What's Your Most Recent NSV
ryanczardc Posts: 3 MemberAfter a year of focus and determination, the https://www.worldfitnesslevel.org/#/report says I have the fitness of an average 23 year old... & I am 41
Madwife2009 Posts: 1,369 Member1) I was telling my 18-year old daughter about a "dude" in the gym today who was just so totally posing and showing off in front of me for some unfathomable reason when she suddenly said, "Mum, I think that it is totally AWESOME that you can lift more weight than someone thirty years younger than you!".
I think that this was a compliment . . . .
2) My son, who goes running with me, had to have a minor operation today and was told by the consultant not to do anything strenuous for a week. Upon hearing this, my 5-year old piped up, "I'll go running with you, Mum!". Bless her, she can barely manage her 2km parkruns let alone adding three or four 5km+ runs a week. My dear son, on the other hand is really upset that running is off the menu for a week. I take a small amount of pleasure in this sentiment as it means that he enjoys the exercise (watching him going through the operation wasn't pleasant; I can't imagine what it was like for him though, my brave boy). As some exercise is allowed, we're going to be the tail-walkers at Saturday's parkrun instead of running the course There's always a way around things if you're determined enough . . .
shan_reg Posts: 80 MemberIn Maui on vacation and haven’t been the least bit tempted to “go off.” At 22k steps and it’s not even 4pm. I MIGHT actually drop lbs on vacation. #what? As a bonus, had a 48 bpm resting heart rate today. I can remember the mid to upper 80s.24
I havent walked on the treadmill at the gym for several months. The first couple of years I was losing weight I used it all the time so now I'll use pretty much any cardio machine rather than the "dreadmill". Anyway, for some reason I just felt like hopping on it today at the gym. And I realized that my thighs don't rub together. They are still a bit flabby. But absolutley no rubbing. When did that happen????26
Ran today for the first time in over a year... I just randomly decided as I pulled into my parking space at home that I was going to go for a run... then pushed myself through an extreme HIIT session just to go around the block once.
Here's to many more!23
I bought a tight fitted dress to wear to my college awards evening - but I was so self-conscious because I had put on so much weight, so I also bought Bridget Jones knickers to suck myself in, only I had brought them too small so they gave me the worst VPL ever recorded.
Today I put on the dress to work and I didn't need the pants - and the dress is loose!
Realised this morning that I now have warm showers after swimming and steam room and get dried and dressed within about 5 minutes.
Used to be that I would have a long cold shower after, dry slowly to not overheat myself again, then have a chill to cool down properly again before getting dressed.
What to do with all this extra time!! haha. clearly longer in the pool/steam room!
Was in gym this am doing lat pull downs with a very muscular guy waiting to work in. When I finished my set he commented that was really impressive. Made me feel so good.
Secondly when I left gym found that my train home had been cancelled. Just walked home, only three miles. It’s 10.30 am and I have 500 steps to meet my target today.25
I had to take in the waist of a pair of trousers last night by 2 inches.24
Use to hate having to crouch down to get to things on low shelves. At work yesterday I had to do inventory and for the lower shelves I was actually crouching without pain! Whohoo27
ridiculous59 wrote: »I realized that my thighs don't rub together. They are still a bit flabby. But absolutley no rubbing. When did that happen????
I was able to fit a Snickers and big Rice Krispy treat in the calorie budget. Not feeling guilty at all.
SeriouslySta wrote: »This whole weight loss/fitness thing is a lot more complicated that 'just' dropping pounds!
Things crop up at the oddest moments...
My NSV seems simple: I wore sweat pants to the dog park.
I bought them on impulse a couple of years ago, washed them, and could never quite bear to wear them. Today, I put them on. They clung to my belly, and probably showed every extra pound - but, still, I put them on. Then, I wore them out in public. It's the first time I have worn sweats in public since I was a thirteen-year-old running cross country and hurdles, when my mom told me that my muscular butt and thighs were grotesque, and that I should never _ever_ wear sweats.
I quit running track.
Late college nights, dance classes, two babies, pneumonia, flu -- I've never worn sweats.
I'm 52 years old.
And today, I wore sweat pants in public.
@SeriouslySta, so sorry this happened to you and it affected the ensuing years of your life. Contrary to what you were told, I consider a muscular, strong body to be beautiful!18
@SeriouslySta I am often shocked at how damaging remarks we make as parents can be. We love our children (as I am sure your mother loved you) but thoughless remarks can have such a bad effect. Given your age I suspect that the fashion dictated that ladies should be ultra thin and I am sure your mother thought she was being helpful - or was simply just not thinking. It is a such a shame you quit running. Fortunately today we appreciate a wider variety of body shapes and a healthy amount of muscle is desired by most of us. Just goes to show how careful us parents have to be. I once made a very casual joke at my daughter's expense which was intended actually to make her grateful for her many excellent qualities and to minimise what she saw as her flaws. However, I frequently feel so guilty that she took it completely another way and so to heart. Children, particularly young teenagers should have a huge warning label - tread carefully, they are fragile.
So glad you are back in your trackies! Power to your elbow!18
The last couple days I've had a mindset shift. Instead of trying to distract myself when I've had cravings (which never works for long) I've been able to just face myself and admit the way I feel and control it. I don't really know how to put it into words but it feels amazing and I hope I can hold onto this new way of thinking!25
VitosWorld Posts: 46 MemberI was recently accused (kinda) of two different things by two different people.
A woman that I know asked me whether I had a weight loss surgery and a guy I met at the gym last year came up to me the other day and whispered in my ear, "What are you on?"
I told him, "A diet" and laughed and laughed and laughed.
I love it.........35
Donated four pairs of jeans today, three 16s and an 18.29
stopped at 1 beer last night while out with friends. Usually 2 is the normal.29
I didn't cave into this!
Because my pants are looking like this!
quiksylver296 wrote: »I didn't cave into this!
Because my pants are looking like this!
@quiksylver296 - it’s interesting how seeing results can be so motivating!
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