Three Things Thursday

1) I took a fitness evaluation at my gym (Boston Sports Club) with my cousin's trainer Jacqui. And guess what folks? I am NOT as weak as I thought I was. :) YAY!! She also made me weigh-in. Let me tell you that freaked me out. Sorry, I weigh in on Tuesday morning at 8am at Weight Watchers - not on Thursday night after a full day of food. :P But I was less than 2 lbs heavier than my Tuesday AM weigh-in, which means I am right on track. So yay I survived my pop weigh-in. :P We sat down and went over my history and what I was looking to get out of the eval. Let me tell you, I sound injury prone when I go through my medical history: broken foot, sprained ankles, patella injury, IT band injury, back surgery, sprained neck, etc. I sound a lot older than 29. ;)

Prior to the eval, I had enjoyed a nice easy 30 min on the elliptical and my 3 60 second straightarmed planks for my #plankaday program. Then she had me do a 90 second plank. Sure why not? Yup, that made a total of 4 and a half minutes of planks. Works for me!

I told Jacqui that I obviously tackled my weight loss and got the cardio under control, but I really need to work on weight lifting and toning. I told her some of the exercises that Mel gave me before I left Chicago and she showed me some new ones I can incorporate in.

Thankfully she let me know at the end of the eval that I am in fact not as weak as I think I am. Score! My body fat is actually in the "fitness" range, which is great. Who woulda thought? Me in the fitness range. Heck yeah - that is a pretty sweet Non-Scale Victory.

(Tomorrow's post will be about Non-Scale Victories)


2) I have decided on trying a new concept: breaking out of my comfort zone at least once a week. Last week I actually had two instances of breaking out of my safe zone. 1) I bought the Lululemon shirt that shows skin and 2) I tried spinach and quinoa (actually second time on quinoa, but I still count it). I stepped out of the box and lived to tell the tale ... I actually even enjoyed the spinach and quinoa.

What will I do this week? We are going to make spaghetti squash on Saturday night. I am really looking forward to this one since we have bought spaghetti squash twice before, but let it go bad before we actually got around to making it. That WON'T happen this time.

(Monday's post will be about Breaking Out Of My Comfort Zone)


3) I am proud of myself. A lot of the time I get caught up with what is going on in life that I don't give myself as much credit as I deserve. But, now that I have more time to think and put myself first, I am realizing that I am pretty awesome. ;) Well, you all knew that already! :) I kid, I kid.

I think I need to take more time to take inventory on how far I have come. How hard I have worked. How much I have accomplished.

So today, I am. I am kinda freakin' amazed with myself. For this - I am giving myself a *Bravo*!