Three months ago, I entered a "body transformation" contest at my gym. You can read more about it at my Weight Loss Competition thread. And tomorrow is "D" Day, as in Dunk tank day. I am nervous. I look back and remember all the times I should have gone to the gym and made an excuse instead. I look back and remember every bite I SHOULD NOT have eaten. Regrets fill my brain....
Then I remind myself... "Self, look at all the things you HAVE done in the past three months."
To begin with, I lost (and kept off) 17 pounds and I lost it without starving myself. I am embracing the art of cooking healthy. Delicious meals using healthy ingredients instead of pizza and fries are now a norm in my household. I am learning the importance of protein, "good carbs" and the right foods to fuel my body.
I am stronger. Every trip to the gym, I push myself to do a little bit more than I did the time before. And I can feel the progress. Others have noticed. And Wow, I have muscles... Now, I want to get ripped!
Another accomplishment I have made in the past three months is right in front of you. My blog. I am really proud of this blog. I have put a huge effort into improving it and spreading the word. Obesity is a rising epidemic. Over 30 percent of people are considered obese compared to 11 percent 20 years ago. I do not believe this is because people simply do not care. I believe most lack the "know how" tools for living a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to help guide myself and others to better health through this blog. If this fat girl can do it, then anyone can.
Regardless if I am walking around tomorrow with an IPad2, I am proud of what I have done in three months. And if I can do all this in three months, think of what I will accomplish in a year!