Today was stretch day on the calendar. I did the two stretch videos and then worked on some other stretches myself. I am getting more flexible. One move that I hadn’t been able to do in the video before, I was able to do today! That was cool. I felt so good afterward, that I got down and did some more stretches. One day I will get into a split! I was never able to when I was younger, but I actually think I’m more flexible now than then. Of course I think I weighed less than 100 pounds back in the day. I was a stick! 😛
Unfortunately, the stick became a trunk. I put on a lot of weight. August of 2013 a friend asked if I wanted to go walk on the trail here in town. I did. That started me on the journey I’m on today. Two years and four months later, I’m still walking, tracking what I eat, and feeling better. I have lost pounds and inches. Everytime I look at my new clothes, I can’t believe that I actually do fit in them! I took a picture some months back of myself in a pair of shorts I was wearing when I started my walks and they look HUGE. This, more than anything else makes me know I’m doing the right thing by getting into shape.
I won’t be at my goal weight by the end of this year as I had hoped, but I’m not that upset. I know that I’m doing great. I’m down from a size 20 + to a 12. That is a big deal. I look like a completely different person and that is wonderful. I like what I see in the mirror. I still can’t believe it’s me! It was a struggle to change from eating anything and everything I wanted to watching what I eat, but it’s worth it.
Yes, I eat the occasional cheat meal and it’s fabulous. When I cheat, I cheat good! ;p Okay, I’m rambled enough. This started out as how bendy I was after today’s workout. It ended up being about my journey. Enjoy!