Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Today, I Amazed Myself...

It doesn't happen as often as it should, but I am trying to change my brain so that it happens more often. Yesterday I was talking to the dietitian I work with at the hospital (the picture of health, and athletic too!) We were discussing my workout routine, and I was telling her about the 90lb squats...she looked impressed, then after talking about it, she realised I meant 90lbs total, not on each today I decided to try it..90 lbs each side, so 180lb.

Maybe I was underestimating myself and my abilities again..who knows? So, I tried 180 lb squats...and I couldn't do 3 sets of 12, but I could do 2 sets of 10!

That means, I am squatting 3 lbs more than my own body weight! WOW!

That is opening options in my mind. What else am I underestimating in myself? Maybe I am setting my limits too low on life itself? I need to think long and hard on this...because this and the decisions about what I have accepted as "my best" need to be re-examined. Maybe I can start to bike to work again...I am getting tired of walking...but I'm just not all that co-ordinated with biking...maybe I need to kick a few things up and see what happens!

New goal: Try to push myself out of my comfort zone more..after all, my comfort zone is that of someone who was 50lbs heavier, and look at what I have achieved!

Maybe it's time to start those speed sprints that I've been thinking about for months now.

I've got to investigate wrapping my ankles to avoid injury...(klutzy, remember?)

This is a glorious day! A day of self-discovery is always a great day if you follow it up with a PLAN!


  1. Jenn I think your FABULOUS! Congrats on your win!

  2. Jenn, I think you're FABULOUS!!! Congrats on your Fab Fattie win last night!

  3. I love the concept of self discovery followed by a plan. Keep on amazing yourself!