Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 6 of 84-Body for Life

I only had three comments on yesterdays post but those comments were the kindest, most meaningful comments.  I think it goes unsaid most of the time just how much the support of others plays in our success.  So I want to really express my gratitude to those of you who follow and also to those who comment.  Its like when a stranger is kind to you, or someone smiles or says hello as they pass by.  Its little things like these that make a persons day.  I always try to go out of my way and be kind when I can.  Sometimes I sign my hubby up for kindness too, although, he's not always as thrilled as I am...hehe.  The other day I was at Kohl's which is quite a coupony kind of store.  Who doesnt love to save 20% right?  The lady in front of me was older and writing her check out.  The cashier asked if she had any coupons and then seemed shocked when the lady said she didnt.  Well, me being the frequent Kohls shopper I am knew that she could use mine and then I would get it right back.  So I handed it to the cashier and told her to use mine.  The lady was so taken back and clearly touched that I had done this.  She turned to me and said  "Merry Christmas to you" in the most stunned yet kind way.   If something that little made her day then I was happy to help.  I love random acts of kindness, both doing and being on the receiving end :)

That was a bit of a ramble.  But hey.  Thats me.  Today was a lower body weight day.  I love weight lifting more than I thought I ever would.  Maybe its because there is a plan to follow and the confusion is taken out of it.  Maybe its because I can feel the muscles working and just knowing I am on my way to success.  Maybe its the quality time with the hubs.  Although the kids were less than cooperative today.  Whatever the reason, I like it and havent even seen any results yet.  Hopefully the results will make it even better!  Tomorrow is cardio.  Its only 20 minutes but the idea is to make it as intense as possible.  I dread it for some reason.  I shouldnt because that is what is going to burn the fat off my body.

While we were working out today I wondered if the dumbbells were the proper weights for me.  I wondered if other women doing the program started with more or less. Its still a learning lesson.  But what isnt right?

Today I convinced the hubs that he needed before pics taken as well.  He was unsure about it at first but I made it clear that our pics are for him and I only.  I take this very seriously and before pics are no joking (or bribing...hehe) matter.  He must have sensed my seriousness because before I knew it he was asking what he should wear.   I am so happy to be on this journey with him...even though is has literally HALF the body fat % as me...

For those of you who asked about the body fat % thingy.  I totally recommend that you get one.  I got mine brand new on ebay for $30.  Its so exciting to be able to measure success in another way besides the scale.  The hubs has been doing it daily and has already lost body fat.  I am not going to do it very often.   I havent decided yet what my personal protocol will be for both weighing on the scale and the handheld body fat % thingy. 

Today's reason for losing weight:
*I cant wait to go shopping and be excited about it again!

Today I am thankful for:
*this blog and the support it provides.  I have "met" such nice people.

7 comments:

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I don't always comment but I always read! :)

Corletta said...

I love that you post things that are honest!! Reminds me of the real reason that we all blog! Can't wait to see what tomorrow is like for you!!! Press on :)

Kelly said...

I don't always comment either, but I always read!

SG said...

i agree! i am really happy we "met" too! i know what you mean about figuring out the weight...it took me a few times... i started doing the BFL weight program a few weeks BEFORE i started BFL. that gave me some time to figure it out. it's hard to not sacrifice form AND push yourself to lift the highest weight possible. when i first started i had to take the book's advice about NOT moving to a higher weight if i REALLY couldnt. so for some exercises, i just stayed at the same weight for all the sets until i was strong enough to move on. i love all the questions you had for me!! made me feel so special! what's your email? i couldnt find it on your blog. or just shoot me one at smasher.girl@rocketmail.com and i will reply with my many words of wisdom :-)

Big Butt said...

Hi I have just found your blog & have started my own. Dont let my pitures scare you away!Look forward
to catching up again x x

Polar's Mom said...

I always start with 5lb dumbbells. I think something that starts to feel heavy halfway through is a good weight, and by the end it should be difficult, but not painful or undoable, to lift...

Anonymous said...

First, I super love the new Christmas-sy background on your blog. I dont know if you change it or its automatic, but it made me smile! I read your blog regularly, but got out of the habit when you werent keeping it up as often- just sayin'! I am so proud of how you are sticking to the program and LOVE when I call and you're all out of breath- Just finished working out! It makes me feel extra proud of you. Most of my comments I say directly to you or through text and I know how much the support you get here means to you, so I will comment here more, because thats what a good supportive G-H does. Also, I will look for the book. Right now.