Several weeks ago, I posted a blog about my kids celebrating a new school tradition at school called, "100 Day". This is a time for them to reflect on how much smarter they've become in the last 100 days of school. They either wear 100 items on a shirt, or dress like they're 100. They eat 100 goldfish, or the like and do activities. Well today...I'm 100 days healthier! That's right...100 days of my new life, my new healthier me. 100 days ago I got up from bed, tired of feeling like junk, tired of hating myself, tired of the way I looked, with 1 pair of jeans that fit me, and decided that I was changing my life. I was changing me.
I've learned a lot in the last 100 days and it hasn't always been a walk in the park. There have been many temptations, some withstood, and others given into. There have been times that I just wanted to crawl into bed, Netflix and chill and forget about working out. There have been times that I pushed myself to go ahead and do what I felt I needed to do. I could have been more perfect at times, but I don't think that was ever my goal. I think my goal was just to be better. Do better, eat better, move better. If that was, in fact, my goal, then I'd say I've achieved it thus far. I do feel better. I find that there are times that I can't help but move, march, dance, walk. I still have a lot to learn, a ways to go, and I can definitely eat better.
In lieu of the last 100 days, I have before and after photos and the good news that I have finally reached size 16!!!
These were a hand down from my SIL, I don't really like the "holy jeans" look, but I tried on 7 pairs of 16's and every one of them fit. I'm so very happy.
This is a comparison of me in my "fat jeans" from January to now.
This is just my last month to this month comparison to see how far I've come in a month
This is a backside comparison. My back rolls are diminishing.
And here is the big whammy. Start till now. 33 pounds down, nearly 20 inches down (combined). I've come so far, and this before and after photo comparison really helps me want to keep moving. I've worked so hard, and I don't want to go back.