Gosh I’m getting behind in these updates. I took pictures and measurements 2 weeks ago and have yet to post them. I’m not sure why exactly, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m comfortable with where my body is now. My goals no longer focus around weight loss, so a pound up or down doesn’t excite me like it did when I had 30 to lose.
I want to continue towards goals, but goals of running a 10k and of being able to get through the multiple boat and canoe poses in yoga without retreating to being sprawled out on the floor.
After month 8’s increase in weight, I changed nothing. I remember feeling bloated and didn’t feel like it was a true weight gain as a result of an unhealthy habit. I figured I’d wait and see what month 9 brought. Now I’ve seen that month 9 brought back my new normal.
Through this process I’ve learned that numbers mean less and less to me and I’m much more interested in the intangibles: the way I feel, the energy I have and the quality of sleep I get. Eating clean (most of the time ) and exercising happen to get me the highest quality of these intangibles and it just so happens that a healthy weight and measurements are a byproduct. Not to say I don’t enjoy the byproduct. I love that I feel confident wearing shorts and holding Hailey on my hip.
If I could find an effective way to target my upper thighs, I’d still do it, because goodness knows I don’t think I have the perfect body. But I’m happily comfortable in my own skin. Like it’s been said before, strong is the new skinny!