I think one of the things that helped me keep going during my weight loss journey was setting goals. Once I saw that the dieting and exercise was working I decided to challenge myself. I set two very specific (and up to that point unthinkable) goals: Learn to slalom waterski (one ski) and run a 5k race. I learned to waterski (2 skies) when I was in college and had tried unsuccessfully to get up on one ski several times. I always felt overweight and uncoordinated in previous attempts, so just quit trying. Now I had reason to think I could do it. I was improving my physical fitness every time I got on the treadmill or elliptical machine, and eating a healthier diet was making me feel better and better every day. By June I had lost almost 20 pounds! When we left for our annual vacation at Table Rock Lake in Missouri I was feeling pretty confident I would get up on slalom. And I did! It was much easier than I thought, and you can bet I had a huge smile on my face that entire week. I felt good, looked good and it was at point I realized – I could never go back to way I was before. I made the commitment to myself (and AH) that this was a permanent change. It didn’t mean there wouldn’t be challenges or setbacks, but this was a course I was determined to stay on for the rest of my life.
I hope it’s ok if I continue this story for another couple of days. I didn’t realize how good it would feel to share it with y’all…
Converse grey cotton sweater: Target
Jordache skinny jeans: Walmart
Exhileration grey flats: Target
You might have noticed my black “bracelet”. It’s the FitBit AH bought me for Christmas!
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