I was pleasantly surprised by my scale this morning when it gave me a birthday gift…1 more pound lost! 🙂 I am also down 2 more inches: .5 off my abdomen, .5 off my chest and 1 off of my thigh (.5 at the top and .5 at the point right above my knee).
I’ve secretly had a goal: to be at 200 pounds by the first day of school, August 25th. I am now 4 pounds away from my goal with less than 2 weeks to go. I’m not sure if I’m going to make it, but I am proud of the hard work I’ve done. During the next 2 weeks, it will be harder to get in all of my workouts because of the time I need to put into preparing for school to start. Wish me luck!
In honor of my birthday, I decided to finally write a post about 5 things I love about myself.
#1- I love that I am a very committed person. For the most part, when I say I will do something, I do it. I don’t like to let anyone down and I work very hard at helping others in any way possible. I think this goes hand in hand with my dedication to my husband, my family, my friends and my job.
#2- I love my smile. I’ve always been a happy person and my smile is an outward sign of my inward feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I can be sad, mad, etc. as much as anyone else, but for the most part I choose to live my life with a smile on my face and hopefully brighten the day of others around me. 🙂
#3- I love the fitness that I have gained over the past year. Not to mention the friendships I have made because of it! I can’t believe the things that I have achieved this last year! 3 triathlons (almost, one next Saturday)and training for a half marathon and running it. Even when it was hard and I didn’t want to continue, I persevered and accomplished more than I could have ever hoped. This part of my life I plan on continuing and who knows…maybe some day I’ll run a marathon…
#4- I love my eyes. My eyes are hazel and can become lighter or darker depending on the amount of light. I love that when I smile, my eyes light up and people can truly see the joy I have. I guess on the flip side, my eyes can convey my disappointment or sadness, too.
#5- I love my faith. It’s not something I talk a lot about, but it is the most important part of my life. My faith has gotten me through some very difficult times in the past and I cannot imagine my life without it. It’s the cornerstone of who I am and the way I live my life and I pray that others are able to see that in me.
Phew, that was hard! Have a great week!