Keeping My Head Up

Hi Folks

All is well with me these days. Sorry I’ve neglected to check in recently so let me quickly give you a recap of what’s been going on with me.

Nutrition:
I’m still packing my meals every Sunday and it generally consists of chicken, veggies, brown rice or a sweet potato for lunch, eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, snacks that have a fruit or a veggie with a protein. This can get pretty dull but if I want to see the results that I want I have to keep it up.

Fitness:
As I previously mentioned, I am doing Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-eason-livefit-trainer.html ). I’m in week three and I couldn’t be more thrilled with my results. In three short weeks I have discovered that I am so much stronger than I ever thought. I actually am really starting to see biceps and triceps. I almost died when I looked down and saw the very beginning stages of a quad through the layer of fluff that covers my legs. 🙂

Weight/body:
I’ve lost a few, well four to be exact, pounds in the last 3 weeks and I am thrilled about that. However more than the pounds lost I’m starting to see real changes in my body; so much so that I can’t seem to fit any of my pants. I work in corporate America so you can imagine that my new sloppy look is not a hit around my office.  😦 No one has said anything but it can be a bit awkward going into meetings feeling like you are wearing someone else’s clothes.

Mental:

This has been the tough part, as usual. I’m able to get to the gym and give it everything I have which is great and I have to be happy that I haven’t had any stumbling blocks from that perspective. My problem goes back to the clothes issue. As I’ve lost the weight my husband and some of my close friends have encouraged me to go shopping to grab a few new pair of pants that actually fit so that I can have that “pulled together” look and feel proud of my accomplishments. My problem has been the thought that maybe my current pants are all stretched out and I’m not really able to fit the next size down. What if I go and try on new pants only to discover that I still need the same size. I wasn’t really sure how I would handle that, would I be ok or would I be devastated and sit down in a bowl of ice cream misery.

Today was reckoning day for me. I decided that I needed to go ahead and at least make the attempt and see where I was. I pulled several different styles, cuts, and sizes just to get a feel for what I need. As I tried each pair on I continually confirmed that I was indeed “the same size” but instead of crying and being completely upset over it I just told myself that I “may not be where I want to be, but I’m so much better than I was before” and left it at that. To take care of the “frumpy” look at work, I bought a skirt and some cute dresses to hold me over. 🙂

Jess

P.S. I did have ice cream, it’s my cheat day! 🙂

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