I am feeling so good today...I just had to post it. Sometimes I am so caught up in reaching my goal weight that I forget to enjoy the RIDE!! Truth be told, I am feeling mighty hot today. It's amazing how your confidence level shoots up when you're taking care of your body. Ive caught people checking me out alot over the past couple of days and, shallow as it may sound, it is motivation. It means that even though I'm a long (long, long, long) way from my goal, someone is noticing the changes in me, even when I don't.
It's not that I look so much different. (Although a few shirts are rather loose and there are two pairs of pants that refuse to sit at my waist -- oh yeah!) It's that I am regaining that extraverted personality that adding a ton of weight took away. There's an extra bounce in my step and a smile permanently attached to my face.
I've been planning this great couples night for my husband for months now but I haven't gotten a chance to do it because I got the essential outfit on ebay as a steal but gained so much weight by the time he got out of basic training I couldn't wear it.
Guess what?? I can wear it now!
Better than I could the day I bought it.
We all have a goal weight. Most of us have mini goals along the way. But I have decided that instead of focusing solely on calories and miles on the treadmill, I am going to enjoy the fact that I have collarbones (COLLARBONES!!!
) beginning to show. I am going to enjoy the fact that I haven't made myself sick by O.D.ing on sugar and carbs since January. I am going to enjoy the fact that my muscles feel AWESOME. And I'm going to enjoy the fact that my husband thinks I am one hot mama -- even though I am 40 pounds from goal.
My advice is, don't wait until goal to love your body. If you have more energy, if you can hang longer on the stationary bike, if your next door neighbor stares a little longer than usual as he passes you in the morning...shout it out baby! There is a beauty that comes from healthful living that needs to be celebrated!
Mini goal #1
- ONEderland by May 18, 2009 MET!
Mini goal #2
- 20 pounds lighter by July 6, 2009 MET EIGHT WEEKS EARLY!!!!
Mini goal #3
- 40 pounds lighter by October 17, 2009
- Christmas 2009
One big HECK YEAH for each 5 pounds lost!!!