My Summer at a Healthy Weight
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Ok, so maybe I don't LOOK buff and fit - but I am at a healthy weight, I am extremely active, and I look better than I ever did in my 20s. Of course, I did spend my 20's having children, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.
It has been so nice putting on a bathing suit and feeling pretty good. There are pieces of me that I'd like to change, but I know that after having children - it's probably just not going to happen without plastic surgery or starving myself completely. I'm turning a few head again, even of younger guys. That is weird, but it's kind of fun too. I got invited to go on a party bus by a bunch of young people the other day, while leaving a grocery store. I guess they couldn't tell how old I was, or didn't care. Of course, did not go, but that was definately a first!
Ok, so this is all sounding really superfacial. Looks aren't everything, but it is nice to feel like this. I can't help it, it's just nice. My friends are being super complimentary of me too. They say that they don't even recognize me. Other than a tan and lighter hair from sunshine, I haven't changed THAT much. I think it's how I feel inside that is showing through. I can't help but be happy and excited about being healthy.
I think what makes this all so great is that I spent the last 3 years visualizing this version of myself. The me I was afraid wasn't going to happen. I visualized this summer, these feelings - and they are here! Now losing a few more pounds is more exciting.
I'm looking forward to the fall, and being a better Sparker with more time on my hands. This website has been such an amazing life changer! I never would have thought about breaking free from so many self imposed limits without Sparkpeople.com. KEEP ON SPARKING EVERYONE!