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.