Tears of Joy! I’ll call this pic “Putting Things in Perspective.” The pic on the left is blurry but surely you can see the rolls on the side of my waist, how frumpy I look, the whole 9. That pic was from November of last year.
Between that time and now, I always had a starting point…”ok this weekend, I’m gonna pig out. Then on Monday, I’m gonna do two hours of cardio, eat chicken, lettuce, & brown rice…and I wanna lose 35 lbs before the month is over.” I’d do it, last a week or two, then quit. I dunno how much I weighed in that pic (and won’t say my current weight until I hit goal 😊) but it was definitely over 200 lbs for sure. I’m guessing 228 actually bc that was the highest I was that I KNOW of. After that, I vowed not to weigh myself again until I could “see” the change.
The pic on the right is when I was walking by my bathroom mirror to get to my room and get Carmex, rocking out to @ellevarner (Only Wanna Give It to You, hence my “groove” face lol) and I glanced at myself like…wow! I really AM losing weight.
The reason why I call this pic putting it into perspective is because at times, we are our own worst critics. We drop a few lbs and still complain that it’s “not enough.” I’m even guilty if this at times. But these days, I counter comments like “look at my batwings” with something like “my shoulders are so nice and defined now.” I still have work to do before I feel that I’m at goal but even then, I want to work to stay healthy and never EVER be that girl on the left again. NEVER! I know that it seems a little “arrogant” to post pics of yourself and sound as though you’re boasting. But I’m doing this for me as a reminder to keep going, even on days when I don’t want to….and for every person who follows me and needs that same push.
Whether you have 15 lbs to lose or 250, you CAN and WILL do it if you’re willing to work! Thank The Lord for all blessings, even the small blessings. Now, back to my workout! PS: Check back in a few hours for the workout I did today (with video) since I couldn’t get to the gym.