Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Fat" Tuesday

For the last few weeks I've been teetering in a weight range that was unfamiliar territory for me.  I haven't been this low on the scale in YEARS, so it's been exciting to weigh in each week.  Normally I weigh in on Mondays, but after a TRX class on Sunday night my muscles were sore! I tend to lay off weighing in after an intense workout like that because our muscles hold onto water as they repair themselves. Throughout my journey I've had a love-hate relationship with the scale. I've tried to lean less on that number as a benchmark of success and focus more on my clothes and the way I feel. Well, today...the scale is a benchmark of success!

This morning I weighed in and couldn't believe my eyes.  It's Fat Tuesday and I'm currently the lowest weight I've been at in at least 5 years.  I'm also in a healthy weight range according to the BMI chart. For so many years, I've been used to being considered obese and overweight.  Not anymore!!

When I committed to changing my life forever back in Mid-July/August, I knew it was going to take a lot of work. I knew it would be hard. I knew I'd want to quit.  But I also knew that this was MY LIFE we were talking about.  And I needed to take my health back once and for all.

I'm proof that with a lot of sweat, tears and PUSHING yourself beyond your old limits that you can make a big difference in your life! :HAPPY DANCE!:

1 comment:

Caroline said...

congrats! that is amazing progress.