Wednesday, May 28, 2008

One Year Ago...

One year ago I was getting ready for my FIL's wedding. I was making tons of tamales and praying that I would fit into my pants (A size 18). It was at the wedding that this picture was taken:

This is the picture that made me see how big I really was. For some reason I had thought that I was still as skinny and healthy as I was when I was 16! I saw this picture and didn't even recognize myself.
So it took me a year to lose twenty-some pounds... I know that I look better and feel better then I did back then! I am STILL going in the right direction and I don't plan on slowing down. It might take me 3 more years to reach my goal... that's OK... because at least I know that I am working towards a much happier me. There is no such thing as 'instant skinny'.
Last night I turned off the TV and went to my Tang Soo Do class. It was an hour and a half of hell. The warm up consisted of a lot of sit-ups and push-ups.... I wouldn't usually mind except that I was still sore from Monday nights grueling push-up workout. Then it was on to doing floor work. This means me laying on my back and a big man laying on top of me while I try to submit him in an arm bar, wrist manipulation, ankle bar or choke. It was one of those workouts where your not breathing hard but your sweating buckets. At the end of class my ponytail was dripping like a faucet. I managed to submit one of the biggest guys in class with only a couple of bruises to myself. I was really glad that I went.
Of course, when I got home I saw that part 2 of the Andromeda Strain was on at 10 .... I finally went to bed around midnight (the end was OK, but not as good as it could have been). The girls were up bright and early so I was too. Its going to make for a long day today.
Today's Plan:
Plyometrics ( I didn't get it done yesterday)
Shoulders & Arms
Food and Water


Laura N said...

You've made a lot of progress in one year, not just on the scale. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you sweetie!!! Your post spoke directly into my heart. I am always looking for the quick skinny fix and get demotivated after just a few days. I want to be healthy, once and for all! And I will be happy if I make each day better than the last!


Fatinah said...

mmm, you turned OFF the tv and went to exercise??? You're my hero!

Anonymous said...

Well done on making small changes that have led to a gradual, sustained weight loss!