small successes leading to big results
Monday, January 14, 2013
I have been on a up and down weight loss journey since I was 22. I am now 27 and I used to have this love/hate relationship with my body. When I was young all I did was play soccer, but of course that was high school and college and I hated that I didnt have boobs and never felt comfortable in my own skin. In the beginning of my journey, I gained 30 pounds and at my heaviest I weight 170, about 20lbs heavier than I am now.
I decided to do a facebook profile picture journey of the last 4 years. I honestly couldnt believe my eyes. I was carrying extra weight that looked fine on me, ya know, no big deal...but I have SHRUNK!!!! In general, the last 3 years I have taken control of a lot in my life. From getting out of an engagement where I wasn't in love, to meeting the love of my life and finding a career path. I have come such a long way. I am now on a healthy lifestyle journey, not a diet. I have changed my ways and although I now have new fitness goals, my weight is not an issue anymore. I have learned to love my body, my curves. While 150 is a fine weight for my height, at this point I would like to lose some more fat and tone up...but throughout the last 3 years I have learned to maintain a healthy weight.
It is now time for some fitness goals I would like to achieve- some of them are really vain...but I like the way I look and imagining myself EVEN better, excites me!
So I would like to run a 5k this year...I am just going to pick one that is in the late spring or summer and do it.
I would also like to beat my boyfriend in a sprinting race, he tells me he can beat me because he is a man...but he is also 9 years my senior and I am in better shape....bring it.
I would LOVE to wear a half shirt out to this one bar we go to this summer. I am 27 so I figure this is one of my last years being able to get away with it...but at this bar they always have these beautiful girls in NEXT to nothing, passing out drinks, etc....I want to FEEL and LOOK hott this summer at this bar, with all these beautiful girls around me and not think twice.
I have a few more goals but thats good for now :-P feeling great!