Friday, January 21, 2011

Three Years

Tomorrow marks the 3 year anniversary of reaching my goal weight.  Even though I'm a few pounds over my goal, but getting closer each day, I feel like I'm in much better physical condition than I was 3 years ago.  I'm working out 5-7 days a week for at least an hour each day.  I'm able to keep up with the kiddos without taking breaks or running out of breath. 

When I reached my goal, I was still working full-time and had an easy time getting plenty of walking in daily.  Now, I get my exercise in differently...joining a gym for the first time in my life has really amped up my exercise to a new level.  I love group fitness and get motivation from others in the group.  Spin, Bodyworks, Stretch and Boot Camp have become part of my daily routine now. 

My goal blog entry talked about ways to gain 20 pounds (I didn't even have to follow any of this advice).  Even though that's about what I gained at my highest, I don't feel like I've been cheating or failing.  I know I've had days where I don't track and that's really a huge key for me.  Even if I don't count my points, as long as I write it down, I do so much better. 

Three years and I'm still in the same size clothes which is a huge accomplishment.  Still down over 10" in my waist!  Thankful for all the support of bloggers, family and friends who keep encouraging me.  Three years down, a lifetime to go!

3 comments:

I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You are a huge (smaller!) inspiration to me! Thank you!
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noelle said...

I don't often leave comments on your blog anymore, but I'm so proud of you. I hit my goal a few weeks before you and I've been on the same path. I gained a little but I lost it and am back down to my goal weight again. It's good to really feel like you've earned that word LIFETIME! Congratulations!!!!

spunkysuzi said...

Wow you still doing great!! Joining the gym seems to have been a great idea :)