I have reached that weight when I stop and say to myself, Ok, If I keep going, I am going to be at the weight I was when I gave birth to my son 14 years ago : )
(And, at that time, I had gained 50 lbs!!)
I am at that place when I think, "Ok, enough."
I told one of my friends,
when it comes to my weight,
when my stomach looks like (what I call) "the bum in front" (lol!!!)
the time has come for me to do something!!
I have been at this place several times before. This time I am trying to apply all that I have learned so far and combine it all together.
Drink lots of water.
The other night I was at the gym, looking at my chubby self in the floor to ceiling, wall to wall mirror, and maybe because I was dressed completely in grey, (which must have subconsciously brought to mind the thought of cement), I thought about the artist Michelangelo, and how he sculpted beautiful figures out of marble. .
I wondered what my ideal figure should look like under all this chubbiness. Not to be a perfect beach body per se, but the healthy happy body that is full of energy
that I was intended to have without an aching back (from the bum in front) lol!!
So this is my quest.
With inspiration from my brother Blog who has inspired me with his own success and, additional advice from my oldest brother, who told me reverse psychology has worked for some-telling yourself that you are not going to the pool or you are not going to the gym, but merely putting on your suit or workout clothes.
So far it has worked for me.
I have worked out and swam 11 times in the last 12 days.
The one day I missed I was having tea and toast at my hairdressers : )
Honestly, I am not seeing the results on the scale as quickly as in the past, but I know that if I am in this for the long haul, and for my overall health, the scale is just one piece of the pie...(with vanilla ice cream : )
So, I am not going to let it discourage me, but will continue to chip
away at this cement one day at a time : )