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Before and After aka You Too Can Go to the Gym

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Here's something I never, EVER thought I would post.

Three before pictures.

And two Gym Shots. I can't really call these "After" as they are more "Progress"

My reason for posting these pictures is two-fold. First, I'm DARNED proud of what I've accomplished so far. I've found my neck! :)

Second, to encourage those that are hesitant about going to the gym. I used to think I would look out of place, that people would stare. I'm here to tell you GO. Don't let those fears keep you away. This is what I look like at the gym, sweat, chub and all. (After 50 minutes of strength training, 10 minutes of crunches with a 25 pound weight and 45 minutes on the elliptical). And you know what? There's a lot more that look like me than those that look stick skinny and perfect. Go. Make it happen. You CAN do it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITFRIT 1/7/2013 12:08AM

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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BLUEFISH1881 1/5/2013 1:36AM

    Congratulations on your new found fitness. emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/3/2013 10:22PM

    emoticon You don't look like the same person!! I'm SOOOOO incredibly proud of you, my friend!! You are doing such a fantastic job!!! You should be proud of yourself! I'm sure your children and husband are really happy with your progress!! If I could afford to go to the gym and if we had one nearby I'd go. Unfortunately, when you live in the sticks outside of a small town there aren't any gyms within 100 miles of here. But I do not let it stop me!

I'm so happy for you!! emoticon GO SHANNON!! emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/3/2013 8:49PM

    truly awesome inspiring blog and you look beautiful

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RFJSJ50 1/3/2013 7:05PM

    You are BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for the inspiration!

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ALIHIKES 1/3/2013 12:57PM

    You look great! So glad you are encouraging everyone to go to the gym! Sometimes I am the heaviest person in the room at the gym -- but everyone who says anything is encouraging and welcoming!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/3/2013 12:08PM

    You look GREAT! What an accomplishment and inspiration to others! Keep up the good work...and congrats on finding your neck!

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BETHYSMAMA 1/3/2013 10:30AM

    Quite the change thanks for sharing your photos!

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QUILTANDKNIT 1/3/2013 10:26AM

    You should be DARNED proud. You are doing great! emoticon

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    That is AWESOME! You should be proud of your progress!
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KSCHRAUT 1/3/2013 7:49AM

    Wonderful job!

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GRANNYADA 1/3/2013 7:46AM

    Congratulations, you are inspiring! emoticon

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    I used to go to the gym and I loved it. I haven't been in a while but I would love to go again! Thanks for posting this blog! Who cares if I look out of place, right? Gyms are for people to get in shape, not just for people who are in shape to stay fit!

Now, I want to go to the gym today! :)

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JAYDEE1211 1/3/2013 5:23AM

    Wow you are certainly undergoing some positive changes. Well done!


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CHICAT63 1/3/2013 4:58AM

    emoticon you go GIRLFRIEND....25 pounds dumbell that is tough, hear you ROAR emoticon

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