When I started training with Stephanie, I wanted to only weigh in on one scale and since I had one at home I just told her what it said. That was about 7 weeks ago. I had weighed in on Mondays but two weeks ago the scale was not working and I have not fixed it.
My friend Jeannie used to say "Leave the scales to the fishes and think about how you feel and how your clothes fit." I want to believe that's what I was doing but I could just be in denial that I wanted to look at some freakin number and get depressed because it had not budged in a couple of weeks.
Conor had a Dr. Appt. this Monday I took him to, and since I was there I just hopped on the scale in the office.
I was floored. I have lost 12 pounds in 7 weeks and so has Conor. I could not believe it. Especially since it was afternoon and I can drink a glass of water and gain three pounds.
I knew I was seeing results because I had 2 pair of jeans I had not been able to get on and could button and zip them both. Now one pair I could wear if I wanted to just stand or prop against a wall all day since they were so tight it took me back to the days of my Calvin Klein's, when I would lay flat on the bed and use a pair of pliers to zip them up. They'd be so tight and I thought I looked as good as a Cosmopolitan Cover girl but probably looked like a hooker after I put on all that make up, a disco shirt with no bra ( yes back in those days I had a perky little rack and rarely wore a bra ) and those 6 inch high boots. But the other pair I could actually wear and feel like a normal person not a big haired Disco Queen.
Since Monday I thought about how some places they measure weight by " stones" and wondered just how big would a stone that weighed that much be? Well today I got my answer because I worked out with a medicine ball that weighed you guessed it, 12 pounds.
While I held that ball I was so happy, my spirit was so full just knowing that I could lay it aside when I was finished and it was off my hands and I didnt have to carry it, and then a bible verse came to me.
"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh."
And I AM starting to feel new.
My friendship with Stephanie is a blessing to me, I believe her when she tells me that I can do something I didn't think I could.
I am better able to cope with all the stress I have had since my Dad got so sick. Today I threw those giant ropes more times than she asked for and it FELT GOOD to get it OUT.
I get to work out with my son and ITS FUN even though he could run laps around me, he just hangs out and does what I'm doing and teases me how he's going to out do me and i don't care I'm just glad he's there.
I never knew.
I never knew it could be like this.
My new heart and spirit, welcome, please stay...