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Standing on the top step.... am I too afraid to dive into life as a fit woman?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Today I weigh 151.8 pounds. 151.0 will make 25 pounds lost since 8/30/10. I am soooooo close to that milestone. It's an incredible feeling. I am tamping down the negative thoughts that remind me that 150 was once my 'fat' weight. I have NEVER lost this much weight. I have NEVER had the muscles I have now.

In losing the last few pounds the changes in my body are incredible. My feet got thin again. My hands got thin again. My calves are firm with no jiggle at all. These are things I took for granted once upon a time. NEVER again. Under the fat on my upper arms and thighs I can feel powerful muscles that I've NEVER had before. I've been thinner but I was a skinny fat person. I want to be a lean fit woman.

I feel like I am on the top step of a high dive. I can turn around and climb back down because it's scary to be here or I can walk out on that diving board. Am I prepared to do the work needed to dive into life as a fit woman? I think I am and I am looking forward to seeing what the swim is like!

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MNNICE 5/27/2011 9:58PM

    It is strange that most of us are actually a little scared when we are getting close to reaching our goal. I can tell you, being fit and at a healthy weight definitely feels toooooooo good to ever go "back there" again! Jump on in!

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AMARILYNH 5/27/2011 9:12AM

    You can do it! Strong and fit beats skinny every day of the week!!

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KAITMEND 5/27/2011 9:12AM

    emoticon don't look back now!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 5/27/2011 7:56AM

    You can do it!! The thrill of knowing you are strong, you are fit, you are healthy is so much more than the fear of the dive.
Go for it!!

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10 things I like about exercise

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I joined a gym 2 1/2 months ago. This week I crossed the 50 workout mark. It seems a good time to journal about the benefits I have reaped.
10. People tell me I look great all the time... But they can't figure out what's different.
9. I stand taller now. Is it the confidence of knowing I am worth taking care of? Is it all that core work?
8. My skin is clearer than it's been since before I hit puberty. No medications required! I can go without makeup and still look great!
7. I have slept like a baby... and I used to lie awake for hours several nights a week.
6. I no longer get 'hangry'. Must be what the doctor said about blood sugar and exercise is true!
5. I feel happier and less anxious and I believe I am lowering my risk for major depression.
4. I can tell that I have muscles, even where I have fat remaining.
3. I have fabulous calf muscles and they are visible!
2. I have lost about 14-16 additional pounds. (I so didn't expect the gym to 'take' that I don't remember what I weighed the first day.
1. I feel better about myself than I have in a long, long time.

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KIMBAASHWORTH 5/25/2011 9:43PM

    Great Blog! Love it! Thanks for reminding me why I need to exercise!

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JSTRIK 5/25/2011 9:12PM

  That's so good for you! emoticon Keep it up!

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