Six Weeks Flies By When You’re Working Your Butt Off

Tomorrow will be the last workout of this session of boot camp.  On Friday, I will be weighed, measured and timed on my mile run. I have not checked the scale since the second week, nor have I checked my measurements. Although my ultimate goal is to lose weight, I am trying to focus on getting stronger and breaking through my many fitness mental blocks.

No matter what the number on the scale says, I’m happy with my progress. The first week back to boot camp was brutal. I had a hard time keeping up. I said “I can’t” a lot and sometimes flat our refused to do things that I thought were too difficult.

I’ve stopped saying “I can’t” and started saying “I’ll try.”  And I do try. I have been pushing myself and doing things I didn’t think I was capable of.  It feels good. I feel good.  

I’ll share my results here on Friday. If I lost weight/inches, I’ll be happy because weight loss is good!  And if I didn’t lose weight, I’ll still be happy, proud even.

Even if I’ve not shed pounds, I’ve shed shame and self doubt and gained confidence in myself. I’m stronger both physically and mentally.

That’s success in my book.


6 thoughts on “Six Weeks Flies By When You’re Working Your Butt Off

    1. Y Post author

      Thank you! I’m grateful to have friends who believe in me and encourage me. I love you!

  1. jadine

    I’m rooting for you. Honestly, it sounds like a nightmare. But being unhappy about weight/health is a nightmare, too.

  2. Theresa

    Go Y! I really admire you dedication to bettering yourself and the hard work you’re willing to put in to get there. You’ve inspired me in more ways than you know!

  3. Suzy Q

    I bought running/workout shoes today. I have no idea why, but I fell in love with them two days ago and went back to buy them today. I neither run nor work out. I am hoping these new shoes will be the impetus I’ve been needing.

    The fact that you can run A MILE is mind-boggling to me. You are awesome and inspiring!

  4. Marcilia

    Awesome!!! Way to go!

    On another note, I’m so THRILLED your blog is back up. Must admit there was a tinge of panic when one day it was no longer there. 🙂 Although, I’ve not replied before, I have read for a long time and have identified with many of your post. You are real and I admire your determination. Thanks!

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