Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I just looked back over my blog posts from the past three months to see how I'm doing with my goals and I have to say wow, sparkfriends, thank you for your support! Such amazing comments :) I love this community.
I'm pretty proud of how far I've come in my journey toward a healthier, fitter me. My goals are coming along nicely despite what the scale may or may not say...the "extra" on my arms and upper thighs is barely pinchable, I am so incredibly strong from TRX that I don't even recognize myself in class (I never thought I would be the *best* at push-ups in any situation), my clothes are frustratingly oversized, and I am happily flexible with my cardio schedule (dancing? zumba? running? elliptical? whatever feels good!).
But all that health and happiness has brought on a new dilemma. Now I have new friends (and a romantic interest) who don't know I used to be fat.
Do I tell them? Especially the boy, who is working on shaping up as we speak - do I tell him that I used to weight more than he does? How have y'all handled this, sparkfriends?
On the one hand, I think I have nothing to lose (no pun intended....) and that it could be a motivating/bonding thing for us. On the other hand, it brings out some dormant insecurities, because of course I'm still working to get leaner and lose another 5 or so pounds...but those 5 shouldn't negate the 45+ I've lost in the past 18 months or the 70+ I've lost since my highest weight....