November 2013 Non-Scale Victories

  1. Listened to my body and slept this afternoon instead of buying groceries.
  2. Ate a little less clean and got a tummy ache. My body rebuked me!
  3. Let bygones be bygones.
  4. Great 35 minute “old school” workout on the elliptical this a.m.
  5. Workout pants a little looser in the tummy today.
  6. Able to get back on the treadmill without hip pain for the first time since that practice 5K mishap in May.
  7. Trainer said that Tuesday’s squats were the best I’d ever done. (And I’ve been doing them for going on three years!)
  8. Had a latte with regular milk – as a treat – and again my body rebuked me. Interesting to see how my body now reacts to things that used to be commonplace for me to eat, but now rarely do.
  9. Took my own coffee to a Starbucks gathering so I wouldn’t be tempted to get a holiday drink.
  10. Pushed beyond wanting to sleep in to train on a cold, rainy morning. And really glad that I did.
  11. I saw myself on a TV interview, and I’m not huge like I feel.
  12. Did two sets of walking lunges without losing my balance. (Lost it on the third set, though.)
  13. Noticed some new toning in my calves this week
  14. Made mac and cheese with a base of cauliflower! A new recipe to boot!
  15. Did not buy Christmas stocking candy because I didn’t want to tempt myself.
  16. Did a heavy conditioning strength training that I didn’t think I would be able to do.
  17. Threw away something in the house that tempted me instead of having it taunt me from the cupboard.
  18. Turned down a bag of Sun Chips, although I REALLY wanted to have a few. (But I knew better. A few ends up being the whole bag!)
  19. Upgraded my Fitbit to make it easier to track my activity.
  20. Did an evening workout that I really didn’t want to do, but did it anyway.
  21. I faced a fear head on today.
  22. Resisted buying Christmas candy.
  23. Someone told me that I was looking leaner.
  24. Trainer says that I am getting stronger.
  25. Made my own croutons.
  26. Took a nice long walk after Thanksgiving dinner.
  27. Had small bowl of veggie soup before heading over for Thanksgiving feast to fill me up a little before all of the temptations.
  28. Made two healthy casseroles today: one for now, one for the freezer.
  29. Went to the gym and did cardio today, even though every  molecule of my being wanted to stay in bed!
  30. After what seemed like a month without many non-scale victories, I was able to complete the month with 30 of them. May December be a little easier!

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