What a Difference! New Name for a New Life!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The above pictures were taken in December 2010 and just recently, March 2012. I can't believe the difference. In December of 2010 I was at my highest weight ever...within a good binge of 300 lbs. I was in constant pain and my mobility was really suffering. My body was in revolt because of the load I was putting on it. I was seeing myself as a fat old lady driving my scooter around the grocery store because I was physically unable to walk. It scared me. I will NOT spend however many years I have left disabled and in pain.

So now, 40 lbs lighter, I have changed my name from "SPARKLYOLDBAG" to "KETTLEBELLJUNKY". I have turned into a kettlebell believer. I am trotting up and down stairs where just a few months ago I was holding on to the handrail with BOTH HANDS and taking one stair at a time. I am no longer in chronic and constant pain, and as I get stronger and stronger, I am actually believing that I can do WHATEVER I WANT TO DO!

That includes becoming a certified kettlebell instructor by the time I turn 54 (in November). I am going to be able to share my passion with others who are old and overweight, and believing that they will be that way the rest of their lives. That's exactly where I was, and I will NEVER be in that place again, because I am strong and powerful and getting healthier by the day. And I'm going to pull every person I can out of that place and show them what their lives CAN be like!

I am going to be fit and healthy and able to do whatever I want, even paddleboarding and zip-lining when I'm 70 years old!
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    Woohoo. You have done so well!
    545 days ago
    You look great! I needed some inspiration and you have inspired me today. Thank you for this blog post. emoticon
    1733 days ago
  • ***LISA***
    Great post!!! Such a wonderful attitude and amazing changes you have made in yourself! You are an inspiration!

    2119 days ago
    I love this! I love you! I am so freakin' proud of you! We need to get together soon!
    2126 days ago
    Fantastic post! Way to go !! Finding an exercise that works for you inspires passion to be consistent. The fact that you are becoming an instructor to help others is so inspiring ! I wish you the best :)
    2126 days ago
    Wonderful! On thing, though . . . 54 isn't OLD! HEE HEE (being said from ME who is 58 and enjoying life like I never have before!

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's so wonderful to find your passion AND help others too!
    2126 days ago
    This was delightful to read!
    You Go Girl!
    2127 days ago
    I remember when you started with the kettlebells! THey just got them at the gym, but I have no idea how to use them. I guess I need to check it out.
    2127 days ago
    emoticon and good to see you back. keep up the Positive Attitude. I am told that once I have my knee replacement I will be out walking the 35-50 miles per week again without pain.

    emoticon to my emoticon

    2127 days ago
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