Thursday, May 27, 2010

The car (Jennifer)

Today my husband and I took the girls to the beach for a few minutes on the way to meet my inlaws for dinner.  I was in the passenger seat and after about a half hour I looked down and realized that I had room!  My thighs were not overflowing the seat.  My arms were not smooshed into the console.  And my legs were crossed?  In the car?  I am not sure I have ever done that.  This is just one of those simple things that really was a big deal for me.  I love to come across these little "big" things that make life a little more pleasant.  I had never felt like I was uncomfortable in the car or anything, but now that I have the extra room it feels good!

Today I went to the gym again.  This whole gym thing is such a change for me.  I have never been a gym person but it just feels different for me this time.  I met with a trainer which was provided with my membership.  And I think this has made all the difference.  Otherwise I would be totally lost which is why I had never wanted to join before.  What is the point of wandering around aimlessly not knowing how to use any of the machines.  But I met with her and she told me what to do and it was just what I needed.  She told me to do 30 minutes of cardio and the two ab machines every time I go in.  Then I alternate between upper body and lower body.  The machines used to look intimidating to me but now that I was taught to use them and at what weight I dont feel so overwhelmed.  There are women of all ages, shapes and sizes there.  And that makes it more comfortable too.  I never feel looked down on. 

Yesterday Karen and I did Zumba.  It was fun and interesting to see how it differs from my normal class and teacher.  I had fun and plan to do it again soon.

Well, I was thinking I hadnt posted yet today, but I did...this morning.  Apparently it has been a long day!!! So on that note...goodnight :)


John said...

That's great Jennifer. I noticed a similiar thing when I was driving my truck and noticed all the space between my belly and the steering wheel. Then, of course, the belt thing the other day. It's fun, isn't it?

Laura said...

Sounds like things are moving right along for you! It's the little things in life that are the best surprises, and the seatbelt? That's awesome! I hope you have a great weekend!

BTW, thanks for your comment on my blog. We've done a little of the testing already, and it looks like the problem isn't with me, but I figure it's not fair to say only my hubs has to drop weight to get pregnant, so that's why I'm doing it too.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Jennifer -
I just read your comment on my blog. I do have a family blog that's linked to this profile (momtothefourth) that is listed as private. That's why I always put my weight loss journey blog address so that when I leave a comment I can be found:

I blocked this blog from being seen on my profile because I'm not ready for all my family and friends who check my family blog to read about my weight loss journey before I feel ready to share it. Does that sound crazy? Thanks for responding!!