Well, it's been two months since I posted! oops! Here's the skinny (In a "I'm still a Fat Chick with the Former in the Future, but not quite as fat as the chick who started this blog")...
I am almost done with that class I signed up for, and although I have not really lost weight (I do need to get a consistent diet going), I have definitely lost inches and done some reshaping. I feel GOOD, and I don't want to give up strength training once this class ends. My gym offers some good alternatives, and I am going to take advantage of them. I am also upping my cardio, and my goal for the end of the summer is to shed weight as well as add muscle (which I definitely have). So read on if you want some more detail!
When I first noticed changes: Probably a little over a week into the program. I have a bit of a commute to work, so sometimes I drive with my right hand on the wheel, and my left hand hanging onto my right bicep (think "I'm having a heart attack" arm grab, but more relaxed :) I was driving home one day, and did this absent-mindedly, when I felt a lump. My actual thought process: "Oh my God! What is this lump? I have a tumor!?! Cancer!?! Wait, it's rather big. Oh man, how did I not notice this before? Huh, actually, it doesn't feel like a lump. It's....my....bicep....I'm an idiot....but I'm not even flexing....wow....cool! I'm an idiot....calm down...." You know you have issues when your first thought upon feeling a newly strengthened muscle is "I have cancer"!
Well, I'm happy to say all other muscle transformations have been met with a little less hysteria!
My legs are definitely getting more toned, along with my arms, and my back/shoulders are also getting stronger. I love seeing the definition without having to flex. And again, I LOVE the way I feel.
I'm not going to say there aren't some days I don't want to work out. And, like I said, the diet still needs to improve, but I can't imagine going back to the body I had before this journey began. Although the scale may say "Lady, not much has changed", I feel it. In fact, the scale is going to be put away shortly, and will stay there until the end of the summer. I am not going to let it dictate how I feel about my body any more. I am learning to actually consult the source.
I PROMISE to be more consistent with blogging. I also have to figure out what happened to all the blogs I had in my reader...?