Am I writing this stuff down in vain? Who really cares?
And then I think back to when I started my "impossible journey"...
I looked to many-a-blog for answers. For inspiration.
Then I started eating my "elephant". One tiny bite at a time.
If I can help out just one person fight the fight, then I am happy. Thrilled.
I lived in a "FAT HOLE" for nearly a decade.
I have felt that pain.
I didn't think I could get out.
So, just know that I don't write this to show off. Really.
It's more of a, "If I can do it, YOU can surely do it"!
And I REALLY want you to do it.
This is my sister.
She has always been in shape and always been my biggest cheerleader.
(It really helps to have one of those).
Back in the beginning, she would run with me.
(Then she found hot yoga. But that's ok)
She has been an inspiration to me.
She is an example of constant consistency. And she works hard.
(Along with my other sister. We don't often have a camera with us at the river...)
She was a good sport to do it on a mountain bike!
I like that.
We do crossfit together too.
Can't you tell I'm happy?
Losing weight has made me happy. Losing weight is freedom.
Freedom to move.
I forgot how sweet that feels.
We didn't have time to get to the top. I really want to go back and do it.
Not in a million years did I think I would ever go on a hike like that.
Not TOO much.
I'm still critical of myself.
But I've learned to let go more and just enjoy moving.
Enjoying the ride. The results come as I move along.
After two years of working out, I have now taken on healthier eating.
I eat Paleo.
I didn't think I could do that either.
I gave it a month commitment.
Now it's more than 2 months later.
I'm having to give away a lot of my clothes. That's a good thing (Martha!).
I can share more about that.
But just know that you don't have to do it all at once.
I have taken baby steps.
Done things when I was ready to commit and add to my new routine.
Don't wait like I did.
Don't start tomorrow.
Just start right now!