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August 28, 2014

The Post Where I Share my Weight...

So I posted this on my IG this morning... and I wanted to share here too...
So I'm going to be very honest this morning. I don't want to work out. I'm tired and my allergies are kicking my butt. I honestly want to go back to bed. 

I've got my WW weigh in tonight and I already know I'm going to have a great number so why workout today???

And here is my answer... Because I'm getting stronger, feeling better and that number on the scale dropped MORE this morning. I work out today to feel better tomorrow. Results don't come overnight, its a long process and I'm not super human. 

Some days I want to quit. I want pizza and ice cream. But that's how I got to 210 lbs (a number I never ever want to see on the scale again). My goal was 180 by my birthday next week and I'm not quite but ALMOST there and I am so proud of where I am. And now some of you who thought there was no way I needed to lose 60 lbs understand... I started at 209.6, to be exact, on May 27, 2014. My goal weight is 145 lbs which puts me in my healthy BMI category and I am working like crazy to be there by the end of the year. Slow and Steady wins the race...
 
Same dress, three months apart. In the first pic I was wearing spanx, and you could still see the rolls... and now, no spanx and no rolls. A 23 lb difference.

It's a journey... Today I'm choosing to workout even though I don't feel like it. It isn't about the number on the scale, its about being fit and healthy. So my advice for today-- even if you don't feel like it, get up and workout. Sitting on the couch won't make you fit... Start the change TODAY. I decided to share my weight because I've had so many girls tell me they weigh "XYZ amount... I can't motivate others..." And I'm here to tell you that you can motivate others at ANY weight. I'm not where I want to be but I'm sure as heck a lot closer than three months ago when I started. 

I'm sharing my weight because THAT number doesn't define me. 180 on me looks a lot different than on someone with no muscle. My quads are almost rock solid now, my arms are more defined than ever and I am feeling muscles I never knew existed. 180 lbs is just a measurement of the Earth's gravitational push on my body... it doesn't make me a worse or better mom, worse or better wife, worse or better person... I am independent of that number. I'm also not ashamed of that number, I am PROUD of that number, I've worked hard to get to that number. My worth comes from the Lord not from the scale. I hope that encourages someone today. Some days I need that reminder. 

And now... time to work out.

Happy Thursday.

17 comments:

  1. You look amazing! Keep up the good work!

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  2. You encouraged me for sure! Way to go girl!! My worth comes from the Lord, not from my scale, not from what others may or may not think of me! You are awesome!

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  3. I typically go the gym, shower at the gym and then take the train into work (Nashville). Today when I got to the gym I realized I left my work shirt at home on the hanger. I had 3 choices: skip my class, go back home and get ready and catch the train OR take my class and go back home and get ready and be late (Which I don't really need to do because I'm going on vacation next week) OR call my mom to bring me a shirt when she comes to work (she works the same place i do). I was SO PROUD of myself because I chose option 3. The old me would have been happy to drive back home and skip my class at the gym. I am 31 and until about 6 months ago had never consistently worked out since high school. I never had to. I have good genes and could eat whatever I wanted. Then I turned 30 and had some health issues in the last year and gained 25 lbs in 4 months. I HATED the way I looked and was embarrassed even though most people couldn't tell. I have lost 12 lbs but more importantly I feel SO much better and I am so much stronger. I no longer stress about the number on the scale but think about how I feel and the way my clothes fit.

    You look amazing!

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  4. What an encouraging post and you have done such a good job on this journey and I'm quite sure you will make your goal weight by the end of the year. Good luck!!!

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  5. You look beautiful! You must be six feet tall, because no way did you ever look over 200! LOL! Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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  6. woot woot! i'm so proud :)

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  7. Sister, you know I am always down for a girls night. I was so sad our hubbys got together this week instead of us! Let's do it asap!

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  8. You are too sweet. I literally lol when I read this yesterday... I wish I was over 6 ft tall because then I wouldn't have to lose anymore weight! lol!!! :)

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  9. thanks micky!

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  10. I am so glad it encouraged you! It's something I have to remind myself of often.

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  11. Thanks so much! I hope so! ;)

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  12. thank you!!!

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  13. Great job and great choice!!! Keep the good work!!!

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  14. Thanks Julie!! :)

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  15. You look AMAZING! Great inspirational words also! Keep up the good work!

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