Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Facing the Gym Mirrors...


So. I've been struggling with the whole gym mirror lately.

You know... there are mirrors everywhere in the gym. And for good reasons. They're there so that you can make sure you are lifting the dumbbell the right way and practicing the proper form. All very important things to ensure you get the most out of your work-outs.

But for some reason, I find myself feeling slight depressed when I encounter all of the gym mirrors...which is not suppose to happen when you go to the gym.

Working out at the gym is suppose to make you feel good because of all those endorphins that are bumping around you when you work out.

So, not only do I concentrate on my form while working out at the gym...I also find myself analyzing my body in the gym mirror.

Are you with me folks?

I could spend the entire day at my house and not look at my body as often as I would when I go to the gym to do a 45 minute work-out.

In a way it's almost counter productive to have such negative feelings because of those silly mirrors.

I can totally see exactly how much work I have left to do to achieve the body I want.

AND it feels a little overwhelming at times.

Well, I won't stop going to the gym because of it.

I wish I could just lose all this extra weight...

In a snap!

Ha! Don't we all?

So, until that weight come off like I want it to, here I am stuck looking at myself in those gym mirrors.

I will admit that I have noticed some changes in my body since I've dropped nine pounds. And I can see it in the mirrors.

Those darn mirrors.

Maybe one day I'll enjoy seeing myself in those mirrors. And the sight will encourage me rather than discourage me.

Seems to me that losing weight actually takes courage.

Facing the mirrors takes some courage.

Courage to believe in myself.

That just because I don't see it yet doesn't mean I won't ever see it.

It all takes time.

Well, I hope you're all having a good one. I managed to lose about a pound in the last few days.

Talk later!

Sunshine Mama


  1. I feel you my friend. I know growing a baby is supposed to be a beautiful thing, but when I am facing all those mirrors I feel sad myself. The baby bump is still coming and I am still just look like I've been eating too much and gaining weight. I guess I am ready for that bump to pop so that I don't just look.... lumpy. Ha! You need to keep that head up and stay focused on the prize - your body! Remember that black vintage suit? You will be able to wear that again one day. For now just keep getting in those workouts, focus on your eating, and keep the most positive attitude you can.

    I need to listen to my own advice here. I think we are all allowed to have an off day or two from time to time. Hang tough girl. We can do this!

  2. Whew. I hear ya. I started this pregnancy out too high and now...wowsers...that inbetween stage where you don't quite look pregnant yet...just as sunshinemeg was saying. In my case, it ain't pretty, woman! LOL! :)

    You are are doing a great job! Keep at it! You are my inspiration!!!