I’m writing this on day 9, because I was exhausted last night, and went to bed way too late. So here I am! Today, you get pictures, and you should be very excited! I am! I weighed in this morning, and I have lost nearly 2 pounds in 8 days! I’ve worked very hard for this, and I’m so very proud of what my body is doing, and so very happy about the commitment that I’ve made to myself. It feels good to be a mom, and give time to myself, because let’s face it, moms deserve time to themselves. It keeps me sane. You may remember that I started out at 132.2 pounds, and yesterday when I weighed in (naked), I weighed 130.4.
I worked yesterday, (I am a nanny, babysitter, whatever you want to call it) and I took the kiddos to Chuck-E-Cheese for some fun. They had a lot of fun, and I was so thankful that I invited my great friend Christina and her family, and brought hubs with me, because I don’t know if I could have taken the 2 of them on my own. We played there for a long time, ate, won some tickets, got some cheap-o toys, and then went back to Little Dude’s house. The kids took naps, and then got up, and we made delicious blueberry muffins made with whole wheat flour and honey. Yum! I’ll have to find the recipe and post it. We soon went home, and I went to the gym.
Yoga was on the menu, of course, and we did inversions, and I was able to do Scorpion pose with no assistance (in getting into position, but with the use of a stack of chairs). Since last week, I’ve been able to do headstands completely unassisted, and this lets me know that my body is becoming much, much stronger. For a long time there, I was neglecting my body, not because I intentionally wanted to do it harm, but because I had no interest in regular exercise, but now I think it’s safe to say I’m hooked. My muscles are becoming incredibly strong, and are noticeable. This decision to join a gym and stay committed to exercising, is one of the greatest I’ve made.
So here are the pictures we’ve all been waiting for. Included are comparison pictures from Day 1 and Day 7, and the pictures of Scorpion Pose in Yoga class and then the unassisted headstand at home: