Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So Much For Spot Reduction

The phrase that I repeated most often today was Oh my God.

((('Drea Stands Up))) Oh my God.

Imagine a subtle moan if you will.

((('Drea Goes Down The Stairs)))

Oh my God.

Kate delivered a butt-kicking of epic proportions yesterday. My glutes and thighs are maximally sore.

The only option for exercise today was something water-related or nothing at all.

I went to The Heights and the lap lanes were busy so I headed to the lazy river where this guy was swimming against the current. LOL, I tried but I couldn't even walk against the current. Brownie point for him.

I watched from the lazy river and noticed when a lane opened up then made my move. I quickly found out that my glutes and thighs were not the only thing sore. I did ten laps and got back in the lazy river. Change is good, right?

After the lazy river, I got in a very warm hot tub. Nirvana, I tell you and probably just what my sore muscles needed.

This morning, as usual, I got on the scale and sulked (a little) afterwards.

When I looked at myself in the mirror at work, I noticed that my pants were a little baggy. I had on a more form-fitting top so that probably drew my attention to the pants.

The scale is not moving but I definitely have more room in my size 14 pants. It's ironic. Out of all the places that I would like to lose weight, my behind is not one of them. So much for spot reduction.


  1. sometimes that scale does not show our hard work. measurements can be a great way to see results too! :) Congrats on your baggy pants! :)

  2. TJ,

    Thanks. Yes, the scale has put a spell on me; I'm trying to break the spell with mixed results.

    I kind of half-heartedly measure myself. I need to pause for the cause and break out the tape measure again.

  3. From that shot I'd say that new pants are looming in your future. The scale doesn't hold all the truth and those pants prove it!! Great job!

  4. Oh my goodness, look at the slack in those slacks! The scale is fickle; clothing fit is a much better gauge. I can always tell when I'm losing or gaining weight by how LONG my pants are - when I'm fatter they're shorter (I will leave that as an exercise for the student...)

    Nice work.

  5. @Diane,

    I'm hoping that a size 12 is in my future soon.


    I'll start paying attention to the length of my pants too. ;)