Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

My first blog post for 2011. . . I must say that I'm very excited to see what this new year holds for me. 

I started 2010 anxious, to say the least.  My husband was entering school for the first time; we decided to take the government up on their re-training program.  We were going to have to move out of the home we had lived in for 5 years.  I was miserable in my body.  I was tired, weak, unhealthy and a mess.  I hated my physical body, but didn't think I had what it took to change.  By March I was working 3 jobs and living off of fast food and caffeinated sodas.  We moved the first weekend in May and moved a family of 3 in with us.  It was a hectic, chaotic and stressful Spring.  By the 4th of July I was exhausted and felt like I was going to have a nervous break down.  I wasn't handling anything well, emotionally.  My body and my spirit were sick and TIRED!

July 12, 2010 I decided to change my life.  I didn't know what I was in for, I just knew something had to change.  I signed up with and embarked on the journey of a life time.   I have learned so much about myself this past 5 1/2 months.  I learned that I am strong, disciplined, determined, smart, stubborn (or so I've been told), capable, passionate, confident, leader, athlete and so much more.  I'm learning what it feels like to have a good self esteem.  (This is something I haven't had before.)

I started out 302.5 lbs.  I ended 2010 at 233.5 lbs.  I changed my body by 69 lbs and my life in 5 1/2  months.  I'm so excited to see what the next 6 months hold. 

In 2011 I will experience, for the first time as an adult, being at a healthy weight.  I will be a size 8.  I will run in my first half marathon on May 1st.  I will run in my first marathon in October.  I will ride an amusement park ride this summer. (I haven't done this since I was a kid because I've been too big as an adult.)  I will continue to gain confidence.  I will inspire.  I will succeed.

2011 you are going to be a GREAT year!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION, A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, A BEAUTIFUL, KIND, LOVING, AMAZING FRIEND, WITH A CONTAGIOUS FIRE FOR JESUS! Congratulations on your 2010 accomplishments and Cheers from me (in your head of course lol) for each day in 2011.

YOU GO GIRL! Love you much!!!

Love, Mandee