In the past week I have basically had the same conversation with two of my friends, my BFF and my new friend Anita. Don't ask me why I keep calling her my new friend Anita...but I, for some reason, can't just call her Anita....she's my new friend Anita. Odd I know! She'll get used to it!
So anyways, the conversation we had was about how different our bodies are. We have all been trying to lose weight and I know for me it is absolutely weird, strange, unexplainable, and awesome all at the same time how my body has changed from years ago when I was skinnier...like 30-40lbs lighter from where I am today...and I'm wearing the same size I did then. Yeah, right now I'm in between a 14/16. The 14s are snug because I ate junk for 3 months and did no running at all but 16s are too loose but fit better than the 14s.
I honestly can't remember the last time I was a size 14 but I know it was back in college. And I was skinnier then! How nutso is that??
Does that even make sense???
That's how much different my body is now. That's how now I swear by exercise. Pushing our body hard and sweating regularly!
That's why I think just dieting itself isn't going to be enough, EVER. You gotta do them both at the same time.
Things have shifted and moved and toned etc....it's weird! I mean how is that possible that I can wear a 14 now and 4 or 5 years ago when I was the same weight...I couldn't wear a 14?!?
It's all because I started walking/running regularly. I do strength training now too. Which that in itself is pretty amazing. You wanna make running easier?? Strength train! This summer when I was doing the 30 Day Shred consistently and running here and there....
one time at band camp...errr I mean one time while out on a run with Miss H while she was on her bike....for the first time EVER running felt EASY and it was because I had been working my legs and lifting weights. I couldn't believe it, it almost felt like I was in someone else's body because it surely couldn't be mine!
So I'm not really sure what the message or point even of this post is...but I guess it's to not think your body can't change significantly even if you weight doesn't as fast as you want it to. Heck give me 20 more lbs off and I'll be in a 12 for sure and THAT hasn't happened since my early college days/senior year of high school!
Plus don't compare yourself to someone else who you think is smaller....YOU might actually be in a smaller size then them but weigh more! It just goes to show it's not about your numbers...it's about how YOU FEEL!!!
So put on your best sexy face and make yourself feel good!!!!
too much??? no?? Kinda scary?? I figured! err!! :)