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my legs will fall off in the morning

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tonight Derrell and I took to the football stadium and sprinted up stadium steps and the hills surrounding the stadium and we jogged the football track. It was an hour of high-intensity, heavy breathing, leg-killing cardio. I need it. Right before taking to the stadium I stole a glimpse of myself in my wedding dress from my phone's gallery. That pic was taken at my first fitting nearly 8 weeks ago and I honestly looked thinner and more toned and fit. My wedding is in 6 weeks and my next fitting is next Monday. I want to look as beautiful as I felt in that first pic. So today I tapped into my inner track star/football player/ psycho-maniac and I sprinted up those stadium stairs skipping every other step. It was like an out of body experience. I was taking to the stairs with so much intensity that I forgot how good it felt to be an athlete. I have never been an athlete but my weight loss journey has revealed a natural athletic ability that I never knew I had. After an hour of running steps, jogging the track and running up grassy hills, Derrell and I were both spent and smelling like skunks wearing cologne. Even during the walk to the car, my legs quivered and my knees buckled. I am pretty sure I am going to wake up tomorrow and my legs will have removed themselves and hid in a closet somewhere.

I am super excited! My bridal shower is this Saturday. I didn't have a shower the first time I got married. Then again, no one wanted me to get married. This time around, I have the right man and I am a different woman and EVERYONE is thrilled! I snuck onto my registry to see if items were already purchased (I know, I am bad). I can't wait to post pics of the celebration.

Well Sparklers, have a fantastic evening and a successful Thursday. Remember that this journey does not have an end date; it is forever. Focus on the meal in front of you not the person you want to be 50 lbs later.
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  • GEORGE815
    Have a great bridal shower this weekend!
    1758 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am so happy that your focus i s a happy one.. Your shower is now part of your history, but I know it was a day you will always remember!!
    1760 days ago
    i know you are going to be a beautiful bride can´t wait to post the photos and we can´t wait to see them.enjoy this exciting time leading up to the wedding cherish it.enjoy your bridal shower i have been married twice and never had a single bridal shower and as i don´t plan on marrying again and plan to keep my now husband i am never likely to have one, enjoy it not only for you but for me. emoticon
    1760 days ago
  • SKY214
    1761 days ago
    Hope you have a great shower
    1761 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    1761 days ago
    I am so excited for you! That must have been an AWESOME feeling in the stadium! Have fun at your shower and I hope your legs find their way back into your bed tonight!
    1762 days ago
    Have a wonderful time emoticon
    1762 days ago
    Have fun to your bridal shower!!!
    1762 days ago

    Can't wait to see you as a emoticon
    1762 days ago
  • GR8TAWK-N-2-U
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    1762 days ago
    Ouch, ouch, ouch...Oh my and I'm complaining about my arms and shoulder, can't even imagine what you're feeling today. But...
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon as usual you're the bestest !!!!

    So sweet that your future hubby is right there with you, pushing you along the way. I pray when my hubby comes along we can do the same. Oh I'm so super excited for you that this is the bridal shower weekend!!! Whoop whoopppp...yes and bad girl for sneak peeking the registry. One thing about those registries, a lot of folk forget to tell the store clerk to remove it from the registry once purchased so hopefully you'll get some surprises too...since you peeked!!! Have fun, have more fun and have even more fun...I'm sure you'll be looking fierce!!!
    1762 days ago
  • EG8383
    You're an athlete in the making! It's awesome to read how you literally kicked your own booty on that field...maybe you wanted to out do your fiancee! hehe You are going to look stuninng in your wedding gown!! Your bridal shower will be a great experience this time around. Happy Thursday!
    1762 days ago
    Good job being a beast! Woohoo!

    You're going to have such a blast on Saturday!
    1762 days ago
    Woah! Sound like you rocked the track and field events! Great job. Hope you're able to get up and move in the morning. Your journey has been AMAZING!!!
    1762 days ago
    Awesome! You are an athlete. I love that you are discovering that. You keep that fire lit and I'm sure you will be exactly where you want to be come the next dress fitting. I can't wait for you to post bridal shower pics. I'll let you in on a secret: I totally snuck peeks at my registry too!lol
    1762 days ago
    I absolutely love reading your blogs!!! Way to kick booty tonight! Sounds like a tough, but rewarding workout!!! You are going to look so beautiful and amazing in your wedding dress!!! I KNOW IT!!!

    Have an awesome shower this weekend! You deserve every moment of happiness it brings! You have an amazing man by your side and have many years of happiness ahead. I'm so excited I could follow your journey and cannot wait to see even more! You are such an amazing person inside and out! Love ya girl!

    1762 days ago
    You are amazing! I can't wait to hear more about your bridal shower! What are you going to wear?? I'm so excited for you!! Keep us posted:) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1762 days ago
    What an amazing work out! But you are amazing so that doesn't surprise me! emoticon

    Huge congrats for your Bridal Shower, how fun! emoticon

    Your gem "Focus on the meal in front of you, not the person you want to be 50 pounds later" is pure gold and so true! That is something we all need to keep in mind! emoticon
    1762 days ago
    rockstar!!!!!I am reading this just before i leave for my run(which by the way is difficult for me)
    i am totally using u as an inspiration!!!Thank u !!!
    1762 days ago
    emoticon blog! emoticon job! You have the emoticon attitude! Have fun at your emoticon celebrating your upcoming new life!
    1762 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/24/2013 11:25:32 PM
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