Saturday, August 24, 2013

Beach Countdown...

I am officially in beach mode! During the first week I spent time finding ways to work in exercise every day. It's been about 6 years since I have committed myself to working out this way. 

And my body is screaming in protest! 
Holy cow! 
I am completely out of shape. 
Here I was thinking I was all kinds of bad booty with the two hours of Zumba once or twice a week. 
Combine that with more cardio.....Totally felt it!

On Thursday, I was in the middle of my two hour Zumba class and I really started wondering how much my body could handle. I feel like I pushed my body right to the edge of my limits. It felt absolutely rough, but in a good way. I've known for a while that my body is capable of much more since I've lost weight, but I haven't really pushed it until now. I'm still in awe that I can do this. I went from severely obese to working out 6-7 hours during the week. 

I think the biggest difference this week is seeing a change in my arms and stomach. 

Ugh! That butt just won't shrink!!! 
For the love of everything.....It seriously needs to catch up.
I will always be a curvy girl! 

My big happy moment for the week? 

I have had this one pair of jeans for 6 years. They were given to me 6 years ago and I was able to stuff my butt into them one time. I wore them December 31, 2007. After that night, I put them in storage because they were a little too tight. I had hopes of wearing them when I lost a little more weight. Well, that totally didn't happen. I gained a ton of weight and that was a long forgotten dream. 

When I finally started losing weight, they became my goal jeans. Over the past year I have tried and tried to get back in them. Slowly, they started inching over my thighs, then my butt, then I could button them, but they weren't presentable to wear out. 
(Y'all know what I'm talking about!) 

So I waited and waited. This week I grabbed them off the shelf just to see if I could tell a difference. I waited until Ryan was in the shower so I could hopefully squeeze my butt into them before he saw what I was doing. Miraculously, they slid over my thighs, fit my butt, and buttoned with about two inches of room in the waist! 

They fit me better than they did that first time I wore them! 
I was thrilled! So thrilled that I ran into the bathroom, threw back the shower curtain, and showed them off to a husband that looked at me like I had lost my ever-lovin' mind! 
(Seriously, he puts up with a lot of crazy!) 

Slowly, I'm getting there! 
I am so ready to see that scale move down some more....
It's Never Too Late
Image Via


  1. WHOO HOO! Love that feeling when a new garment of clothing fits. I have a few pairs of 18's that if I lie down I can button. Umm not wearing thought out of the house with the massive muffin top.

  2. Yaaay for fitting in your goal jeans!

  3. So awesome that you fit in those pants even better! Seriously that is the best part--even better than the number on the scale! You are such an inspiration to me!

  4. You look AMAZIG!!! And woo-hoo to that super fabulous NSV!!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...