Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy day!

This weekend, is our state's Tax-free weekend (tax free on clothes up to $100, books, computer stuff)

After rummaging around my closet, trying on outfit....after outfit....I realized that I have 2 maybe 3 articles of clothing that are not falling off of me.
SO....I went to Kohl's and Old Navy (looooove old navy) and found some awesome sales! Got some cute 3/4 sleeve short cardigans, LOTS of cute tank tops trimmed in dainty lace, a few long sleeve shirts and 2 pairs of jeans....and guess what.. one of them is a size 14!!  I think I was in 8th or 9th grade last time I wore a size 14.  Here is  one of my cute outfits:

Naturally I was on a shopping 'high' due to the awesome sales and my new found pant size...then all of a sudden raised my arms *an attempt to take this picture actually* and saw this:

Say hello to Myrtle...the bat wing...actually Myrtle is an identical twin, because her twin lives next door on my other upper arm. *sigh*  I realize this is a cosmetic worry...something absolutely silly. I mean, God has allowed me to lose 104 lbs so far! My health hasn't been this amazing in YEARS! And I'm worrying about my flabby arms?!  Yeah...(as I smack myself in the face)
Anyhow...this just makes me want to do some crazy upper arm workouts! Now I realize that it all won't tone up...but I'm hoping within the next few months that it will look much better.

Anyone have any tips on good upper arm workouts? I'm all ears!

Life is still awesome, and I am thankful for all that God has blessed me with!


Kelly said...

I would look at all of the tricep exercises on SparkPeople. They have some good suggestions. Also, I don't know if your gym offers a strength training class, but I'm taking one at the Y and my triceps have never been so sore. Being in a class definitely pushes me harder that I push myself alone.

I don't know if you swim at all, but my upper arms always look fab when I've been swimming laps consistently for awhile.

Btw, love the outfit! You look so cute!

zamy said...

Thanks, Kelly! I will check out sparkpeople's tricep workouts!