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It has been a long road :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

So I wasn't successful with my goal last year. I won't make it this year, either. But I am doing so much more for myself on the way to reaching the place I have in mind for myself this year. I have a personal trainer at the gym I go to. We're working together to help me achieve my goal of losing over 100 pounds in a way that will allow me to keep it off for good. He helps me make smarter workout choices, and challenges me when I need a challenge. To date this year, I have lost 45 pounds. When I stepped on the scale at the gym in February, I weighed in at 253.5. When we took my measurements this month, the scale read 208.5. I think that's great. But what I am most proud of is that when I first decided to take time for myself I absolutely hated the treadmill. I didn't want to walk with no destination. I couldn't really run. I never have been an athlete, I've never been able to run for any length of time. In school, I didn't run when we had our fitness tests, I would jog by the teacher and walk the rest of the time. This last week, because my trainer has challenged me, I was able to run for SIX MINUTES on the treadmill. This is in the middle of a 20 minute cardio session before my strength training. I am amazed when I see the things that I am capable of doing now that I have never before been able to do. And yes, I actually like the treadmill now :)

A couple of pictures from today to compare with those from the start of this whole trip:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LDBROOME 9/24/2012 1:15PM

    Its an AWESOME feeling to do things that were once impossible. Congratulations on your success. Keep it up!!! emoticon

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ELOQUENTZ 9/24/2012 1:01PM

    Great job!

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