Thursday, September 01, 2011

Unexpected compliment

Today when I was leaving Spin class (I was the only one left in the room), my instructor told me I looked great and asked how much weight I had lost.  Looking over the last few months, the most honest answer is "none," and my body fat scale shows a loss of about 2 pounds of fat.  Nothing dramatic.

I do know what she means, though. I am definitely fitter than I was earlier in the summer, and I have more muscle definition.  I feel like I look different, though there is no objective data to back that up.  I just have the feeling that something has shifted.

I just thanked her for the compliment and said I had been working out outdoors more this summer, which is the truth.  I'm sure she didn't want a big analysis. It does feel good to have some confirmation that someone else is seeing the changes, too.


  1. Nice :) Getting unsolicited feedback from someone who really notices tone and physical fitness is especially nice. It's so easy to get all into a big analysis when the better, and more graceful, thing is to simply do what you did: say thank you. Wish I was close enough to see you myself! It's been 4.5 years!

  2. That long!? Crazy!

  3. Unsolicited feedback rocks! Nice one Jen :)


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