Progress – April to May 2014

Current status: Still floating between 121 and 125 lbs.

These days I’ve been running much more. Not as much trail running but a lot more street and path. I can tell I’m starting to add more muscle and replace fat on my body. The arm jiggle is essentially gone. Although I typically float closer to 125 on the scale, my clothes are still fitting better and better. Doesn’t surprise me, as muscle weighs more than fat. I’m not aiming for big muscles on my body, but tone and definition. I can see it most clearly in my legs.

legs

They aren’t huge, but they are a “normal” thickness now. My whole life I’ve had chicken legs. Even when I was heavier I had scrawny long legs. Not so much now. I really like that my legs are thicker.

For the first time really in my life, I’m getting pretty sad about aging. I turned 34 this week. I am usually met with surprise when someone finds out my age – and I’m grateful I still look pretty young. But that doesn’t change the fact that I’m in my mid thirties. I don’t know why it’s bothering me so much. I am usually pretty excited to celebrate birthdays. I had a wonderful day but I am kind of relieved it’s over.

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