March 2014 Non-Scale Victories

  1. First Saturday visit to the gym (and subsequent 12,000+ step day) in months
  2. Tried three new healthy recipes, two of which were keepers
  3. Have made Monday morning training three weeks in a row. And today, was there before the gym opened!
  4. 8000 steps before 8 a.m.
  5. Have been wearing one of my smaller sized rings for over a week now
  6. Just completed a third week of working out every weekday!
  7. Took my meals to the SC Environmental Justice event and was surprised to see that someone else brought their meals, too. She said that I’d inspired her to do it, that she hated “making do” at overnight events.
  8. 10,000 steps on a Saturday – and they were mostly beach steps!
  9. Had a Cadbury egg in my hand at Walgreen’s – I have to have one during the Easter season – but put it back.
  10. Have made Monday morning training three weeks in a row.
  11. 10,000 steps before 11:00 a.m.
  12. I did some bad ass moves in strength training today, including a bench press that included chains!
  13. My pants that were getting a little snug now fit fine, even right out of the dryer.
  14. Just completed fourth week of working out every week day!
  15. Overindulged a little, but recorded every nibble.
  16. Made two new healthy recipes: Amazeballs and Pizza Hummus.
  17. Workout pants getting looser in the tummy area.
  18. Did 3.5 mph on the treadmill for only the first and second time since my hip injury over a year ago.
  19. Comfortably wearing a bra that had gotten a little too snug for comfort.
  20. Did a strength training workout that I didn’t think I would be able to do, especially the 3 x 500 strides on the ATM without holding on.
  21. Wore a fitted workout tee that I hadn’t been able to wear in a while.
  22. Treated myself to a Smashburger lunch w/o blowing the rest of the day or weekend.
  23. Busted it at 7:30 p.m. to get those last 1,500 steps to hit 10,000.
  24. Wearing a size six ring again – unable to wear at Christmas, but wearing it today!
  25. Guy at the gym commended me for my workout, which included 30+ minutes on the treadmill and about the same on the AMT.
  26. Did 15 minutes of 3.5 mph on the treadmill – first time I was able to go that long at that speed since my injury a year ago.
  27. Tried a new AMT workout for 45 minutes, 5000 steps
  28. This is kinda scale-related, but a victory nonetheless: I made my scales very inaccessible for drive-by weigh-ins. It’s down in the basement on a shelf that I can get to only by having to crawl over a lot of stuff.
  29. An acquaintance who has lost 70 lbs. recently told me that I gave her the motivation to start her weight loss efforts.
  30. Tried two new cauliflower recipes and liked them both. (Even LOVED one of them!)
  31. Fellow early morning exerciser said this to me – totally unsolicited – this a.m.: “Every time I see you, you’re getting smaller.” Made my day, especially since the scales aren’t moving.

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