Tuesday, November 9, 2010

365...................



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!!!!


Blessings,
Vicki


This is me in the same outfit. I don't seem to resemble the Pillsbury dough boy...busting out.

8 comments:

Jody said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!! I've been waiting and waiting for this post and to see pictures of your progress!!!

Couldn't be prouder of you, my Dear Vicki!

Keep it up, Girl! You're adding years to your life and making the years better!

An inspiration to all of us!

Wooo to the Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Congrats, Vick! You're doing a great job! {& I can't imagine making homemade donuts & not salivating over them!!}

Anonymous said...

You have lost much more than 20 pounds of fat...you just replaced it with well-placed muscle. You look fantastic!!! So happy for you to have changed your life and found so much joy in the journey!

Ginger said...

You look fantastic Vicki! You've inspired me. I'm now working out faithfully. Maybe one day I'll decide to eat less and I'll lose weight. lol

Vicki said...

Aww you guys I mean gals are so sweet. I am so thankful for the encouragement. Thank you all for the suppprt!!!

kt said...

GREAT JOB! You DO look great! I can't believe it's *only* 20 lbs...how fabulous to show us you in the same outfit. You look adorable in it. You are really inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!

Crystal Keilers said...

You look amazing! If I wasn't pregnant, I'd say I feel inspired to lose weight ;).

Lynn said...

Wow! You look great! You are inspiring me to get off my rear and lose weight, too!