I’ve done it, I have hit my 100 pound milestone! Wow, I have never in my life felt more amazing than I do right now! I still have those days where I feel like I don’t look like I want to yet, but I’m saving my life and it’s going to take time. I’m not perfect, no one is but let’s face it, I’ve lost an Olsen twin and I am so beyond thrilled. I just want to shout from the mountain top! I have been on top of the world since hitting my major milestone of 100lbs lost and I have never felt more amazing!
Since January I have learned so much, I have experienced so much and I have changed forever. I’ve learned one must get their calories in, and that eating right is the key! I now know that exercise can be fun, and I actually enjoy it! I’ve learned that when you think people in the gym are judging you, there’s a chance they feel the same way you do. I am no longer embarrassed to run on the treadmill, and work out in front of others, because who can judge you for changing your life?! Besides, only God can judge us anyway. I’ve learned that you should prepare your butt for cycling, or bring a cushion, and that Zumba is amazing and must be experienced by all. I see a family when I walk into the gym, and they support me throughout everything in my life. I’ve built everlasting friendships with people here and it’s like I’ve known them my whole life. I didn’t know what to expect when I started but this has surpassed anything I could have ever dreamed of.
Of course I realize that not everyone can afford a gym, and that an amazing opportunity like this is rare, but there are so many other activities you can do without a gym. Whether it be a walk for 30 minutes around your neighborhood, or just doing squats and lunges while you clean your house, it helps! And eating right doesn’t mean boring, you can make it fun, there are so many new and delicious recipes on Pintrest nowadays!
The one thing that always gets to me is that my grandma is not here to share this experience with me. For years she told me she was worried I may lose my life if I didn’t lose the weight. She always said I was beautiful no matter what, but she wanted me to be healthy and happy. She has always been in the back of my mind through this journey, and I know that if she were alive today she would be waiting at the finish line of my 5k with a huge smile on her face. I know she’ll be watching over me that day. I’m doing it for her, for all the women who have lost their lives to breast cancer, and for those that continue to struggle with this tragic disease. I’ll look up at the Sky and say this is for you Grandma, and when I finish I’ll say “We did it Grams!”
I’m so excited for the Susan G. Komen 5k on November 10th! I hope that everyone will make it out to support these amazing women. If you can’t make it to the run, you can always donate to the cause!
One hundred pounds feels so surreal right now! I’m definitely not used to attention or compliments, but I must say, I really don’t mind it I’ve had a lot of wonderful people come up to me and congratulate me on such an amazing accomplishment, and most I don’t even know. It all just goes to show you that there are still caring souls in this world. I look forward to the day when I can say “I DID IT!” I struggled and I pushed back! I persevered, I kicked butt, I cried my eyes out, and I complained, but I got stronger and I saved my life! This journey has meant the world to me, and I can’t wait to continue down this beautiful path of mine!