Sometimes I forget how hard I actually work to overcome being obese. That word hits me in the gut every time, because I thought obese meant 300 pounds and above, and that I would never be. The first picture is me in 2010. We had just got a puppy and I was so happy to have that puppy, but I don't look happy at all. I wasn't happy with the way things were going in my relationship, I was embarrassed with the way I looked. I just wasn't happy about anything. But I always laughed everything off, and wore big baggy clothes to cover myself up. I always felt like I had to do extra things to my appearance, so people would "forget" that I was obese, or not pay attention to it. That's not how I wanted to feel. My mom snapped this picture of me that day without me knowing, because if I would've known she was going to do it, I wouldn't have been in the picture at all.
The 2nd picture is me now. Such a huge improvement from 2010. My weight has been on a roller coaster, and at some point I was back to my 2010 weight. It's hard not to get pissy about how slow things are happening if you're trying to lose weight, and it's hard not to judge yourself when looking in the mirror saying "I need to tighten this up" or "I need to do what so and so is doing so I can have abs like that." That's been me for years! I guess that's why I'm sharing this, to keep myself aware of the things that have changed instead of only focusing on what I still need to change. #progress is progress no matter if you can see it physically, or feel it mentally. It doesn't have to be something drastic to be progress. *Note to self*
Been a little M.I.A. over the weekend, but that's okay right? Did lots of food prep for this week yesterday and didn't get a good nights sleep.
Monday's are always the toughest after a couple days of rest, so the pre-workout went down, and I handled this Monday like it needed to be.
I swear sometimes I don't know my own potential, but I believe I just recognized it after today's workouts. #insanitypurecardio and #hammerandchiselagility ✅✅
I haven't done this type of stuff in a really long time, especially after my dad passed away. It feels really good to be back and kicking my own ass every day. If my dad was still with us, he would have told me how proud he is of me for everything I am doing to make myself better. I appreciate that dad 👏🏼.
I didn't get around to sharing this yesterday because I was hesitant about it. But today is a good day and I'm happy about it.
These results happened when I added #hammerandchisel to my workouts. I added it in the middle of last week, so it's been about a week since I've been doing it. Before I was feeling stuck and like nothing was happening no matter how hard I worked out, and no matter how good my nutrition was! I knew when I got a compliment about how slim I'm starting to look that it was time to take a #progresspic .