Sunday, 10 February 2008

Well, fellow Slide Stoppers, I wondered if I would have a delayed reaction from my acrobatics at the end of last week, and I did wake up with a little stiffness and soreness in my neck and shoulders this morning, but I am happy to say that it didn't stop me doing the 5 mile workout this afternoon with Paul and now it's just my neck that is slightly sore.

This morning it was my turn to teach the grades 4-6 Sunday School class--16 bright souls! After getting the materials ready for class, I was able to come upstairs and stand at the back for part of the church service, until it was time for Sunday School. I was just wearing a t shirt and cords because it was warm getting ready downstairs. After church Paul told me that my mother-in-law had asked him, "Is Belinda working out? Because she looks thinner." Wow, that was encouraging! I also was so surprised that Paul's 81 year old mum would even notice, and if she did, that she would connect it with working out and not just eating healthily. It gave me a boost and I realize that even though I have still only lost 5 pounds, my body is looking trimmer and fitter.


Libby said...

Hey Belinda, you keep this up and you'll be at goal in no time. That is neat that your mother-in-law noticed, my experience with older persons is that they are quick to comment on weight gain, but rarely have they took notice when I have lost weight.... So her comments about working out, goes to tell you that it is especially noticable. You are looking great, and you have a nice glow on your face these days too..


Belinda said...

Thanks Libby. I'm cheering you on too. You had such a big week last week; a huge adjustment. You did so well at getting to bed on time.

Shan said...

On the subject of weight loss versus fitness, when in university I tried out for the women's rowing team. I made the team and at the end of that incredibly gruelling novice year (4 hours working out per day, 6 days a week) I had a ramped up metabolism, I was down 2 sizes, and up 20 pounds.

Belinda said...

Wow, Shan, that is so reinforcing and encouraging. I am in awe of what you accomplished on that rowing team, too. Congratulations on having that achievement--getting onto the team and becoming so incredibly fit.

If there's one thing besides faith and the importance of character, that I want to leave as a legacy for my grandchildren, especially the girls, it's the image of a "strong woman"--healthy, her blood coursing through a strong body. That foundation of fitness helps us to live our lives to the fullest.