I’ve been trying hard to get back on track with the fitness. Originally, I was just going to give up until the New Year, but my body says, nope, you better start now! And continue that forever! I’ve been having loads of issues with not fitting in my clothing, having to buy bigger ones and weighing so much that it scares me. My goal right now is to get rid of the tenacious belly fat that is annoying me, although it’s not the belly fat that is the issue…the clothes fitting problem is a thigh problem. The belly is just an indicator that I’ve let myself go too far. Again. And that my body is so unforgiving now. I’ve been neglecting the cardio, but my sporadic working out has been very sporadically routine with the weights. As such, I put on a t-shirt I haven’t worn in a year and was blown away at how small the arm holes are! Like, they got stuck at the junction between my deltoids and biceps! I’d been having issues getting my shoulders and upper back into some shirts and coats for much of the year, but it’s humbling to wear a shirt that I’ve been literally wearing (at night) since my freshman year in high school (I liked big shirts and stuff) and finally be too beefy for them. Haha!
hehe…it makes me feel good about it. Similarly, I dropped by Walmart on the way home from Christmas shopping because I remembered I need 2 more lights to finish up the decorations outdoors and that I needed to buy my mom’s present from there. I decided to do the outside checkout closer to my car (I always park super far away from everyone. Good exercise!) because I was hefting a fire/water proof security case. Well. I think I stood there for 30 minutes straight lugging that thing. It was a good exercise in muscle endurance, and I was using my back to help out (one of the nicer parts of being a female is having lower carrying strength), but I was pleasantly surprised at my ability to hold it for so long.
It’s great to be able to feel like I have some progress made especially when it feels like my body is taking giant leaps backwards on size. Muscle does weigh more than fat, but then again I don’t go by numerical weight. It’s all about how I feel and my fitness ability level.