Today marks 3 months since I made the decision to change my life for good. 3 months of learning, of baby steps, of good decisions. 3 months of clean eating, of hard work, of working out, of sweat and sore muscles.
As of this morning, I’m down: 53.6 pounds!
Obviously, I’m super excited about losing the weight, but what I’m trying to be more excited about are the non-scale victories.
- I’m down 2 pant sizes. (I have a stack of clothes I can’t wear anymore because they’re too big!)
- I can walk up “the hill” without stopping to rest. (In case I haven’t mentioned it, “the hill” is this long/steep hill I found near my house, the first time I tried to walk up it, I had to stop many times to catch my breath and ease my screaming leg muscles.)
- Today I am starting week 4 of T25 (Week 1, I thought I was going to die after every workout – I still feel like that now, but now I like the feeling!)
- I’m proud of myself every day.
- I’m more knowledgeable about health and nutrition.
- I’m inspiring others.
- I feel stronger.
- Quite simply, I just feel so much better. Emotionally and physically.
And now for something I said I wasn’t going to do. Progress pics. It’s not that I have anything against them in general, but come on, I don’t wanna put embarrassing full body pics of myself online. But, I’ve decided to stop looking at it that way. Its hard for me to see my own physical progress because I look at myself in the mirror every day and really, I feel like I look the exact same.
I have been taking photos w/ my phone just so I can look at them personally, but I know it inspires me to see other people’s progress pics, so I thought I should post them. So please excuse the horrible quality of these photos, the dirty mirror and the dirty clothes in the background – they weren’t taken with the intention of sharing.
Well, now that that’s over with, I just want to say thanks to everyone for all of the love, support and encouragement. It helps keep me going. I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m motivated.
Every morning I wake up and tell myself: I can do this.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13