This cracked me up.
Before you say it - I KNOW!!!
I should NOT be stepping on a scale. I know. I know. I know.
And it's not about the scale.
Because I can tell you... I have experienced all sorts of great side effects from exercising thus far.
- My mind - it is clear, my depression is fading, I am SO proud of myself for getting out and actually DOING instead of SAYING I am going to do.
- My body - it's aching less (minus the sore knees), I am stronger (I'm lifting more & heavier), I'm moving and I am eating healthier - so any issues I was having before are gone.
- My heart - it used to pump so hard I thought I was going to keel over and die. Now - it is doing it's job, pumping and getting back to it's resting heart rate much quicker. THAT my friends is a good thing!
For the record - I have about 35 pounds to lose.
I am 170'ish pounds and I should NOT be.
My whole life (even post children) I was a muscular, fit 135.
I'm overweight and my joints are paying the price.
I HAVE to lose the weight.
I HAVE to get fit.
I know that muscle weighs more than fat.
I'm an athlete at heart so I am not ignorant to the facts.
But why no differences?
Why no change?
I refuse to give up.
Every time before this, I have given up.
It's been three weeks - and I'm still not seeing changes.
But I am going to persevere.
I have to remember all of the benefits that ARE going on in my body and mind and focus on those.
Enough with the scale.
Enough with the tape measure.
Anyone else feel this way?
What do you do to get past this frustration?