To celebrate reaching another big milestone, I decided it would be a fabulous idea to do two whole hours of Zumba. They added some extra classes at church and two are back to back.
Y'all, I don't think I have ever worked out two hours straight in my entire life until yesterday!
Before class, I kept thinking about that fact....
I ran track in middle and high school. I was never a distance runner so I know I didn't exercise for two hours then.
I was in the Top Ten Most Athletic Females in ROTC for all four years of high school and I know I never did two hours of physical training.
As an adult (when I lost 60 pounds the first time) I went to the gym religiously for six months and I know I didn't invest that kind of time into my workouts.
So yesterday was a really big day for me on the scale and a measurement of my physical abilities.
I was really proud of what my body can do now. I don't think you can fully appreciate that kind of thing until you've been on the "other side". I spent years being obese and unhealthy. I've felt what it's like to know my body cannot do certain things. I felt the defeat that comes when you realize you cannot roll around on the floor with your toddler or run in the yard with him. I know what it's like to sit in a swing and have the chains pressing into your hips so hard that you can't actually swing. I can really remember sitting on a slide and having my behind spilling over.
To go from that to where I am now feels unbelievably amazing! So many of you have written me asking how I stay motivated. I vividly remember how miserable I was and I know how wonderful I feel today. That's the biggest thing that pushes me now. I don't ever want to feel like I can't do something again.