Wednesday, May 4, 2011

**Day 124**

I woke up with sore arms and abs from the 30 Day Shred, ouch!, but it's, also, a good feeling because I know my body is getting something out of the workout!  I'm hoping to see a difference in my arms at the end of this month because I'm not liking my flabby arms, at all!!  This is what I'm dealing with:
Yup, that's my flabby underarm!  If I flap hard enough I just might be able to fly!  It doesn't even look like an arm - more like a thigh!  I hate it, and I fear the flab (flap?) is there forever because it's just loose skin, and loose skin can't be tightened, right?  I, often, worry about the loose skin I'm going to have - my arms, my boobs, my inner thighs, and my stomach.  My stomach is going to be bad....really, really bad!  But I can't let the fear of loose skin stop me from losing this weight because the most important thing is my health - not my appearance, right?  Still, I have to admit that, sometimes, I get so mad at myself for letting this happen to my body - for ruining it.  I know I need to get past it though - it is what it is, and I have to move on.  I love this quote:

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." ~ William Durant

I need to remember this when I get the urge to start beating myself up.

I did the 30 Day Shred (sore abs, arms, and all) first thing this morning, and I took a 1 mile walk outside with my girls.  I still need to do 3 miles on the treadmill which will include my C25K training - I will get that done in a couple hours, FOR SURE!  I will NOT skip my workouts - it's not an option!


  1. Stop! STOP! You're not going to fly off anywhere. Trust me. I have "chicken cutlet" arms and I'm still here...very firmly planted on the earth. And I move those arms enough to take off, too. Haha! We're good! We're going to look GREAT when we reach the end of this tunnel and start living in Maintenance-Land.

    Let's kill it, babe!!!!

  2. I was always afraid to lose weight because of the loose skin I knew I would have - and now that I'm losing it, it's just as bad as I imagined, except I'm a lot more okay with it than I thought I would be. It's loose, but it will tighten (drink lots of water! do strength training!) - and this loose skin is a measure of my success. It isn't ideal, but it's a whole world away from the unhealthy person I used to be, and so I can't honestly complain.

  3. @Chubby - You crack me up!! And, yes, we are going to look great!

    @Mary - I will, definitely, keep drinking lots and lots of water, and I'm starting to get more strength training in so, hopefully, that will help. Thanks!