At the group home for pregnant teens that I work in part time, I have a rule. The girls are allowed to complain, but only if they say something positive after their complaint. So...they cannot bitch and moan unless they can make a positive comment afterwards. I am trying to teach them that good karma and positive thinking will bring them better things then being negative nancies all of the time. I even made a sign on the office door. And when they come to me to talk about why they hate being here, hate another girl etc I interject with a "BUT!" and they laugh, and say "But I'm pretty" or "But I am going to be out of here once I have my baby" and they can't be angry anymore.
While I was elliptical-ing, I was reading in a magazine about how celebs lose the "baby weight" or have a "bikni body." Really?! COMPLETELY unrealistic. I was getting cranky at the thought that I could be super skinny and gorgeous if I had millions of dollars to spend on trainers, nutritionists and/or nannies to take care of my kid while I worked out for 2 hours a day.
I make way less than $30 grand a year, work 2 jobs and will be returning to grad school in a month or so. Is this why my progress is going so slow!??! BUT instead of complaining, I will say that I am very proud that I've lost all of this weight and have been keeping it OFF for over a year and a half now.
Today.... I did 45 mins on the elliptical. Hope weigh in tomorrow works out for me!!!
Starting Measurements vs. Current Measurements
Arms - 12" / 11.5"
Legs- 24"/ 21.5"
Waist- 38"/ 32.5"
Hips - 42"/38"