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This is REALLY Hard For Me. my before pics :(

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alright folks. I have put this off long enough. I took some before pics many months ago and they were so depressing, I threw them away and cried. And cried. And then cried some more. Needless to say, I did NOT want to do this again, but I know that in the long run I will be glad I did. So, here goes nothing.

I even wore my swimsuit to be as truthful as possible. It was about as bad as I had imagined, but it was inspiring this time. It was inspiring because I know what I can do now that I couldn't do a year ago. One year ago, I couldn't hang with one whole hour work out class and I couldn't do more than 5 minutes on a machine. Last night, I went to the gym at 5:40. We were going to hit a power class (a one hour muscle building fat torching crazy class) but it was filled to the brim by the time we arrived. So, my DH and I hopped on the ellipticals for 30 minutes, then did strengthtraining on the machines until about 6:50. I even tried out Jacob's Ladder for the first time! I only lasted for 4 minutes on that machine of torture, but I still tried! Then we hit our 60 minute swim class. This morning I got up and went back for another swim class that I normally do on Wednesdays. I am tired! But good tired...I feel every muscle in a good way and I feel like I have accomplished so much already this week! I decided that maybe I have been eating right, but I haven't been exercising enough, or maybe not changing it up enough.

Anyway, I am ready to do this weight loss challenge and hopefully put some awesome progress pics up after the 12 weeks! I'm also very inspired by actually watching The Biggest Loser also. I really think it makes me push myself even harder! So, let's emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • KRISTY927
    wow! i am so proud of you emoticon i know starting out is tough but i think that is the hardest part once we get past that it gets easier and look at how much you have accomplished so far!!!! glad you are a starlet!!! emoticon emoticon
    1591 days ago
    Girl, I think you look beautiful! Way to go on the exercise!
    1592 days ago
    Awesome!!!! I know how hard it is to take those dreaded first pics/before pics, but from my own expererience it is SO worth it! I took my first pic in November of 2012--I had not done that before and then actually followed up each month after. It is really helping me stay focused--even just looking at the dreaded before pic is enough to push away cravings at times.
    Plus, it sounds like you are having some fantastic non-scale victories, like increasing your endurance for work out classes and the dreaded eliptical! I love and hate that machine all at the same time:)
    So glad you are continuing to blog and find new ways to make even more progress in other ways!!

    Keep that Spark shining brightly!!!!

    p.s.--Thank you for your support on my blogs too and the 'gold star'! It really helps with motivation:)
    1592 days ago
  • DAWNESS0404
    You go girl!! I think its great you took the pics. And I agree with others, they dont look bad at all!! I am one who hates all pics of myself and avoids the camera but maybe I need to work up the courage and get some of myself. Ive lost 24 pounds but still need to lose at least 35 more.
    1593 days ago
    I have to say, I don't think your before pics are terrible. You look like you have muscle. You aren't flopping around, you know? There's a big difference between a before pic like mine, where everything was just hanging, and a before pic where you have muscle holding up the fat and making you look firmer and more in shape. :)
    1593 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Let me say, from the bottom of my heart, that I have a tremendous respect for what you've done! It really doesn't matter what I think but I'm just sayin'!
    Because you've taken action, you are showing the desire for accountability as well as taking a positive stand. You will see your dreams and your goals! STay strong, focused, and be well!
    Embrace a healthy lifestyle and have FUN on the journey!
    1593 days ago
    Way to go girl... I love this and for what it's worth only swim suit models look good in a bathing suit..because that's what we've been told looks good. I like you smile, your attitude, and all that you have accomplished. We can rock this. And You won;t believe the change. emoticon
    1593 days ago
    So much Progress To(( CeLeBrAtE)) already....and I love your smile!! ...:::had to put these emoticon on cuz your emoticon was so emoticon !

    I'm celebrating with you! emoticon Laura
    1593 days ago
    Great job with the pics! And for what it's worth, I don't think you look bad at all -- I think we're our own harshest critics. I've lost 30 lbs so far and don't look as good as you do.

    Love the smile, too! Most "before" photos have people looking all depressed and slumped. Improvement can be seen just by standing straight & smiling, lol.

    Good luck! Your hard work will be paying off!
    1593 days ago
    Awesome! So proud of you for being brave and posting. It was hard for me too!
    1593 days ago
    You have such a beautiful smile!!! I know it is tough but YOU do it and I cannot wait to see your after pics! Holy cow look how far you have come with your exercise – you are a powerhouse!
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