This morning, as I was watching Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition...on my treadmill (always on the treadmill) the girl going through the transformation said something so very profound to me in relation to her weight gain/loss process. It really stuck with me. She said, " If you are on the interstate and you miss your exit you don't just keep going, you get off and make a U-turn." I could not stop thinking about it. Heck, I still can't...I really love it. Last summer, I got off the interstate and made my U-turn. I am still in disbelief sometimes that I have achieved so much in what seems like such a short period of time. That I have transformed, not just physically but mentally as well. Although....it is nice to see that I can do the physical things too! It's very very nice to be strong!! It's also very very nice to wear a size 10 and a size M when last summer I was in a 2xl. From 232 to 152 is a huge difference in body mass. I'm still working on it. I take in as many classes as time and my children allow me. I will admit, I am looking forward to them going back to school so that I can hit the gym for longer periods of time and not worry about them fighting at home. I've also made an appointment for a consultation with a plastic surgeon to DISCUSS a tummy tuck. I have many questions to be answered before I do anything. But, I was obese for many years..and carried four kids...so this tummy needs some tucking. We'll see.... All in all, things are going great. I could not be happier that I made that U-turn.
After THE BEST workout yesterday. My 10th for the week!