Monday, July 27, 2009
I was in China for 10 days and it was amazing. We saw so many awesome sights. We walked and walked and walked, and climbing the Great Wall was the hardest workout I've ever done!
Jet lag got me over the weekend; I still didn't sleep right last night. But I did wake up and go to the gym today. The hardest part about being over there was that I didn't have a workout routine. By the time I got home I felt flabby and blah. Makes me realize how important it is to exercise - not only lots of walking, but strength training, too.
My friend has a lot of the pictures of me; I will post some on my page when I get those pictures from her. I am SO glad I started Sparking when I did. I was actually happy to have my picture taken on vacation this year. No contorting my body and face in weird ways to try to minimize the "fat look," which wasn't so easily hidden. I am so happy with my pictures. The best part is that I am not looking at them and thinking "wow, I look really fat." Instead, I am thinking "wow, what a great time we had." What a difference six months makes.
Went to the silk factory - I bought a silk shirt. Good thing I lost the weight, or else I would have never been able to buy a Chinese size shirt! I take a small/medium here, and had to buy an XL over there.