The nike quote below this post could sum this up perfectly. Today, and for the past 8 weeks, I redefined impossible, not on my own strength, but through HIM. I finally reached my goal weight, which was the weight I was before I had my daughter, four and a half years ago. I may not look exactly the same as I did back then, four years, 2 kids and a happy marriage will take a tole on your body. But I can wear the same size pants that I could four years ago, and that makes me happy!
This journey is not over, far from it. Along with maintaining my weight, exercise has become a vital part of who I am now. I have learned so much about myself along the way. I am stronger than I thought I was, I have more will power, and I can say NO to things like chocolate, sweets, and ice cream. But it is time to start new goals. My new goals are to finish Chalean Extreme, (hey! I still have an entire month to go!) and to train for the St. Jude Half Marathon. I also want to get my turbo kick instructor training certification, and hopefully one day be able to teach a class of my own.
I want to continue to focus on good health for myself, my family, and those around me. Eating healthy is essential. I want to crave healthy foods, even more than I do now. I want to experience new recipes, try new foods, and enjoy being healthy. I want to introduce more "raw foods" into my families diet. I want my kids to be able to go into the kitchen, and grab a carrot because they love eating them. While I'm not banning sweets forever (HELLO, I have a 3 lb bag of skittles left over from my sons birthday in the pantry right now!!), I want them to be used sparingly in my diet, and not an every day indulgence.
Thanks for continuing to read my blog. I can't wait to post my running progress, chalean progress and hopefully more healthy recipes that my family has tried and approves of.