On to Non-Scale Victories: For some reason, that is driving me bonkers trying to figure it out, buttons, and HTML format is not working on my blog this week. So you can find the amazing Katie HERE to link-up!
1. I noticed I'm starting to get muscle definition in my legs again!
No matter my weight, my legs had always been really muscular. That is, until I got pregnant. The stick turned pink and snap! Hello, sausage legs. My legs were the only part of my body that I ever liked or felt confident about it, so I really struggled with this. I thought they'd start going back to normal after I had Wyatt, but they lingered for the past two years. All hope was lost of them ever returning until this past weekend. I'd just changed to go for a run and saw this in the mirror as I walked past and was amazed. There may have almost been tears.
2. This one could be a major FAIL, but I'm choosing to find a victory in it. Once upon a time, not so long ago, this happened.
I ended up with stress fractures along my tibia from over-training and not listening to my body. I was completely out of commission for nearly 3 weeks. My doctor told me I had to be careful with it and it wouldn't take much to flare it up again.
Well, I'm a slow learner. It's been feeling great so I've been really pushing myself the past couple of weeks in my work outs. Last night it started to bother me about and as the day has gone on today it's feeling worse. So there's the fail, but I'm trying to see the positive in things. The victory is:
Thank heaven's for frozen peas
I'm listening to my body this time. I didn't go for my run today. I attempted JMBR Cardio 2 doing modified moves with lower impact. That was still painful, so I stopped after circuit two and perched it on the couch with my peas. Hopefully they are magic peas and I'm back to new in no time!