Thursday, August 28, 2008

'08 AP-week four

My commitment to this project grows, as my ass is hopefully shrinking.
I think I may have seen some results this week, no wait let me rephrase that I did see some results.

The other day as I got dressed , I put on my favorite turquoise colored t-shirt and my most comfy pair of denim shorts. It wasn't until I walked by the mirror, that I caught a glimpse of my shrinking belly roll . My body was more gravity defying. No, wait that's too strong a word, it was less jiggly. there was less jiggling going on.When I flexed my arm, I had a firmer muscle under there, a bicep and triceps, for cripes sake.

My brain has an Oprah moment, right then and realized simply that, exercise is good for my body!!! That exercise, that's right I'm using the E word again,helps build muscle tone.
I am shocked and pleased at how frickin' simple this whole concept is, and why I let it allude me. I'm actually using moderation when eating. Moderation, not dieting. I eat two oreos instead of 6. I'm eating more fruit and veg. I'm still having my ice cream. And stop the presses!! I'm drinking more water, even.

I look forward to my visits to Mr. Bowflex,I no longer mock them,I'm getting more flexible, and strong doing a a few sets of yoga. Who knew endorphins could feel so good.So so so good.

I'm four weeks in, and I feel great. Yay! me.


Mrs. G. said...

Rock on, sister. I'm going to post your link on next week's udate-I sense some inspiration is needed in the derf world.

You look fantastic!

Tracy said...

well thanks,for saying that I appreciate that.
I'm trying to tell it like it is.

Doris Madsen said...

absolutely awesome, Doris

stephanie (bad mom) said...

You LOOK like you feel great, and that is a wonderful thing.

I must get on this bandwagon; even walking all around Amsterdam didn't kick many jiggles to the curb...

Keetha said...

Yay you is right! After being forbidden to exercise for two weeks, I feel gross, sluggish. I'm not eating well and oh, feeling sorry for myself, too. :-)

I'll be back on track after next week - I may or may not jog, but I'll do some kind of exercise. You're right - it's addictive.

Tia said...

Great job! Seeing less jiggle in the mirror is usually a very good thing! :) Keep up the good work.

Tracy said...

@ stephanie thanks, it certainly is.

@ keetha I hope your knee is feeling better, and thanks

@ tia thank you.

Joy! said...

Yay you! :)
This reminds me of the time that I started lifting canned goods to tone my arms (I was a poor post-student, so no fancy equipment for me!). I gave up after a few weeks, but a little after that, I was stunned to notice real muscle coming along. It's true: slow and steady, every little bit helps!
Yay, you again!