Morning Surprises

I’m happy to say that with a morning, “why not step on that” move to the scale I am three pounds lighter so I guess most of the gain was a hormonal thing. Yeah, I like the smaller numbers so I’m glad to know I didn’t just “let myself go” even though I didn’t think I had since I was still working out and trying to eat mostly healthy.

While I’m happy about the slightly smaller number I don’t want to lose the fuller cheeks thing. As a lot of people already know, you cannot control where your body puts on the weight or drops it. You can tone, sculpt, stretch, but that doesn’t mean the pounds are going to go where you want them to go.

So what’s next?

I’m going to keep working out but I am going to try to stay here where I am and not go more than three to four pounds up and not more than  two to three pounds down. Try being the operative word. Since I really don’t step on the scale unless I am worried because one of my fave dresses is fitting tighter and my stomach looks poofy, then I don’t think I will keep a strong watch on the numbers so I won’t know for sure if what I’m doing is keeping me in the number range I have decided I would like to stay within.

At any rate I kicked off the morning with a much welcome weigh-in surprise and manged to get my yoga practice in too.

I hope you all have a good, productive and healthy week. I am going to go make breakfast.

Stay Healthy

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Here and There Busy

I know I haven’t been here in a while but I’m busy writing for my “need to pay bills” life. I love writing sometimes more than others but trying to stay focused is sometimes hard. Being busy with my writing world which you can read about on my Capri Montgomery blog has kept me from consistently posting very often on that blog too. Although I had dropped that one earlier because I wanted to talk workouts more. Last post on my other blog my leading man just wanted attention. I actually like Collateral Damage; it has a little of me in it actually but people, even the ones who know me, won’t know what.

Anyway, talking working out and fitness here…

I’ve gained 5 pounds. At first I freaked out. I thought it was just hormonal stuff but after a while I really started to worry. I workout every day in different ways. Anyway…I really did gain the 5 pounds and I’m almost sure of this because the extra three pounds dropped off swiftly so I know it really was just one of those things. The 5 pounds, however, stuck to me and I really was sad about that. 5 Pounds when you’re short really does make a difference.

But I am okay now for the following reasons:

  1. I did my measurements when  I woke up and as always it’s the same number in all areas except my hips where the high hip decreased 2 inches and the low hip decreased 1 inch. (I sew corsets sometimes–I used to as I haven’t sewn lately due to knitting, so high hip is an important number to know before creating the corset look I want to make.
  2. My facial cheeks filled out a little more and I like it. I liked my face before. Losing weight when you’re not really concentrating or trying is like cooking a frog (which I’ve never done btw). If you gradually lose the weight you get so used to your looks that you don’t notice until the clothes need to shrink too. I guess I just never realized how much I liked my face a little fuller.
  3. My mom told me yesterday that she was worried about me. She said she could see my bones and she thought, “she’s not just losing weight; she’s sick.” Okay, parents worry a lot and I think she needs new glasses or something. I could not see my bones.  I am at my healthy weight. I wasn’t underweight so it’s really not that big of a deal.

Anyway, now that I’m starting to really love my slightly fuller cheeks I’m going to hang on to my five pounds (I think) and keep working out to tone and keep my body healthy. Plus I do Love working out.

 

Times They Are a’Changin’

No…literally–in all aspects. If you live in an area where times change today is that day to move the clocks up an hour. If you live in an area where they don’t follow this highly stupid changing of the times (I used to live there and miss it) then just roll over and go back to sleep. Better yet, wake up and workout. You knew I couldn’t resist that.

Since we’re talking working out–we are now anyway–let’s talk seasonal changes. Spring is just a little over a week away. Next week while they swear it will be Spring I still stand by the fact that nature will make up its own mind when it wishes to be Spring. Once it does decide to stop snowing, raining buckets of ice cold water or, depending on where you are, being far too hot to be outside at certain points of the day, a seasonal change can leave room for a change in your workout. Do you have any new workouts you want to try out? Are you ready to go back to an old workout that felt rewarding emotionally and physically?

The season is soon to change so why not spice up your workout too? Have fun, and as always…

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