I don't know about you....
This is the beginning of a long journey. I still have a long way to go. But right now, I am celebrating making it this far. I have truly worked my butt off and I am so glad I can say I've made it past the 20 lb mark.
My gym is doing a weight loss challenge for the holiday's. They are going to weigh us now, 4 weeks from now, and then in another 4 weeks. It's to see how we do maintaining our weight loss during the holiday season. We get prizes if we work out at least three times a week and do not gain any weight. I think it's a great idea and I love that there is not a ton of pressure but that it will offer some accountability. I'm totally going to participate!
My biggest accomplishment recently has been my workouts on the bike. I've really pushed myself to work harder, and yesterday I did 6 miles at 14 resistance, burning 200 calories. Dayum.
A random observation I had the other day was my shoulder. I know. A shoulder. But I was trying to fall asleep and reached to rub my shoulder, and felt bone and muscle. Not fat. That was new.
So, when I was doing my mile walk yesterday I was really paying attention to the music that came on my ipod. One of those songs was Florence and the Machine's "Shake It Out". I've always loved that song. I've always related to that song. But somehow it really got me thinking when I heard it yesterday.
"It's hard to dance with the Devil on your back, so Shake him off".
I mean come on. That is some powerful stuff. If you ask me, this song is a pretty solid representation of my life. It's about coming from a dark past and shaking it off to become new again. And that is what I am doing. I had gained a ton of weight because of overeating and emotional eating. I wasn't in a state of mind where I was ready to care for myself. The weight loss journey allowed me to "shake that out" and start fresh. And that is exactly what I have done.
Edit: It's actually 23 lbs. I weighed myself again this morning, before I ate anything, and it was 23. But for catchy, let's use Taylor Swift references purposes, let's keep feeling 22.