Friday, May 18, 2012
So...something I never thought would happen in my lifetime was seeing myself in the store buying a bikini. I mean its like everyone is gonna see what you look like in your underwear, right? Well recently a bunch of my friends have been telling me that I look better than how I see myself. I honestly don't consider myself skinny, but many of my friends tell that I am. The other day at work (old navy) I was helping a customer who wanted a pair of sweatpants, I informed her we only had size small left, and she said "too bad I'm not skinny like you, I can't wear that size" That is when it hit, my friends weren't just being nice, I actually am skinny. Who would have thought?!?!
So I decided that I would be brave and go bikini shopping today....and the first one I tried on, I fell in love with. I couldn't believe my eyes, ME IN A BIKINI?!?!?
Here is what it looks like:
Keep in mind this is where I started:
I am so proud of my accomplishments and this just encourages me even more to lose the last 28 pounds.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Yesterday at the gym I wore my new shirt! After completing my half marathon I feel like I somewhat earned a lifetime of bragging rights. I felt so awesome wearing this at the gym and wearing it really motivated me to work hard.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
What a powerful quote. I was in my spin class today, when at the end my instructor began to yell at us for not giving 110%, I was starting to get angry, I was thinking to myself
"Uhh, Hello! Do you not see the sweat I am covered in, I WORKED HARD". She was getting me really upset, and going on and on.... and then she said.....
"EASY DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING!!!!"
It struck a cord with me, she is so right! You have to work hard to make a difference, be uncomfortable, give more than you ever thought you could before.
I haven't mentioned it much, but I have signed up to run a half marathon on April 28th (107 days away!!) This quote has inspired me so much, I know it won't be easy....but in the end I will change!
After my class I was so inspired I went to the gym and ran 4 miles, I feel amazing and I know change is coming!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
This time last year, I was a depressed high school seniors desperate to make a change. I was sick of the viscous cycle of eating and more eating, and then eating because I was sad about eating. I had allready tried using sparkpeople, with little success, but I was determined to try again, although I wasn't completely confident that I could actually see it through.
I started to become a happier person after my first 20 pounds, but I was upset that nobody had noticed, in fact, I couldn't really tell a difference either, untill I took a picture and compared. Take a look.....
I was shocked that I actually had made a change in my body, it was a fabulous feeling, I just wanted others to notice.
It wasn't until I had lost 30 pounds until my friends started to notice, and man it felt good, what a motivation, getting compliments made my day, and got me to the gym :)
From about late april to early may I began to struggle, I was consumed by my varsity softball team for my high school, I had literary no free time for myself, and I fell of the wagon. I gained about three or four pounds, but I got right back on track right after I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!
Graduating high school was probably the best thing that ever happened to me, I felt like I had a blank slate, a new lease on life, a new start. Over the summer I took advantage of the free time I had to make big changes. First off, I redecorated my whole bedroom, I painted it green (my favorite color, I even have a green car), but most of all I worked out like a BEAST!!
Over the summer I realized the power of friendship, my friend Chrstine and I worked out at a boot camp class 3 times a week at 5:45 a.m. (crazy, right?). We even went on runs afterward together! It was her motivation that really helped take the weight off, and take a look at what happened to me.......
This is me in size 10 jeans for the first time!!
This is me after my first six mile run!!!
I had such a great summer, and I was bummed that I had to start school, but I had no idea how great my first semester would go. I was determined to not gain the freshman 15!
GO BLUE DEVILS!!!!
I suprised myself, I became a different person in college. I was sociable, outgoing, friendly, and excited for life. I made so many friends so quickly, and I even joined a sorority. DELTA PHI EPSILON!
esse quam videri- to be rather than to seem to be
College was going great, I lost about 9 pounds, which I was so proud of my lowest weight was 149.
This is me around 152, on my way to the gym of course!!
I was on the right road until after thanskgiving, it was nearing the last four weeks of the semester, and I was slammed with homework, up until 2 am nearly every night, paper, after paper, project, and project (apparently the architecture program at LTU has that effect on people), I had no time whatsoever to workout, and I lost my focus completetly. I forgot for a while what it was like to feel accomplished and to work hard towards my weight loss goal.
The day after Christmas I was set on gettting back on track, I unfortunatly gained 8 pounds and was at a unhappy 157 pounds, but I am determine to erase that weight gain real quick!!
It is now exactly 365 days since I started, I am now 153 pounds, 52 pounds lighter and happier than ever before!!
Although I was not perfect, and am 100% okay with that, because NOBODY IS PERFECT AND NEVER WILL BE, WE CAN ONLY EXPECT OUR BEST AND NOTHING LESS!
I am looking forward to what 2012 will bring, I WILL REACH MY GOAL, AND I WILL HAVE TONS OF FUN DOING IT!!!!
I am a confident, beatiful woman, with my whole lifetime of accomplishments ahead of me!! (Did I mention I am signed up for a half marathon in April)
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