I did wake up pretty sore though, my upper body is remembering it once had some tone, and it is really ANGRY that I let it go for so long. But, what was really funny, and has never happened before, even when I was really pushing my fitness limits - when I started my run, and then my tabata weight sessions - the sore, burning pain - went away. Completely Away. So, perhaps it's just the build up of lactic acid? Maybe exercising flushed it out? Thoughts?
I have done 12 of the 30 selfies, for my self-imposed Instagram challenge. And, I'm just about over it. I understand that I need to do all 30 - because the goal, for me is, to remember that I am beautiful no matter what I am wearing, how much makeup, how much time on my hair, glasses/no glasses. I'm beautiful regardless - because my inner beauty will always shine through. That's a big thing for me to say. And I truly believe it. I have made big baby steps this week. I'm feeling very proud of myself.
Yesterday, I had to go to the seamstress at my job, because I needed professional measurements of my body. I think the last time someone took my measurements, it was when I was getting fit for my wedding dress. So - it's been awhile. And, since then, well, obviously I've curved out a lot. Clearly you can see that I was completely freaking out about another person, a co-worker as it were, taking my measurements. And - I was pretty surprised. And it kind of blew my mind. So much so - that I'm going to share them with you -
Under Bust: 33"
Even though I have gained a few (more than a few) pounds - my measurements haven't gone out of control. My waist and hips are only up 3 inches, and my thigh is up 4 inches. Once again - this blew my mind, because when I gained the weight I did - I felt like I had completely failed, royally screwed up, but, in actuality - it was all a perception thing. WHOA. It's amazing what our minds do - how mood and darkness twist the actuality of our bodies.
At lunchtime today - I am going to go to Barnes and Noble to pick up a few books - I know two of the three I need to get - but, I am still struggling to pick the third book. The books I am planning on getting are:
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
You by Caroline Kepnes
I am feeling like a good scary horror book, or an intense mystery. I put it out there on my personal facebook for suggestions - I know a lot of you read ALL THE TIME (looking at you Kerry and Stephanie) - Any suggestions???
Other than that - I need to get started on my blog reading, and then my actual work!