Me, probably at my heaviest (about 178 lbs.)
August 2nd - 33rd Birthday
Yoga on a very hot, Summer day - 2009
I'm a 32-year old singer/songwriter/musician who has struggled off and on for over a decade to stay fit. At 5'7", I've hovered around 170 lbs. for years. At 20, I weighed about 135 lbs., then gained some poundage. At 25, I got down to 155 lbs. A few months ago, I topped off at 178. I hold weight in a strange way. No one can ever believe how much I weigh, and when I compare myself to other women at the same height/weight, I look very different. But the bottom line is: I'm overfat and fed up with feeling like crud. I finally reached a point in late April where I was tired of feeling badly about myself and my lack of self-discipline and have been working out 5-7 days a week ever since. I've lost 10 pounds in the last 10 weeks, which isn't a whole lot, but I've been tweaking my eating habits, as well as lifting weights, which I think is adding muscle as I lose fat (and accounts for the low weight-loss numbers). My size 10 pants and capris are finally getting too big, and I am guessing (and crossing fingers!) to be in my size 8's within the next couple of weeks. I've never felt this dedicated to working out, and I hope to keep the momentum going. I just finished Couch to 5K last week, and am continuing to run 3 miles, 3 days per week for awhile, before eventually starting another running program. I am a certified yoga instructor, and feeling as fit as I do now has really helped when it comes to teaching. I love seeing everyone's progress on Sparkpeople and before and after photos. It's very inspiring and shows that with a lot of effort, huge changes can happen. Here's to our health!
I want to live my life to its fullest potential, which includes a regular exercise habit and an overall healthy lifestyle. I also want to sell some of my songs and earn money as a songwriter and performer!
I've finally established a solid workout ethic. I started the Couch to 5K program at the end of April and finished it on time (9 weeks). Now I'm running 3 miles 3 days per week, and will start the 10K program once I've worked up my speed and played with the incline. I'm lifting weights 4 days per week to rev up my fat loss, as well as practicing yoga when I feel the need.
I'm a singer, songwriter, musician, and performer living in Cincinnati, Ohio. My husband and I are about to move to an historic area of Covington, Kentucky, which is right across the river. My husband and I have been lovebirds for 9 1/2 years now. Our goal is to be able to make a living playing and writing music together. I'm currently enrolled in a 2-year RN program as my "back-up plan."
| current weight: 168.2