Perseverance: The greater the obstacle, the greater the glory in overcoming it.
Four months ago, if you had told me I’d be standing here actually feeling good about how I looked and put myself together, I wouldn’t have believed you. But with the weather warming and the proverbial layers shedding, I’m finally feeling more like the real me. This month has had its share of challenges – including a general apathy towards actually pressing on, but I kept being reminded – with every comment, compliment, encouragement that giving up now is not an option.
Yep, that’s a bathroom selfie. You’re welcome.
To those of you who have followed my journey, who have offered words of love, comfort, and encouragement, who talk about the inspiration that you find in my simple story, you make it worth it. Know that each word means so much to me. And I plan to continue on to finish this race.
By the Numbers:
Since March 9th: 9 lbs
Since December 9th: 35 lbs
Overall: 54 lbs
Not the clearest pictures, but photographs with the same workout clothes months apart. Loving these changes!
Ran over 100 miles
Continued to train on the weekends and started #planksforplushhorse
No pop since December 8th
Signed up for some more races and aimed to continue to run – even when I didn’t feel like it!
Seeing changes in my skin and my energy levels
Being able to keep up with the boys at the park AND being able to actively exercise almost daily
I bought this dress from Ross for only $24.99 thinking I’d use it for a wedding at the END of May. I bought it in a size I didn’t think I wore yet, so thought I’d have time to fit into it. Got home and lo and behold, the dress fit (even with a little room!) already, so I’ll be returning and finding something else (and even smaller hopefully!)
I ran on Sunday and still was able to make two park trips with my boys. I chased them up slides, climbed up ladders and ran across bridges. This season is just beginning and I feel like each month is a bigger step towards this new life.
Also, a quick Treadmill Tuesday since I’m incorporating it from yesterday: