Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Spending those two weeks back in Arizona was not only good for my romantic life, lol, it was also good for getting my butt back in gear.
During the first week, I did my regular 2 mile run up and down my street. Having access to my mountain again was awesome. I spent every morning the second week hiking it at sunrise. You know it's going to be a warm day when you're hiking at 6:00am and it's already 90 degrees outside. Blegh.
I ended up hitting the 50 Pounds Lost mark last Tuesday. That was partially due to the fact I hadn't eaten dinner the night before. But when the weight went down even more at my official weigh-in, I was feeling pretty high!
You hear people on infomercials, or friends of friends of friends, or some random person in a store talking about losing weight. You think, 'Good for them, but I wish it was me.' You think, 'I could do that if I *really* put my mind to it'. Then, a month has passed and, once again, you were all talk and you've gotten nowhere. And then you think, 'Wow, if I had stuck with it, I could have lost X number of pounds by now'.
But when you've actually become that person, the person from the infomercial, the friend of a friend of a friend, when this pipe dream is now your reality, it's something crazy.
Now you think, 'Wow, what if I hadn't changed my life?' or 'I can't even imagine being that person anymore.' You realize just how unhappy you were. Not just because you were heavier. You've found your confidence. You've lost some of that self-consciousness. You see the sadness in your face in old photos. You actually feel bad for that person. You see how much you stood out from the crowd. You see a person who wanted to hide.
But now? Now you see the person who wants to live. The person who now knows just how important a contribution they have to give to this world. Oh, and now you see a waistline!
Now you see that your hard work is paying out tenfold. Not only do you see you differently, but others see you differently, too. While some may see you as a hot piece of ass (I can't lie, my male friends are definitely boosting my ego in that department, LoL), others see that determined, dedicated, inspiring person you've become. And they see the you that was hiding behind the lazy you that had always prevailed.
Not now. Now you're unstoppable.