What's Your Most Recent NSV
I'm one of these people that gets rid of clothes as soon as they don't fit so I no longer have any of my 'slim clothes' and I've been around my November 22 starting size for years now so only have clothes in the wardrobe that fit me.
Since losing a lot of weight after seriously starting my new lifestyle in November, all of my clothes have been hanging off me to the point that a lot of people comment on it. I'm not buying new clothes until I get to my goal weight as I don't want to waste money.. All of my clothes are a UK 16, or XL in men's. I forgot I had accidentally bought a pair of trousers that were on the wrong size hanger but put them in the wardrobe anyway to get rid of during my next clear-out, I put them on and they're too big for me... They're a UK size 12!!! I can't believe it.
Not to mention last week I bought a new pair of gym shorts but bought them in my usual size because my brain hasn't caught up with my body, I still think I'm big, and to keep them from falling off me I had to tie the drawstring super tight!
I have a lot of people telling me how much I've lost and how much smaller I look but I really cannot see it, but my clothes are definitely telling me.16
My biggest NSV is that I feel stronger and I’m loving the increased energy. 🥰13
I have finally hit my weight gain goal. I have gained 20 lbs since 2020!! I am now at a very healthy 140! From fighting to stay at 120 to this. I hope I can keep it on and stay the course. !! #HealthyWeightGain24
spirittrail wrote: »spirittrail wrote: »"In two weeks you'll FEEL IT......" Its been just over three weeks of regular vigorous exercise. WOW! I really feel the difference! I ran for the bus the other day and my heart didn't run out of my chest screaming in protest!! Heartbeat stayed strong and steady. I'm not out of breath after my workouts, my resting heart rate is slower and I sleep much better. Knowing my organs and the synchronicity of my body is working SO much better is all the motivation I need to go the FULL distance! 😊
"In four weeks you'll SEE it....." I have just completed five weeks of regular vigorous exercise. I actually got rid of my scale as I found it stressful. Not only that it was responsible for how I felt .... but it just added to floor clutter! I weigh myself for free once a month at the local community centre first thing in the morning before breakfast. So I rely on NSV's quite a bit. And the Centre has a beautiful accurate scale...which makes it fun!
After five weeks of regular exercise...which is now an easy habit...I DO SEE IT! 👀 I fit into a pair of SIZE 8 JEANS for the FIRST time! They've been in my closet for one year...I just couldn't get them on. I work out an average of 5x per week. My next target.....in 8 weeks my family and friends see it.
So far.....I am proving that this motivating quote is true. JUST HANG IN THERE!! YOU CAN DO IT!! 😊
IT DOESN'T GET EASIER....YOU GET STRONGER!! 😲
I love fitness motivational quotes...especially when I see them actually HAPPENING!
I do a variety of workouts. 20 minutes of aerobics with a 10 minute add on is one. Yesterday I found the 20 minutes to be especially tough. To the point I considered skipping the add on. But when I started my program this year I have never skipped it. Although that extra 10 minutes is HARD! I decided to just finish it. Bracing myself....preparing for the "worst"....the 10 minutes FLEW BY effortlessly 😳. It wasn't hard at ALL!
I'm STRONGER!! IT'S TRUE! I was actually shocked. How can something that had been so difficult...even 10 minutes...now suddenly be painless? It's these wins that I find the MOST motivating.
Stay consistent....take rests...but keep moving! Don't think about the time it takes....don't think too much about scale numbers. Concentrate on improving how you feel and improving overall body functioning. There's no prize for losing x number of pounds by a certain date. The BIG prize is improving your health and (for me)...climbing my motivational mountains ⛰️ 😀6
I did not give up.
After months not being able to run my weekly 5k due to knee injury I finally was able to walk it today and it feels great. I miss running but was stoked to hit the track again.
My elliptical died, the pool is shut down for construction, I cannot afford the gym, my knee does not like a lot of stairs or belly dancing yet, I had no outlet for cardio and I did not spiral out of control.
It took me 2 years of trying to be able to run 5 km, slowly, without stopping.19
I’ve been on a running hiatus for a while and when I did a couple of runs in November my running jacket wouldn’t fit over my hips. I had to hike it up and inhale to zip up.
Yesterday I felt the urge and went for a sunny 5K jog. My jacket fit without issue, no inhale needed and no pushing against my lower stomach when zipped. Yay!14
In two weeks you'll FEEL it
In four weeks you'll SEE it
In six weeks your spouse will SEE it (He noticed! He's so proud of me for my dedication.)15
NSV, after just 2.5 months removed from hip replacement surgery I had a step total for the week of almost 97.5k steps.
Also trained 7 days, albeit a rather light session on my Gazelle.14
Ran my first 5km park run in Canada over this past weekend.
I only started running for the first time in close to seven years at the end of December 2022, and have been jogging a few times per week slowly building up my cardiovascular strength.
I was thus quite happy with completing the 5km in just under 35 minutes. I realize this is not any kind of trail blazing speed, but I am proud of it after less than 6 weeks of training.
Goal is to try to complete park runs every second weekend and slowly build up that PB to sub-30 minutes.
Long term goal is half marathon by end of this year16
My underwear is getting near my rib cage, time to buy a smaller size! I had to buy smaller bras and was able to ditch my bra extender a couple of weeks ago. YAY!16
I started my weight loss journey exactly 4 months ago today.
In that time I have lost 40 pounds but the NSV is I was wearing a snug size 44 jeans.
Today I bought new jeans and they are a comfortable size 38.
4 months, 40 pounds and 6 inches smaller waist.
I'm looking forward to the next 4 months and beyond.13
dhiammarath Posts: 833 MemberMy dragon ate me.
In 2019, I was set to reach my goal. I was in peak performance. Excited, happy, and feeling so good. Both mentally and physically. What I didn't know is nothing in life is certain. I didn't know that you could slay the dragon, claim to have won the game, only to have the end surprise you with a nasty curveball.
Cue 2020 and an illness that left me barely able to walk for two months without getting out of breath (not covid; this happened right as covid was hitting the news and it was ruled out as a possiblity). I had had to go home in December of 2019 as my step-father (more of a father as he raised me) had gone rapidly down hill due to a mysterious neurological issue (turned out to be MMN). April of 2020, hope had sprung anew! My father had had two promising treatments, things were looking up. I was recovered from my strange asthma-flu-thing... when the unthinkable happened.
My father passed away suddenly from a double pulmonary embolism. About a year after, my mother passed away suddenly from a heart attack after having a sodium imbalance after getting a pacemaker for afib.
I gained. I stopped moving. All the exercises I did during Covid at lunch while working from home, I had done on the phone with my mother after my father's death. Suddenly, exercise itself was tainted. I didn't want to eat, then I ate like a trash panda, but my calories came from an increasing amount of fancy coffees. I'm not a foodie, but I don't kid myself. I love a good frap.
Shortly after getting home from dealing with my mom, I found a new love, a new exercise that would help me wake up. Mountain biking.
All of 2022, really, was spent in a dream. Yes, there were good days, but most of it I felt like I had lost everything. My parents, my childhood home, my health. I didn't *feel* as good. My clothes didn't fit anymore.
Why is this story an NSV? Because victories don't come from slaying the dragonpants and conquering the next size down. Victories come in living, and having the energy to live, in taking every moment and cherishing it. I miss my mother and father like no one's business, but... I'm waking up.
This is an NSV because I didn't give up. I didn't let my health completely fly away. I've come back to re-conquer all the clothes in my closet and once more slay the dragonpants that are meant to be mine. I've come back to regain the health I lost (not just size, but actual health).
The point isn't that you fail or that you did fail, the point is you get back up and try again. Live, love, laugh, and face challenges head on.
I've got more weight to lose and this year, I'm going to hit my goal. I'm going to slay all the obstacles in my way and take control once more.
Oh, and bonus? Now, I can send it down the mountain on my bike! The girl before 2020 and 2021 is lost, for I am different. But the girl in 2019 couldn't ride a mountain bike like I can. The girl in 2019 isn't facing down her fears like I am. I am different, but I hope to make my story a good story, even if my life will never be the same.
Long-winded, but. This I say: go out there, and be more awesome, world! If you don't, no one else will!37
I bought some red underwear in the sales last spring but didn’t wear it much and quickly outgrew it. This Valentine’s Day the bra fits without issue!5
My NSV is quite a simple one really.
I have major leg and hip issues which stop most cardio workouts. Then in September last year I "discovered" outdoor swimming again and haven't looked back. Low impact on the joints and a good all over workout.
I now swim between 3000 and 6000 metres a month regardless of temperatures and, mentally, have never felt better!11
I fit into some cute size S pjs I bought for my 14 year old daughter then decided to keep for myself because they are cute! Baby number 5 is 5 months old and I went up to 95kgs. Looking so much younger already 8kg down and 15 to go6
I was in a good enough mental space yesterday that I could take some new measurements. I’ve was off the wagon for almost 6 months last year due to major life circumstances but didn’t attach any attention to the fact that I am indeed bigger now than at the last entry. Working on keeping a healthy detachment between my mind and my weight.6
My favorite shirts are no longer tight, and they are magically getting longer!14
I’m out of the frumpy, unsexy underwear and can wear bras and panties that make me feel good.15
I've been hitting the gym for the past 7 weeks (tracking eating the past 4) and yesterday for the first time at the gym...I felt like I wasn't at my maximum activity level. I've been mixing running and walking and I'm usually watching the timer like a hawk ready to switch back to walking...but I found myself not even realizing it was time to switch back, because running was coming easier to me. And the weights I've been lifting...I found myself starting to bump up the amount because it wasn't resisting me as much.
Of course, that does mean it's time to up my game, which means I'll be back to redlining my abilities...but so glad to see my physical abilities returning to form!15
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