9/2011 - With my friend son, more recent, but I think I am even a few pounds heavier today :-(
Oh to be a cat...!
2008 - This was me 2 months before my competition, I was very proud!
I've been trying to change my fitness for the better for several months as consistently as possible.
A turning point for me occurred at work. I sit at a computer all day (partially responsible for my lack of activity and weight gain since graduation). I did something I never really think about. In fact, I do it all the time at home, especially after a large meal, say Thanksgiving. Well, I was abruptly surprised when a coworker came in to my cube. It was determined that I would need to get up to go work on an issue... well that's when it happened. I completely forgot that I had unbuttoned AND unzipped my pants to sit comfortably at my desk. I couldn't hide it with my shirt or with the stupid, worn, gray sweater thingy I wear EVERYDAY claiming it's too cold, when really, I use it to disguise the fact ALL of my clothes are now too small and I refuse to buy a new wardrobe at my size!!
Oprah Winfrey once said in passing on one of her shows, that she wasted a large portion of her 30's being fat. That completely struck a chord with me and I have it programmed into my calendar to pop up daily in my task list. Next year, I'll be 39. I have too much incentive to get healthy and I'm tired of passing up going out with girlfriends or my man cause "I have nothing to wear" or because I am embarrassed of my appearance. So, I'm gonna do this thing big!
I am currently 38 and 205lbs. One goal is to enter the June 2014 Model fitness competition. I competed in the November 2008 Universe weekend in Vegas and it was truly wonderful. I came in last place but got so much reward from it. I last over 35 pounds and gained muscle all by myself that year and felt and looked great. I wasn't too much of a threat to the other competitors, but felt great about my progress. Five years and 50 pounds later, I am really looking forward to creating the perfect package again, through significant reduction of body fat, and increased muscle tone. That's it, period. I am currently at about 41% body fat, I'd like to get to at least 20%. I want to still be curvaceous and lose the really gross cellulite. I am committed to making this happen.
I was visiting the gym with regular, twice per week pt appointments and enjoyed it. I was also following a pH balancing diet and succeeded in losing 12 pounds. Then, in late August 2013, I injured my back with a substitute trainer, aaagh! I was in excruciating pain for weeks and then re-tweaked which again knocked me all the way back to zero. All of that was 9 weeks ago and though my Physical Therapist has some reservations, my mind is so committed to getting back on track that I'm willing my body to follow. I bought the Focus T25 program by BeachBody and am amped to get started on 10/28/2013. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by New Years. It's aggressive for sure, but I believe with my renewed spirit and focus, cleaned up nutrition and regular exercise, I will make it. Truthfully, even if I fall a little short, I'll still be happy because it will still be progress!
Fav Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder)
Fav Book: So Worthy My Love - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Fav Websites: http://www.kitchencommuter.com
| current weight: 207.2
Hey Im a newbie ..... I just wanted to say you look great! If you can share any tips or details that helped you on your journey that would be great. Congratulations
2644 days ago
Just wanted to stop by and say "HI"! Let you know that you are doing an amazing job, you look beautiful!
2698 days ago
"There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something..."
2705 days ago
Hey There! Good job with your weightloss. Just wanted to wish you a happy New Year... from one spark buddy to another : )
2712 days ago
“The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it.”
2712 days ago