Momentous thing number 2: I have officially lost TEN pounds!!!!!! I may have cried on my scale this morning when I saw the number. I'm really proud of myself and all of the progress that I've made. I'm two pounds away from my ultimate goal weight and 2% from my ultimate goal body fat percentage and that's crazy. After all of these years of hating my body and wishing it was better I've finally done it. I've finally taken the steps and done the work to get what I want and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I've noticed that the closer I've gotten to my goal the more forgiving and appreciative I've been of my body and of myself. I'm so much nicer to myself. Nicer than I've ever been and it's made me nicer to others and much more accepting. It's also made me braver. I changed my body QED I can change anything about me or around me. I can get a great job, I can be in relationships that make me happy, I can learn another language, I can learn to play an instrument. I can do anything!
Thanks you guys for listening to me whine in the beginning and for offering me help and tips, for liking and commenting when I tracked my food and for hanging in there yourselves. You've all been major inspirations to me. Every time you worked out even though you had a super long day you made me get up and do it too. Every time you were honest about your progress even if it was bad you made me feel it was okay to be honest too. Every time you stopped working out but started up again you kept me from giving up. So thank you and happy lifting this week.
Ok, so I tried bench with the bar and not dumb bells. Good and bad. Good - I upped my weight. Still crappy though. I'm to ashamed to even post it, lol. What are you ladies benching? I need some perspective!
Bad - could not get comfy. The bench is too high off the ground/ my leg are too short. I end up curving my back to get my feet on the floor rather than back flat to bench. Also, I kept knocking the rack with the bar, despite adjusting my position. I have a hatred of these freaking benches. I am used to an incline bench rather than flat which is what I tried today..... the incline bench set up at my gym is designed for a much taller male also. Grump. Yes, I know I can probably set it up with either the smith machine or the squat rack, but a) we only have one squat rack and people will be pissed if I bench there, and b) I can't get past the bench seat being too high. They are not adjustable in height from the ground. FFS. Fed up with this - I need straightforward right now!!!!!!!!!!!!
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