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Assessment of 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

This past year has had a lot of lows in my life, but exercise helped me manage them. I missed my weigh loss goal by 10 lbs.; however, I lost 5 inches on my waist and 5 inches on my hips. I saw my old butt again. One day I even said, ďHello, old friend.Ē My little girl even said I look happier. She thinks Iím beautiful no matter what, but this year, she tells me Iím pretty multiple times a day.

I sent a picture of myself to my mother at the end of last month, and she said I looked like I was getting younger. Yesterday, a stranger told me I looked healthy. I havenít heard those words in a long time. In my early 20ís, it would have bothered me not to reach my weight loss goal. At that time, I was at an ideal weight but never felt confident. Now, I donít necessarily like what I see in the mirror every day, but when I play with my daughter or walk 5 miles on the treadmill, I remember that itís more than the numbers. I feel like I can do things I havenít done in about 5 or more years.

I have always maintained my weight in good times, but stress from other things had a way of derailing me. I feel like this time is for real because I got healthy at a time when a lot of things in my life have not gone so well.

Next year, I plan to continue my progress and earn a certification in at least one field of fitness.

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