Saturday, July 13, 2013
When I started this fitness quest of mine two months ago, I set a few goals. I hit the first big one today. If I could actually do cartwheels and handsprings, physically, I'd be doing them; instead, I'm turning them in my mind.
During my spring cleaning, I came across a pair of capri pants I haven't been able to wear since 2008. I decided that when I reached my first big goal--losing 50 pounds--that I would try them on. So, this morning when I weighed myself and saw the scale register exactly 200, meaning 50 whole pounds shed, I was thrilled.
I didn't actually really even like these pants before today, but I'm in love with them now. They represent achievement to me and, in a way, freedom. Freedom from the fear that I can't ever really be me again. Freedom from the worry that obesity will rule my life.
It means I can do this.
I know it's going to get harder as the weeks go by, that the first pounds are the ones that come off the easiest. I know I'll have to start taking more exercise to burn calories I need to burn. But I've never managed to get anywhere near this far in my fitness quest since becoming disabled. This is a major turning point for me.
And I've managed to keep going through a foot injury and a bout of flu. I can do this! I can. I know that I can. I have to.
I want to thank all of you here on SparkPeople that have sent me encouraging notes and left wonderful comments. It helps, so much, to know that I've got you all as cheerleaders.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Hell, I might even get brave and take some photos of myself in those capri pants!