Thursday, March 31, 2011
I ended up getting one!
An Ab Circle Pro that is! I am into my 3rd day of using it, so I don't have abs of steel to report .... yet! It's really weird, I don't feel 'the burn' when I am using it but about 20 mins later - pow! My abs feel like they have run a marathon! I was trying to explain it to Charlie last night - my layer of fat feels nothing - I can poke it and prod it and it's all good - but as soon as I engage my ab muscles - post work out pain! I am quite surprised by this little revelation considering there is no workout pain whilst doing the exercise. Anyway - I will give it a few weeks to see if there is any difference to my midrift section. In other news.... I have been getting a lot of compliments about my body lately. People are telling me I am looking slimmer. Mum says I might loose my butt :( but I think there is plenty there to survive my intended weightloss. Kellie definately got back!! Even though I have been getting these compliments, I still feel like I have not achieved much. I am really struggling with my brain's tendancy to think negatively about my body and weightloss success. I am hoping that I can keep sight of the bigger picture and am often reaching for my progress shots to reiterate to myself how far I have come. The scale has not been moving since my unfill :( this makes me a little sad and is putting me into a mini-funk. I wish the scale didn't rule my self perception - but it does! I let it though. This will be one of my never-ending struggles with losing weight and mind over matter. I often tell people I don't care what the scale says - but deep down I do :( What makes it worse is that I am getting so many compliments on my body but in reality the scale isn't moving downward .... and it's just a little hard to be ever so gracious in accepting a compliment when I feel crap about the scale reading ! I should be exstatic - what's wrong with me??