TGIF everyone! It’s been one year of blogging, can you believe it?!
I can’t believe how much has changed in a year. When I sat here last year and wrote my very first post I never thought I would meet so many cool people through this venture, try so many crazy things or be SO inspired! You guys rallied around me to support my weight-loss journey by sharing your own successes (and failures!), motivational quotes etc. I am really fortunate to have started this, because my life is better now! Thank you! 🙂
I woke up at 5:45am for my virtual session with barre n9ne. I am by no means a morning person (yet) but I really love how awesome I feel after a kick-ass morning workout! This morning was freaking killer (and I am still feeling the effects of Wednesday mornings glute torture, it hurts to sit!). Tanya led me through morphing my body into crazy things as usual, and I know I will be sore tomorrow!
Finally, I get my butt on the scale. It’s never done this before (I swear) but the it went back and forth like it does on Biggest Loser – 325! 301! 290! Finally it settled on…..299.7. I kid you not. I beat this goal by a mere 4 ounces! I got on and off 4 times. 299.7.
Oh my GOD….it says 299…not 300, not 301…TWO NINE NINE!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m so excited right now….and I’m sure if this is the first time you’re reading my blog you’re thinking “Are you serious? You’re excited to weigh 299?”. Yup! Considering where I’ve come from – being here is amazing. I can still remember exactly how I felt 125 pounds ago on New Years Eve 2009 thinking “Is this what my life has come to?! 424?!?!”. I’m so grateful to be far far away from that place, and on the road to health. I always used to say that I was a happy person even at my heaviest – but I think I can safely say I am the happiest I’ve been in a long time right now. That doesn’t mean my life is perfect or I’ve had some divine intervention…I’ve just seen how strong I am, and how much better I feel when I eat healthy and exercise! Crazy huh?! 😉
I’m hoping to be down another 30 pounds by August 31st for my Arthur Challenge and won’t weigh-in gain until then. Meeting my goal would mean I would weigh 269. I can’t even tell you guys the last time I was that small. Hmmm…1998 maybe? Either way, a LONG time!
But, I’m not going to stress about that – I’m going to celebrate this milestone (without a cupcake!) and continue working towards my goals. I need to snap some progress pictures this weekend! I am so excited to have met my goal! YAY!!!