When I started this Journey of mine in September, I had no idea what the future would hold. I felt old, weak, slow, fat, out-of-shape, injured, sick and pretty disappointed in myself.
By the end of October I felt strong, awesome, powerful, healthy, fit, quick, in control, motivated, and excited about the future. I was PROUD of myself. All that in two months of being consistent. Quite the Profit.
In November I found out that I had to have a pretty intensive surgery and it sort of paralyzed my efforts. I was still working out like a machine, but I started eating my emotions and my fears a little bit. I fought it with everything that I had, but I was pretty scared and insecure about the future and it was defiantly playing a major roll in my weight loss. I was still proud of myself for continuing to workout...the old me would have quit.
And now December 15th has come and gone and I feel that it is a true miracle that I am doing so great. I feel great, I feel blessed, I feel FIXED.
So now what? I have NO more excuses. REALLY. None. I'm better than I could have ever hoped for.
So here is to 2012.
A year of reaching my goals.
Being an example.
Overcoming my fear of failure.
Relying on the Lord for strength in moments of weakness.
Enjoying this body that I have.
Loving this body that I have.
Using this body that I have.
Today was my first day POST-OP in the gym. I took it easy. I tried to be smart. I felt like I wanted to fly.
It was hard not to do more.
But, I felt strong. I felt awesome. I felt powerful and healthy and fit and quick and in control.
I am realizing just how much all that training did to help me prepare to recover from the surgery. When I found out about my surgery it felt like my efforts were wasted and I was going to have to start all over again.
But what really happened is that my training made ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
And while I gained a few pounds being idle and eating holiday treats, I didn't lose any muscle. And I didn't lose my vision.
So I'm back. And I could really use some company.
Do any of you want to join me?
This journey isn't just about losing weight. It is about getting FIT and LIVING LIFE.
What are your health and fitness goals this year?
I want to hear!!!!
(I'm not weighing in for another week or so. But I will soon. And I am being accountable.)