Not really, but it seemed like the appropriate term to use since today marks the end of the Move it and Lose it Challenge that I have been participating in.
It’s been a life changing 7 weeks but in all actuality my journey started on my 32nd birthday when I made the video that bared my soul. It was on that day that I made the dedication to change my life and become a healthier version of myself. I’d suffered from depression, (still do,) but being active has helped pull myself out of that deep hole that I thought I would never get out of.
It hasn’t been easy by any means. There were days when I would have much rather spent my morning with a cup of coffee in one hand, the laptop next to me and the remote control in the other hand. Instead, I mustered my will power and made it to the gym more often than not and I never regretted it.
When I look in the mirror now, I’m happy. I mean sure, I still see the areas of my body that need work, but I’m more confident that I will change them. I’m happier than I have been in the last 2 years. My relationship with my husband is stronger than ever, my relationship with my kids is filled with even more love than before, and my relationship with my friends has been forged so deep that I don’t know how I ever survived without it.
Alright, so the final scale pic.
There you have it! I weighed 178lbs before I became pregnant with my son, over 6 years ago. It’s unbelievable to me to see that number again. And I’m not done!! This is only the beginning. I run my first 5k this coming Sunday and I’ve already got my eye on the Warrior Dash later this year. 🙂
I probably won’t be on as strict of a diet as I have been now, but I’ve made many better food habits. Even when I’m not keeping track of my calories I’m still very close to my daily goal. I’m not going back to what I was before this started. I can’t. It’s not fair to me or my family.
So with that, you can catch up on this journey at my new blogging venture called Run Fat Girl which has all of my weight loss posts from the last 2 months. I’ll also be posting all about my race and keep an eye on twitter on Sunday, March 13th around 8am PST, I’ll be tweeting from the starting line. 🙂
Special thanks again to all the Mamavation Sistahood for encouraging words when I needed it and a kick in the pants when I didn’t think I did.