So on the left is a photo taken of me around the time when I first started my current job (March 2012). I remember making sure my eyes were "extra" open so that in the photo they wouldn't look squished. ha. That's what you gotta do when you got chunky cheeks.
This picture is on my work computer and I took a photo with my phone to make the split screen--that's why the color is a little off.
On the right was a photo I took of myself last month (January 2013). Can I get a hallelujah for darkening my hair? It's nice to see my neck isn't trying to swallow my face anymore. And that I have a jaw line/cheekbones.
Here are a couple of gradual comparisons collages I put together awhile back, in case you missed them. In the next couple months I plan on making full body comparisons--it's just harder to do those because I don't have a lot of full body photos. On purpose.
Moving on from photos of myself.
Yesterday was kind of a crappy day. I got an extremely nice rejection voice mail
from my second choice job. It took them ONE day to make the decision...and they went with someone who already works there. I sort of predicted this as I left my interview, but you know, you never want to hear that even if you assumed it was going to happen.... and even if it was your second choice.
As for my first choice? Still waiting to hear whether I'll be coming in for a second interview. They don't even stop taking applications until next week, and I've already been phone interviewed and then asked to come in for a panel interview. So. I'm sure I won't hear anything else until the application deadline passes. At least one job possibility is settled so I only have one to worry myself sick over :) if only I was kidding.
Moving on. From wallowing in self pity.
I bought some weights last night! My first real set!! I used them until my arms were shaking and weak and I was worried I would drop one on my head and knock myself out, then I stopped.
I did all the exercises I could think of, just past the point of where I thought I couldn't handle anymore reps, then I would rest for a few seconds. Most of the moves came from 30DS:
I held onto them while I did planks, I did dumbbell rows, chest flies and shoulder presses (all from 30DS) and these things this girl in the photo below is doing (only I was on my knees), regular bicep curls and some chair dips.
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