Saturday, July 26, 2008!

Changes are happening and I couldn't be happier! In April I set several goals in relation to my health, weight and fitness. If you read below you would know that my first fitness goal was to run a mile, which I accomplished and am now working towards running a 5k. Well, my first weight goal was to lose 25 lbs. I hit this mark about a week ago and before I got around to posting the news I lost more weight and have now lost 30 lbs total! THIRTY pounds! I couldn't be happier and more thrilled with my acomplishments. This week I have also really started to notice the changes in my shape (the fact that my clothes seem to fall off me could be a clue). It's crazy thinking back to the person I used to be and all the changes I have gone through since moving back here to Boise. For years I would read all the health and fitness magazines, read all the books, purchase the DVD's and start fitness plan after plan. Nothing ever lasted long and I would end up just dreaming of one day getting fit again. I am not sure how my switch finally got turned on, but it did, and I am more motivated and determined that I ever imagined I could be. I love setting goals for myself and working hard to accomplish them. I love going to the gym and working out hard. I love running. I love sweating. I love being able to play soccer agin and I love getting skinnier! I also love motivating other people through my own experiences and hard work.

I have a clear picture in my mind of how I am going to look and am excited to start working towards that next goal. In the words of Ali (Biggest Loser Season 5 winner) Believe It, Be It!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun on the 4th

Well, I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. I sure did. I went with my friends Chad, Logan, Laurie and Logans family to Arrowrock Dam to boat. We stayed on the lake for about 6 hours and had so much fun. I am very sunburnt now though. (I forgot to keep re-applying the sunscreen. It should fade to a tan soon and then I should be set for the rest of the summer.) I attempted to wakeboard, but couldn't get up. I am going again in a couple of weeks and I will try again though. The majority of the day was spent tubing in this flat taco looking tube shown above. It was SO MUCH FUN! Logan's dad would drive the boat in cicles and then we would cut back into the wake which would send us flying into the air. I loved it! I even got the highest jump of all of us that sent me high above the boat. The landing was a little rough but still fun.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Comparison pictures

Well, here are two pictures to see the changes that are underway with me. The first picture was taken in early Febuary in Miami. The second picture was taken about 2 weeks ago. I have to add that I can no longer wear the skirt, in fact I threw it out today. It has gotten so big that I had to hold it up while I walked or it would slide right off, and this is the same skirt that was tight on me in February!

I am so thrilled with my changes and am so excited to see them continue.