Wednesday, November 24, 2010
PICTURES!!! 3 weeks after Boot Camp... before and after!
Well, you asked for it .. you got it!!!!
They aren't great - one of these days I'll get James or someone to help me take some pictures that aren't me with no make up and an I phone camera in the mirror...
Sadly- I also forgot to take pictures this morning...so these are from tonight and I have a belly full of dinner!!! :)
and I am not trying to avoid posting a photo of my THASS...it's just really hard to take a picture of your own behind! I guess I'm happy to report that until this adventure ... I never knew that.
Before Tracy Anderson danced her way into my life... I would have not DARED take a picture of my hiney.
It would have destroyed the image I carried around in my mind.
I woke up this morning...weight was 126! Actually - almost 125.5...crazy.
So.... IT'S THREE WEEKS AFTER BOOT CAMP -and I am at same weight or a tiny bit less and a tiny bit smaller!!!!!
I am enjoying my workouts, enjoying my food and have lots of room to have little treats...
I guess what I'm trying to say is... the results are something you can maintain!!!
A few pics are in workout clothes.
Some are in the "size 26" jeans I bought during boot camp...which are now starting to get a little baggy in the butt!!
and lastly - a before and after shot of me in the exact same pair of cut off shorts... that one is really terrifying !!!!! If that one doesn't motivate you... not sure what will!
It sure as heck motivates me!!!
Again - sorry for the lame photography...but I guess it's better than nothing!!!!
But I do have cute boots on though, huh?
and again... the crazy part is - the WAY they fit is changing as I continue working out...
They are getting more loose in "problem areas"...which is a good thing!
and "Vagina" and "Viagra" and "Versace" and all kinds of things that can make you feel GREAT!
HA! who would have ever thought it possible! Score one for the over 40 year olds!!!
I've never had a visible thigh muscle- EVER.
PS- yes, I know I look like a dork...but I promised pictures - I clearly need a tri-pod!
and here is THE REAL SHOCKER..... BEFORE TAM shot in my cut offs....
I guess that's what 22" off a body looks like....
I feel toned in a way I never have before.
I feel strong and muscular...but not bulky.
I feel lean and more compact.
My skin is starting to (starting being the key word) return to my muscles....at least a little!!
and my cellulite is better...still there, but SO much better!
and lastly, my Thass is beginning to once again become a thigh and an ass. Not a mutant hybrid.
The last three mentioned will be a work in progress for quite some time - but I'm up for the challenge!
It will be interesting to chart their improvement (hopeful improvement) over the year as I continue to maintain a consistent weight and consistent exercise program.
Most importantly I am learning that it CAN be maintained.
It will ebb and flow a little, because - well, that's life...and I actually have one!!!
Now let's sail right through tomorrow like it was and any other Thursday...
THANKSGIVING DAY SURVIVAL THOUGHTS...
1. Try to get a workout in in the morning...(if you can) it will make you feel better.
That will help you "PAY IN CASH" - rather than charging it to your body's credit card and having to pay it off later.
You are probably cooking and killing yourself to make it a perfect holiday for EVERYONE else...so try and take a little time for yourself! Ask for help...you might just be surprised that you'll get some...if you don't , send your ungrateful family to McDonalds for a "McThanksgiving Day McFeast" and see how they like THAT!!
2. Try and focus on what Thanksgiving Day is really all about.
Family and friends - and being thankful for what we have in our lives.
If we shift our focus to "filling up" on family and friends...we won't focus as much on food.
3. Portions, portions, portions!!!... ask yourself if you are satisfied...and then be satisfied!
You are making choices everyday. Tomorrow is just another day with a much larger lunch/dinner!
It is YOUR CHOICE - so make your choice and then ENJOY your choice, no matter what it might be. If YOU CHOOSE to not stuff yourself until you are sick, you are not being deprived, you are being impowered.
You will be the one who feels good after wards and doesn't feel sick. You will be the one who saved room for a little sliver of pie and YOU will be the one who made that choice.
Don't let yourself tell yourself that you "can't have that" - because you CAN have it.
When you say " I can't have that" you are removing all your own power - and placing yourself in a victim mindset.
Try saying to yourself.." I can have anything I want...and what I want is to feel great and look great - so I'm going to choose to only indulge a little".
It can really make a difference in how you look at things... and how you look IN things...like swim suits and jeans!!!! :)
so , in a nut shell...
"FEAST ON YOUR BLESSINGS....GO EASY ON THE DRESSINGS!!!!!"
Have an amazing Thanksgiving, everyone!!!
I am thankful for all of you and the support you've given me.
I truly mean that.
Posted by Laura Putty Stroud at 7:36 AM