. And cooler. I had rolled up my capri JMS (that's Just My Size) cotton workout bottoms and rolled my sleeves up of my two-sizes-too-big JMS Tee and tucked them into my fantab sports bra (Champion @ JMS.com). I really considered stripping my uppers to just said sports bra. Maybe not considered, but just serious wishful thinking.
I'm committed to @SuziStorm's Crunchy Crackhead Craziness and Gun Show. It involves doing crunches and push-ups which started on Sunday. Truth be known, I've not done either, yet. I don't do them ever. At all. So, my goal is to get a set in this week. Just one. I'm working up to it. I am really hoping tonight'll be the night. I don't think I'll be hitting the gym tonight in that heat, so I'll have no excuse but to participate in the mayhem. I don't have the best of lower backs, so I'll be placing a pillow just above my butt to lay on. I don't think that's cheating, is it? It doesn't matter, I'll be doing it anyway.
Ok, I'm signing off now.
Twenty LBS lighter.