The Smile Says It All ! I love being a FITFARMGIRL
FARMERCHIC is a SparkPeople Motivator!
You are the person who has to decide. Whether you'll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are. - Edgar A. Guest
So what makes us a winner ? Is it winning ? For me, it's a Win Win situation everyday ! I am making healthy changes and choosing to move it with workouts, that my friend is a winner ;)
I hear from so many people that think they can't do it. I encourage everyone and tell them yes they can. I know all to well that feeling, I thought that over 150 lbs ago !
Most importantly.. believe in yourself.....
Sure it's hard.... it's supposed to be hard ! But the rewards are so unbelievable that you just keep going !!!
I know a lot of us have different reason for losing weight, different struggles, medical conditions, financial hardships etc... but you just take it one day at a time !!!
You want to know what makes me feel like the biggest winner of all ??? It's not my weight loss, it's the joy I hear in the emails that I get from people that are seeking help, asking me what I did .. that friends is the biggest reward of all !!!!
So exciting News ! Starting Monday I will start my Video Blogs ! Now keep in mind I am not perfect, so I will probably sound and heck maybe even look a little dorky talking to a computer web cam ! But know this.. I love to keep it real, after all that creates success !!
So see you all On Monday :) I have a busy weekend ahead working on the Farm, Garden, A party to attend ;) ... My shakes showed up today too ( I almost attacked the UPS in the driveway with a big hug ) So I'll be busy packing those up and getting samples mailed off ;)
That's the goal... making America fit one person at a time ;)
Everyone have a GREAT weekend ;)
Happy New Year to everyone out there ! I do believe that 2010 is going to be one GREAT YEAR !! I am so excited to be on my fitness journey each day !!!
I am always here to help ! So if you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to send me a message !! My reward to myself is to help others get fit !
First of All I want to Thank the Creator(s) of Spark People.com, for without them so many of us would not be able to live our dream and life the way it should be lived, fit and healthy !
Every time I look at my photo's I cant really believe its me, but guess what, Its ME ! And that is just amazing to me !
I have not only found information, friends and a great community at spark to help me lose weight but I have also found a home for life !
A Little about me .........my story.....
I joined my first weight watchers meeting when I was about 10 years old. I never really had a " problem " with food, obviously that would become much clearer as I finally ended my weight at almost 318 lbs in my late 30's.
I am not a newbie when it comes to losing weight, or for that matter, gaining it, because I have lost and gained I am sure thousands of pounds over my life time.
You name it I have tried it, Weight Watchers ( was a member 12 times ( yes you read that right ), Jenny Craig way back when it first came out, nutri system, Cabbage soup diet, Zone diet, Bob Greene when he first hit Oprah's show, you name it, I have done it or at least tried it. I have spent thousands of dollars I am sure and then some on quick weight loss fads, gizmos and everything else in between......so you ask, what was it that worked ?
ME. That is what worked and also my, as I call it, AH HA moment that came some years back and finding P90 X !
I had arrived home from a vacation and couldn't wait to pick up the pictures. After getting ready to look at them all excited, I opened the package and was upset that I was sure the Photography lab had sent me the wrong pictures back.
Who was that FAT woman in that god awful blue shirt with the frizzy hair standing on the cruise ship ? Surely not me....... until I looked again and there was no mistaking the next photo where my grandmother stood next to me.
I felt like someone had smacked me upside the head and I thought OMG, I would never go on another vacation again. How did this happen ??
Sure I had 2 babies by then and all of life's stresses that come with just, well life. I was always told I was beautiful and here's the kicker to my families answers when I said " Do I look Fat " ? AM I Fat ? " the reply was always the same, " No, you look great " ........well I sure did Look great, about the size of the great wall !
It was that moment that I decided I would take up walking and I was not going to live like that another day. So sure enough, I just kept at it. I really wanted to run, but lets get serious, at 318 lbs, there was no way my legs and knees were going to put up with that kind of torture for long.
So I started walking each day bright and early in the am. I started writing down everything I ate and yes, it was a PITA, but it also made me realize that I was overeating etc.
So walking ended up turning into slight jogging/walking over time and the weight was coming off ! The more it came off the more I wanted to push further, until finally I watched Tony Horton's P90X commercial on TV one late night and knew it was sink or swim, and I was a swimmer ;)
I cannot tell you what a feeling it was after 13 months to step out of size 24 pants 18-20 sizes smaller ! How could that possibly be. Was it hard ?
I wish I could say it was, actually I took on the challenge and was not going to give up. So I got down to my lowest ever, from 318 lbs to 135 lbs ! I felt awesome ! I still feel awesome although I am now back up to 144 lbs.....but I am more fit than ever and of course I attribute that to my workouts which I started and never gave up on, the famous P90X, Turbo Fire, CE and more ;)
We all make mistakes, we all fall, but the important thing is we stand up, brush ourselves off and continue on forward ! How many times did we all say we would start on " Monday " . Do you know how many calories I had consumed from a Thursday to a Monday ?? And weeks went by before I would actually even start........
After reaching my goal, life changed. I changed. I wanted to live life for all it had to offer and it was time for me to finally be free and live life the way I had always imagined.
Things of course changed, relationships changed. I lost some of my " best friends " because they thought me getting thin was shutting them out and it was sad. I also got divorced, I just didn't want to sit in the house and watch TV, etc. I wanted to be OUT, I wanted to LIVE ( We are still best friends and he's the kids dad and I am so thankful for whatever reason this happened the way it did )
I actually didn't want to be married at all and just wanted to enjoy my kids and it was the most amazing feeling of going to a park and running after the kids and just being US !
Things were a bit too comfortable and stressful at the same time over this last year, My dad came down with cancer and well it was probably one of the worse moments of my life, I was not dealing well and the wine seemed to come more often then needed to reduce my stress but I found that my workout's would reduce my stress level where it needed to be , so I kept up with them on a daily basis. My dad is now recovering and is doing well.
Spark people is awesome and Remember you CAN do this ! We are capable of so much that when you reach deep down inside, not just the " oh I cant do this, but when you reach far down inside, you will find power that you never knew you had.
I can attest to the statement , nothing tastes as good as thin feels !
So dust off those running shoes, weights, DVD's, whatever it takes, just move and the scale will move with you !
I have come up with a pretty rigorous workout schedule and I plan on sticking to it faithfully :)
Because when you think about it, its only time. Time you are working on yourself, sure the house may not get dusted, maybe the clothes wont get folded, but this is for YOU !
I have been inspired by so many emails, notes, posts, and I hope that as much as you have all motivated and inspired me, that I have done the same for you !
Feel free to email me or send me a message ! I would love to encourage you on your journey !
In good health,
FarmerChic Aka the Fit Farm Girl !
New Goals for 2012
Get certified in nutrition and personal Training.
Help others get Fit and Get Paid and live a dream
Drink 3 Liters of Water a Day
Workout 6-7 days a week
To help those around me get fit and healthy
To up my fitness levels to the next level !
Complete Les Mills Pump Round 3 !
Currently doing LM PUMP and throwing in either the Bulgarian Bag and or BBL for rest days...
This is the year where I will hit goal !!!!
No excuses....Love it !!!
Lived in California all my life ;)
Someday will move to Montana... House hunting now ;)
I live on a small farm ( I am a city girl at heart ) Hence the reason Farmer Chic AKA Fitfarmgirl !
You can get what you want.. you just have to reach for it..
Email me anytime and I'll tell you how I've done it and will coach you along the way !!!!
Never GIVE up and NEVER Give in ! You will make your GOALS ! You are WORTH IT !
Your mistakes do not define you, they tell you who your not !
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| current weight: 154.0
What a great job you have done! Its been a long time since I have been here on my sparkpage and I am so amazed to see how friends like you have done...you are an inspiration! Thats just great! GREAT job...keep up the great work! And good luck on the move to Montana! All the best.
1024 days ago
Hey! Where are you? Come back. Let's inspire each other.
1296 days ago
Your story is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing! I'm on my way to a healthier, happier and lighter me too and it's success stories like yours that give people like me boosts when we need it the most!
1390 days ago
Wow - you are an inspiration!! I have 131 pounds to lose. Your SparkPage made my day!
Congratulations to you! And thank you for being an inspiration to us on our journey.
1402 days ago
I just joined SparkPeople this week (Aug. 7, 2012), and I have 125 pounds to lose. My goal is to lose it by September 30, 2013. Your page was inspiring to me not only because you successfully lost such a significant amount of weight, but because you're continuing to set goals for yourself and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for making your information available to us.
1415 days ago