01/12/2012: Day 66: 1:35p: So the week has gone well and I'm starting for the first time in a little while to notice clothes fitting differently. Also I have been able to increase the duration and intensity of my work outs, which consequently brings me to this "not such a revelation" moment: "Holy Crap This HURTS!!!!"
Not at all a stranger to the process of becoming fit, but certainly the brain has shut off the link to the memories of what my (as previously mentioned) not exactly age 21 body feels like at this stage of the process. Usually I am one who beats my alarm by three minutes. HOWEVER, toward the end of a long week in which I have consistently increased my workouts in all facets, I am noticing that I am constantly fighting myself to not hit snooze, or more realistically - OFF! Man, I seem to remember being able to pop right out of bed, sore or not and hit the day running. Now, on top of groaning and general irritation the alarm sound seems to elicit, it generally is a physical struggle to pull my not-so-fat a$$ out of bed and drag it to the gym or pool. But I trudge on knowing I am exactly 70 days from leaving for my honeymoon and am determined not to look like some of the more recognizable aquatic life found in amusement parks, or the beach in that part of the world.
One other observation of the same ilk regarding transition and appearance; Fat Camp (Aultman Weight Loss Center) and my little blond dietitian friend, forgot to mention the body's ability to leave "loose skin" as a bi-product of weight loss. So, being an incredibly vain and self aware person - I have continued to push the workouts in an attempt not to be fit and healthy (exclusively), but rather to ensure my "beach body" (picture that and try to sleep at night) is as in form as possible in the next 70 days.
Oh yeah, I also am hoping to be as close to my goal weight as possible by then. What can I say? I always work best under pressure!
Big shout out to Fat Camp (Aultman Weight Loss Center) for being so instrumental in my physical and emotional makeup, but my body's current physical status would like to extend another gesture for its state of being. LOL Kidding, although I shouldn't, as it currently hurts to laugh!