I am starting this blog for many reasons. I sometimes have a lot to say and there is not enough room in "status" box on Facebook. Another is that I decided to take a journey on changing my life. I have decided to change my life in a healthy way, now lets get something straight I have not decided to give up chocolate, Nutella (DEVIL) and the list goes on. I want to share this journey with anyone who has ever given up on themselves.
I started this journey in December of 2014. I took a leap of faith, got a trainer (I love you Cassie) and gym membership. I started out weighting 259 pounds, probably the heaviest weight I had ever been but at the HAPPIEST point in life. You ask yourself, how can that be? For me, it was life, my life happenings just had lead to a great place. My husband was attending church for a year <-- totally another blog sometime. My job was going great. My son was great but he always is unless he decides to speak, kidding :) I have the bestest friends a girl could ask for. LIFE HAPPEN to be perfect at that point.
After almost 4 months of a lot of SWEAT, pain, soreness and a lot of tears. I found myself even more - I am capable of things I didn't even know were possible. I didn't know I could squat or even a sit up. At first they were like 5 (laughing so loud now) now they are 20. I still leave the gym and think who was that girl in there, till I get home and can't move. I wake the next day and go again and try harder. I will NOT give up on me ever again.
As of today 3/26/2015, I weight 242, lost 4 pants sizes, can wear an extra large shirt. That has not happen since like the early 80's, not really but a long time. Oh and yes I did just tell you my weight but it is a NUMBER not something the define me.
The point of me saying all of this is don't ever give up on YOU. I haven't given up on me in 4 months. I have had down days, I am sure I will have more. Life is not full of rainbows!
My goal is to lose 43 more pounds, if you don't like math that is to get below the 200 mark. I don't have a set amount of time HOWEVER my 40th birthday is in one year so it would be nice to have it done by then. I will continue to work out everyday till I hit that goal and then after that. The gym has become part of my life not food anymore. Food does not equal happiness.
I really hope yall will enjoy my blog as much as I think I will enjoy writing it.
God bless and lots of love
PS - I am the master of messing up grammar, leaving out words and using the wrong one in the wrong place. My friends call that Brandinese! Welcome to my language lol