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Very happy with myself and my progress..........

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I have a long way to go but I have come a long way. One of the biggest accomplishments I have made is to not be ruled by the scale. I am not on Biggest Loser. My trainer has been trying to get this through my head for a while. On my 18th session, she re-took my measurements and to her delight, I collectively shrunk 12.5" (arms, waist,chest,thighs,neck...) but I have only lost about 17 lbs. Its not in the numbers.

we have been keeping track of my accomplishments and dating them in my file. Just looking at them, you can see a very defined increase in my fitness. This year I hopped on my bike and went 31.5 miles just to challenge myself. there are alot of other break throughs such as dropping my cholesterol from appx 178 from about 2 years ago to 132 today. Dropping from a 52 to a 46 pants size...

The best accomplishment of all is running! Being 385, running was out of the question. Losing this ability and all of the mental blocks of "you can't do that" that comes with that, is the embodiment of all that was wrong with my life. NOW... dropping to 335, I run on a regular basis. I can do a mile in 15 minutes which is now my time to beat. When I was younger, I hated sports, last one picked for the team....made fun of..blah blah.....Now, it is my outlet that helps me to feel good about myself, that puts a can-do attitude in me. Its almost like a new found superpower, a kid with a new toy. being able to run after so long not being able to or almost dying in the attempt.

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  • v IMSMILEY88
    I love how running has become your outlet after hating it for all these years!
    2121 days ago
    Wow!! This is impressive, thanks for giving me motivation today!
    2500 days ago
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