I think the "Last meeting" is the real cause for my delay. I couldn't think of anything to write this week, like anything at all. Tonight I will set up a time to get my final assessment. My weight, measurements, fitness testing will be wrapped up and I will be able to show you what I've been able to do in the last three months and that's all anyone wants to know anyway. Sorry, I won't put that on you, the final assessment is all I want to know.
Week 12 just seems boring in comparison. I did learn a few things that surprised me though.
1. My body is used to exercise: No one was more shocked about this than me. Emelia and I got some crazy super stomach bug at the beginning of last week. I didn't go to the gym for four days and I was sure that I was going to be complete junk on my first day back. I wasn't. I did my best I've done running (faster and longer than before) and I felt amazing after. My body was so happy with me to get back to it that it rewarded me with some bonus motivation.
2. I figured out what my exercise sweet spot is: This one also shocked me but I realized this one moment in my workout is the reason that I have become addicted to going to the gym. Everyday I go in search of the exact moment when I go from feeling lethargic and sluggish with my brain telling me to quit to finding energy and knowing I can finish. Some days that happens sooner than others and there have been a few times that it hasn't shown up at all but when it does I hold on to that accomplishment for the rest of the day. I can't get enough of it!
3. I have to reteach myself to shop: I finally went out to spend some gift cards that I had been holding onto since Christmas and my birthday. It was a successful shopping trip (or so I thought). Everything I tried on worked and it's been a long time since that has happened but over this past week as I've worn the clothes, I realized that I bought everything at least a size too big (or more). I realize there are worse problems to have but at the same time I don't go shopping that often and in a few weeks I don't think I'm even going to be able to wear the jeans I bought. After an hour (of wearing and stretching out) they were falling off of me. I think while I'm in the losing weight phase I shouldn't be allowed to shop by myself. I am a bit smaller but in the store I still see the old me. That's a post for another day, though.
4. I have the best friends and family: This one I didn't just figure out this week. I've known for quite some time that I am very lucky to be surrounded with such wonderful, supportive people. Thank you all for your continued love and support throughout this and all of my journeys. I want to assure you that even though my meetings end tonight, the fight to lose will continue long (long) after. It has been really exciting to share all of this adventure with you and I look forward sharing more milestones in the future. Thank you all of you for being so wonderful and being part of my life!
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