About Me Self Portrait
I think just about everyone who reads this blog can empathize with the statement that our bodies either have in the past or currently place ...
I think just about everyone who reads this blog can empathize with the statement that our bodies either have in the past or currently place limitations on the things we want to do.
It might be something simple like not being flexible enough to be a pretzel-shaped yogi, or not strong enough to benchpress a Prius. But for some of us, the requests we place on our body are small ones -- things like "Please don't crap out on me" or "Just give me one day without pain." And some of them are big ones, such as not fighting us on this whole weight loss/health gain adventure.
Today I asked my body to do something it's never done.
It might not be much for another person, but it was big for me: 3 minutes of running on a treadmill at a 7mph pace. Nonstop. AND I DIDN'T DIE! I know! In other words: epic.
After doing that I added 10k on the elliptical towards my 100 miles (160 km) in September personal challenge. That brings me up to 27 km just in the first 4 days of the challenge. Not bad, right?
So since I burned lots of calories and didn't eat much (i'm up currently consume 1900 and burn 2900 and i won't be eating any more today -- with 4 more hours left in the day I think I'm okay), I decided to get dolled up and take myself out to dinner (turkey burger with no bun, broccoli and mac & cheese).
I also spent some day sunning myself at the pool today. It was fantastic -- a light breeze, a few clouds, and it wasn't hot as balls! And i did so in a bikini!
You might not notice, but I'm noticing the tiny little changes in my body. And I'm loving each and every bit of it. I thought I'd take another picture to chart the progression:
July 24th, 2010
this is me in 2006: