I had an awesome morning, and I just had to share it. I actually have several things to share this morning that I’m super excited about so hopefully I can get through them all without sounding like a jumbled mess! So I will start with why my morning was so awesome and I will go from there.
My morning actually started the same as always, and that means I leave the house late, frustrated with my hubby about not helping out enough with the kids and being all around crabby. I had to go to Target to get a few things. A new scale being one of them. I was actually excited to get a new scale as I knew mine was wrong. We changed the batteries in it about 6 months ago and it was off by about 5 pounds. Nothing to really worry about. But then it broke:
So I got fed up and decided it was time to purchase a new one. Except I really didn’t know where to find them. They move them all over the store. So after checking a few places I found someone that was doing inventory of sorts over in the fitness section (where all the weights and dvd’s are). I asked her where to find them and she told me where and then we started talking about weight a little. She laughed and said she knew she needed to get started on it, but just didn’t really know where to start. I could have just walked away and said nothing. So I perused the aisle and talked with her about how I was losing my weight. I told her that my motivation this year came from Dietbet. She wrote the name of the site down and said she was going to look into it when she got home. The more we talked, the more excited she got about getting started! I told her there was a whole community of people out there that can help motivate and support. She seemed intrigued. She asked if I changed my eating. I didn’t go into too much detail there, but I said yes. She confessed that she wants to lose the weight and she has a long way to go, but has never known how to really get started. She then thanked me and told me that I was an inspiration to her! She can’t wait to get started! In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter how much weight I’ve lost so far, but my attitude about my healthy lifestyle that is inspiring and motivating. I was on cloud 9 the rest of the way through Target. Little ole me, I inspired someone!!
During the course of that conversation I picked up this gem:
I made myself wait until Emily had done her first week review, so after I read it this morning I knew I was going to buy it. And since I am not a patient person I bought it at Target rather than ordering it online. It means I don’t get the cool resistance bands, but I already have some, so I figure I didn’t really need those. I am starting this today. As in, right after lunch I am doing the first workout. I am tired off being the girl that starts something and never finishes anything. I have started 30 Day Shred many times, and get about halfway through before I lose motivation. So this time I will be using sheer determination. I may need help sticking with it. I may tweet how tired I am, but I WILL FINISH THIS. I am seriously excited about starting. This does not mean I am not going to stay committed to the goals I set for myself this month. In fact, this will be done on top of those goals. I plan to do JMBR in the morning/afternoon and my Tough Mudder workouts and running will take place in the evening. I know I can do this. I can feel how much stronger I have become just in the last month and for the first time in a very long time I am proud of where I am. I may not love all the flaws in my body, but I do not see them as much anymore. What I see in the mirror is a confident, strong woman. I am loving the person that I am becoming. And I look forward to seeing where this next 90 days will take me. I will post a review about JMBR at least every two weeks. I took some before pics, but I may wait until the hubby is home to take better ones. It’s hard to get a good picture when you are cramped for space and taking it yourself in front of a mirror. So I will wait to post them until tonight.
The other “fun” purchase I made today was this:
As I said, I needed to replace my scale. And even though these are not right away in the morning weigh ins, here is the difference between the old scale and the new scale:
I will take that! So this week I will show a significant loss, but it’s not really a loss so much as it is what I really weigh. For the Dietbet, I will continue to weigh in using my old scale until we are finished, as I think it would be cheating to use the new scale.So there you have it! My awesome morning! I bought some new workout clothes and a yoga mat (since I wasn’t able to bring home the one from Fitbloggin’ 12!). So I am ready to rock my day!
Adding my photos anyway, and I may change them later: