WiW 9.26 - Making Peace with my Arms

Sort of.

I have been trying to work out almost 4x a week for the last ten weeks or so and I do not know if I am happy or not with lack of results. I am rather unhappy with the shape of my arms and went with a blazer today. Struggled with a pic.

I met a patient with one arm today.

I think I am ok with mine! Phew! What a perspective change! Bring on a little flab :)

I will just give a lot of hugs!!!

Also - I am a style rebel as I'm wearing the "same thing" twice in a week - AHA! I actually ended up buying two of the same dress. Shhhhhh.... ;)

  • Blazer: Ricki's
  • Dress: H&M
  • Belt, Earrings: Anthropologie
  • Tights: Claire's
  • Boots: Doc Martens
  • Watch: Fossil
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  • replied 6 years ago

    Your arms look fine to me! Love the cinched belt with the dress, ad it looks good with and without the blazer!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 6 years ago

    It's no coincidence when you are feeling this that you met a patient with no arms,,, this happens all the time,but congrats to you for recognizing it.  Sometimes it gets lost on others...

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    Definitely better to have ANY arms that no arms...but yours look fine to me. You know, I have the same problem with my arms thinking they are flabby but I get compliment for those rare times I do wear sleeveless tops. I think it is more in our heads :-)
    Love navy and cobalt together and of course love your signature fit and flare dress. 

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Oh Lyn, sweetie, there is absolutely nothing at all wrong with your arms. You look great in that outfit, with or without a jacket!

    One day last February I was on the trail, nearing the end of a 12-mile run, feeling worn out and cursing my legs for not being stronger. I think I was approaching the 11-mile mark when a man appeared on the trail, shuffling towards me on a walker. He had one leg but was out for a walk on a cold, windy winter day anyway. I stopped cursing my legs after that. I try to remember him and others like him when I feel bad about how my legs look. Who cares how they look? They WORK!

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago


    Now I'm tired. Recharge time. Zzz.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Really like the blue with brown accents.  Looks good with and w/o blazer. 

  • jurocha replied 6 years ago

    My tale? I worked out 5x a week (3x running + 2x interval training) and I saw no results for almost 3 months. Then a little over 3 months, really like overnight, I could see a significant difference. Keep on! You are almost at the breaking point.

  • Hil replied 6 years ago

    Sometimes a bit of perspective is all it takes! Hugs - and... you look fab! x

  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    I totally know what you mean. So good to be able to replace self-criticism with gratitude--I feel a lot better when I do that. Your outfit is a sleek and elegant take on your signature silhouette.

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    You look great!  You have such a great belt collection that works so well with your dresses. 

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    I"m sure that your exercise is having "results" in your body.  Perhaps your triceps don't appear to have changed, but as a medical professional, you know that you're giving a gift to your future self every time you sweat and complete a push up!

    And I love this on you!  It's a beautiful, Lyn-like silhouette, with contrasting waist definition and an amazing color on the top!

    Here's to bodies that work!

  • AviaMariah replied 6 years ago

    It's always great to get an adjustment in our perspective. Your arms looks great to me and I really love that belt.

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    You look lovely. I am glad you got a fresh perspective. Too often we fret over what our body looks like instead of rejoicing in all it does for us! Our bodies truly are amazing. :)

  • ramya replied 6 years ago

    Standing in line for a hug from beautiful adorable lyn:)

  • replied 6 years ago

    It took me years to make peace with my nose, so I totally understand, lyn. :)

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    your arms are beautiful just like you. We all can't have buffed arms our jobs require different things from us. I am sure if your sole purpose in life was to have cut up arms you'd have a great pair still.
    I love the navy and cobalt mashup around the neutral belt.

  • Raisin replied 6 years ago

    Your arms look great!  Sometimes a little perspective helps though...I love your outfit!

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