"There's No Epidural in Exercise."
I have been working out this a vengence- going to the gym for 2 hours a day 5 days a week, doing ab and back work here at the house, and walking the neighborhood on days I skip the gym...my body hurts.
I've also been calorie cutting again, back to 1200/day. It's a change, but my body is not longer in that "feed me now!" panic mode, so it's getting easier.
I've lost 4 pounds in one week. I've been attending local weight loss classes here in town. I'm amazed at how the people sitting around me are ready to admit that they have a weight issue (obviously, they are sitting there-right?), but don't have the inner drive to change habits. One woman, who needs to lose about 100 pounds, said that she didn't like water and exercise and nothing they told her was going to change that. When pushed further, she said that exercise hurt and water made her pee too much.
I looked at her and said, "Pain is weakness leaving the body."
She had her mouth open, ready to say a quick retort, but instead stopped and thought about it.
I know I'm right. I prove it to myself with every spin class, every weight training session, every sit up and every stretch I do. Yeah, it hurts. But I want to make changes. I want to feel sexy. I want to feel strong and healthy.
I have no idea where this 12 week journey is going to take me, but with 4 pounds gone, I'm happy to keep moving.
(And I have a finished vest to show off, but that's going to have to wait for Hubs to get home so that we can take photos. I bought a new size small shirt to go with it and everything!)