This song always keeps me going. On a gloomy and rainy Monday, I felt this was a good upbeat jam to get me going.
Scale this morning: 169 lbs. -2 lbs this week. Goal weight: 170 lbs. Goal met and passed. I feel wonderful. I feel like a new person has been born in this body. I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do. It’s Friday. It’s beautiful out. I can’t wait to get out and enjoy the weekend.
Now that I am at my goal weight, I still feel like there is some work to do. There is a bunch of toning exercises I need to do to make sure I’m fully ready for the beach this summer. I am proud of my accomplishments and excited to see what the next chapter of my life will entail.
This is a good euphoric feeling that I have. Reflecting back on life, it’s really making me feel good to know that this is one less issue to worry about every morning when I wake up. The hard part is over. It’s just time to maintain it now and just keep working to get toned and ripped.
I made a pact with myself that if/when I lose the weight, two things will happen. I will go on a clothing spree and buy myself a whole new wardrobe because I earned it. Also, I will indulge and get a tattoo. The tattoo thing can wait til after summer is over because you aren’t supposed to be in the sun when you first get one, but I earned it. I will cash in on it soon enough.
Now that this has happened, I really do feel on top of the world. I’ve had friends write me messages telling me how I’ve inspired them to do the same. I am hopeful that they can keep up the journey. It’s not an easy one but it is a rewarding one. I will be the first to tell anyone that.
Now it’s time to take on a new challenge because life is all about challenging yourself. Let’s go.
When I started dieting, I made myself a goal that I would lose 33 lbs. The reason I said 33 was because I had weighed 203 and I wanted to be 170. As of today, I am 171 and I couldn’t be happier. I know now that 170 is not where I want to stop. i want to go until I am completely fit and healthy. I’m less concerned about the number now and more focused on what I look like along with my health.
I’ve also come to the conclusion that I am going to be having more fun this year. I am finally financially stable and I’m not always worrying about how I am going to pay for my next meal. It’s a great feeling to have. Yes, I work two jobs and I work a lot of hours a week but I am in love with my life now and the way it has progressed and I am okay with that. I am trying not to be so worried about things that I can’t change. I am working hard to be successful and realize that it will come with time.
As for dating, I’ve come to the conclusion that I am ready to start dating again. I always had an excuse in the past. “I’m too fat.” or “I’m not financially set.” Or any other reason I could come up with. Now, I don’t have any of those “chains” holding me back and I am feeling good about it. It’s on to bigger and better things.
So the one thing I have to say right now this:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”