I've been working out like crazy for the last two months. I've upped my treadmill time and I'm on it a half hour to forty-five minutes a day. I've been dancing almost everyday and vamped up my abdominal exercises to help strengthen my deep core muscles. It's been really frustrating because I haven't lost any weight according to the scale (unreliable) and my tape measurer (ultra reliable). But I stuck with it because I had a goal to exercise more and I knew I should do it. Well, I was tempted to give up multiple times but the guilt of buying a treadmill then not using it is pretty powerful.
Then last week I weighed myself and guess what?
Me a year ago after an intense treadmill session.
I've lost 5 pounds! And not only that I've kept it off despite a run-in with sushi (see pictures below) and a big chocolate cake. I literally dropped it with a finger snap.
These photos were taken with my phone but I still think they are beautiful.
It makes me think about progress and how sometimes when we don't see immediate results we give up or lose faith in whatever we're doing. But I believe goals are important and this lesson showed me that we will be rewarded for hard work even if it's not in the time frame we are expecting.
By the way, that sushi is all you can eat for only $13.95 at Shogun Sushi in Elk Grove. I ate over 20 pieces.