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May 19, 2011

Weight Loss - Slow and Steady

Weight Loss Progression Picture

Last September I mentioned I was feeling very BLAH.  I was unhappy with the weight I had gained after getting married in 2009 and wanted to get in shape.  Around March of 2010 I started whining and crying about my weight because I started outgrowing my clothes. 

I whined.  I cried.  I whined.  I cried.  Promised myself I would change. 

I whined.  I cried.  I whined.  I cried.  Promised myself I would change.

If only it were so easy to take that first step.  Fears of failing caused me to procrastinate.  Within a blink of an eye, I was outgrowing the larger sized clothes recently bought due to weight gain.  I finally woke up and realized I couldn’t wish this issue away, I had to do something about this issue. 

Last November I decided to join the January session of a boot camp program.  During the holidays, I allowed myself to eat as much hash brown casserole as I wanted and I did not hate myself for doing so. 

I enjoyed every bite!

Once January rolled around I was tired of eating and ready to get fit.  I started attending boot camp classes 4 days a week and started eating healthy.  The first 4 weeks I lost almost 11 inches all over my body.

I am proud to say I am still enrolled and attending the classes.  There are many reasons I have been successful this time around.  Being that this is a group setting, I have made friends that I look forward to seeing every day.  There is always someone there to encourage me to keep going when I think I can’t go  anymore.  Our teacher is awesome.  Class is not a competition, it doesn’t matter if we finish first or last, as long as we finish.

I am now fitting into clothes that I had not been able to wear and it feels wonderful.  I have learned so much in these last few months, that will help me live a better life.  My instructor tells us that this class should not be looked upon as a way to lose weight, rather it is to get us healthy.  Guess what one of the side effects of living a healthy lifestyle is??  YOU LOOK BETTER!!  I have also learned not to worry about the number on the scale.  I bet you won’t believe me if I tell you I have only lost about 10 pounds since I started.  I have lost more inches then pounds.

Here are some pictures taken during class (I am in purple)

I can’t tell you how many bad words I have said when we have to run zig zags up and down this hill that extends all the way to the road

Boot Camp Class

I love the burn from lunges!

Boot Camp Class

I’m not sure I will ever love running.

Boot Camp Class 

 

And here is the side view of my progress.

Weight Loss Progression Picture

If you are trying to find motivation to get fit reach deep down inside and find it because I know it is there!  Once you do you will feel AWESOME!

I link to these awesome blogs: Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T., Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative, Made By You Monday at Skip to My Lou, Show Me What Ya Got at Not JUST a Housewife, Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog, Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Whatever Goes Wednesday by Someday Crafts, Hookin’ Up with HOH at House of Hepworths, {LTC} Link Party at Lemon Tree Creations, Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple, Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Free For All at Young and Crafty, Frugalicious Friday by Finding Fabulous, I’m Lovin’ It at Tidy Mom, It’s a Hodgepodge Friday by It’s a Hodgepodge Life, Remodelaholic’s Anonymous at Remodelaholic, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots & Jello, Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal, DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff, Sunday Scoop at I Heart Naptime

9 comments:

Meg O. said...

You're back!! YAY!

Omg, you look amazing! I am so inspired by your motivation!

Susan said...

Wow!! This is so inspiring! You go, girl!

Kirie said...

That looks wonderful! Congratulations! I know your enthusiasm - I'm in the middle of loosing weight myself and agree that the most important moment (and the worst one) is to finally start... and then keep on going. But you did it and now it can only get better :)
P.S. Found you on HOH link party

Just Jaime said...

CONGRATS! That is awesome! You are an inspiration!

R @ Rebecca's Roundup said...

Way to go! You are awesome, and so brave to share, thank you :)

BigBearswife said...

Congrats on your progress!!! thats awesome!

Leslie said...

Way to go. You look awesome!

jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

That is so awesome! What a great story you have! thank you for sharing... and thank you for the inspiration!
xx

Alicia Wells said...

I am so proud of you! I have been feeling that BLAH feeling as well and you inspired me to take control of my life and become a better me by treating myself better. Thank you!

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