One Year Ago Today …
I cried in the shower because I didn’t know what to do.
I was on the road to becoming morbidly obese.
I spent the entire day trying to figure out how to change my life.
I decided that no matter what I was going to lose weight.
I resolved to change my life and become the best person possible.
I started my healthy living journey.
One year ago today, I weighed 204.80 lbs. and was not happy. The months leading up to that day were filled with lots of negative emotions and feelings. I didn’t feel good in my skin and I didn’t like to look at myself in the mirror. I never took the time to care. The negative feelings would usually send me into a box of Oreos or chocolate chip cookies and before I knew it the box would be gone. I was unhappy and lost and in desperate need of change. But I didn’t know how or what to do and I certainly wasn’t ready to admit that my deepest, darkest fears were coming true. I was headed for a life of obesity.
After stepping on that scale one year ago today, I finally hit my healthy tipping point. I didn’t want to be obese. I didn’t want to be overweight and unhealthy. I didn’t want to hate the sight of myself in the mirror anymore. I decided to make changes in my life and to become the person I want to be for the rest of my life.
One year ago today, I made a commitment to myself to become the person I can be. I resolved to lose weight and start exercising. I decided to make it happen.
One Year Later …
I planned to go for a 5 mile run after work.
I am on the road to a healthy life.
I spent the day making positive choices and eating healthy meals.
I have lost most of the weight that I needed to lose.
I am on the road to becoming the best person possible.
I am still on my healthy living journey.
One year later, I weigh 153.2 lbs. and I am on the path to truly being happy in my own skin. I have accomplished things I never thought possible. I have changed who I am from the inside out. I enjoy looking at myself in the mirror and sometimes I still can’t believe the image I see looking back at me. I am still not quite the person I want to be but I am a thousand times closer than I ever was before.
One year later, I thrive on exercise and healthy eating. I have completed 3 half marathons, several 5Ks, two 10Ks and a 15K. I have run distances I never thought possible for me. I have truly embraced the idea of having fun while being healthy.
Here is to another year of healthy living!