Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This was me 1 year ago...........
So today marks my one year mark of turning my life around. In the fitness department. One year ago I woke up and decided to do SOMETHING. I committed to myself to work out 1 hour a day for an entire year. Due to the last month of traveling for a death in the family. Then coming home and getting sick. I did not reach as many days as I wanted. And I can easily get hung up on that. But today, TODAY I am Thankful that the Lord has given me the strength, will power, and desire to make this change. I did complete 318 days....and for someone who has never worked out consistently, that is HUGE. So what are the results of 1 year committed to health? Well I have almost lost 20lbs. It's coming off S-l-o-w-l-y...but it is still coming off. No radical ways of doing it. I am just eating good whole foods and moving my body. I have seen 3.5 inches come off my waist alone, 3 inches in each leg and 2 on each arm. So the changes have kept me going. Even when I did not really want to go on. I can wear jeans all day and not feel like I am dying. I feel much better about myself. I can do a lot more things that I thought were possible. People tell me I am getting thinner and that is really nice to hear. But I did not do this for anyone but myself, husband and kids. So here is to a year. I can not tell you how much this one thing (exercising) has done in my life. I have a desire to be more disciplined. In everything isn't that GREAT? Well it has been great for me. Oh and one more thing this morning as I made homemade donuts for my family. I honestly did not desire them at all. I am content with my egg on toast. Now that was not the case last year. Last year I sat pinning and watching as they enjoyed them. So if that was the only change I would be grateful. Because my mind is in a different place. So since it has been forever and it is my anniversary I thought I would share with you all my fun experience.....and it will not stop here!!!!
This is me in the same outfit. I don't seem to resemble the Pillsbury dough boy...busting out.