Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cause to Celebrate!

Do ya'll know what today means? A year ago today, I started this amazing journey called "healthiness." I was still several pounds overweight from having MY Hunter, I had horrible stretch marks on what was a very flat tummy, and honestly, I was depressed about it all.

What changed it all?

I started working at the physical therapy clinic where I currently still work and was surrounded by a bunch of health conscious, work out fanatics! They had a Zumba instructor coming to the clinic twice a week to work out and the other three days a week they worked out to DVD's of Insanity, P90X and the Biggest Loser. They exercised daily, ate great, and were just so darn happy about it! How can you not be swept up by that?!

Now, a year later, I've lost over 30 pounds and 4 dress sizes! Gotta love that baby weight, huh?! I still have lots more room for improvement, and I'm working harder now than I ever did in the past year. I can't wait to see the difference this year will bring, not just for my body size but just for my overall health, too!!!

I'm not going to say working out is easy or really that it was fun everytime I worked out, but I knew in my heart that I needed it. Even now, I still hate the actual act of working out (because it hurts and it sucks), but I LOVE the feeling afterward! The point is: just get up and do SOMETHING! ANYTHING is better than NOTHING!

I just keep saying to myself, "swim suit season is rapidly approaching" and "just keep moving!" Now I'm one of those fruitcakes that gets disappointed if I don't feel sore the following day!


Nicole said...

You are beautiful! Congratulations on your weight loss and healthy life style. I have heard that Zumba is a total blast.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! I haven't been walking in this cold weather but spring is on the horizon and I can hardly wait. blessings, marlene

Loren said...

I am so very proud of you Amy! You look mahvelous!!! Everytime I am @ Therapy I admire you and your tiny little self! It is such a gift to be surrounded by those who are physically fit and healthy minded people! I heard this weekend that we will be like those whom we surround ourselves with and there you have already proven it :)

I love you Amy! You are beautiful inside and out!

Dawn said...

Way to go!

I'm working on it. =)

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