Tomorrow will be another ginormous mile stone...60 lbs! (today I'm just shy of it, but I know it'll be there..tomorrow, tomorrow, the sun will come out tomorrow....)
12 lbs lost
since September, I've lost 3" from my chest, 4" from my waist, 6" from my hips (yes, 6..not a typo!), 3" off each thigh, 2" from each arm, and 1" from my neck....that's a lot of Inches!
November (took it on Sunday because I actually flung on some makeup ;))
Compared to September...
And this picture brings tears to my eyes...2 years ago February...
I still have a long road ahead. But can I give you some encouragement? It's just one step at a time, one good choice leads to another good choice...knocking down brick after brick that I had built up.
I'm loving the gym..who knew?!? I'm not the prettiest workerouter, but I get it done! In August when I hurt my knee I barely was able to walk a 45 min mile. I'm proud to say that yesterday I killed it on the elliptical and did it in 12 min! Jim said that he'd start thinking about working out after I was able to run faster than him...well, bud...you better start thinking because I'm closing in on ya!
I haven't been this size in like 10 yrs!
Looking back, I wonder what in the heck took me so long?!?
Food was my hideout, my comfort, my reward...guess what...no amount of cupcakes or brownies or whatever made any difference in our circumstances...not once, did scarfing down a sweet in a moment of frustration ever make what was so annoying disappear!
I've stopped hiding. I've picked myself up, brushed myself off, and started living the life that I was made to live!
There is no way that I ever would have the strength to do this on my own...crazy hour long workouts..never...eating clean and portioned..nope....facing life full on...nada..definitely not this girl!
I am constantly calling on God--Lord help me--I'm giving it all to you---Jesus please give me the strength for just 5 more pushups. sounds silly, but you know what.....it works...Every Time!
Also, support is crucial. This journey is so much more than just food....it's about becoming whole, inside and out. Life will not magically change when that golden scale moment comes...and if you haven't grown on the inside while shrinking on the outside, you're setting yourself up to fail.
My dear friend Krystal...oh what a blessing she is in my life! God sent her here /kept us here a little longer for a reason. She's been there and overcame! Her blog is so full of knowledge. And, if you're at a point where you just don't know what to do next...seriously, she is the Best Coach!!! Jillian Shmillian! This girl knows how to get it done! (Last week, she stood beside my elliptical and kept cheering me on--Go Baby! Go Baby!) Without her pushing, I never would have branched off the treadmill---crossfit workouts--sweating, and more sweating--I actually did 15 pullups last week (assisted but still)--Yeah Baby!
so, do me a favor..she has a new blog....go show her some love :)
Grow or Die
and...if you need help getting started, or have hit a wall and just don't know what else to do...contact her!!!!!