Day 366 – My 1st FITaversary!

Today is a big day! It has been one year since I started this journey toward a healthier me! It kind of feels like a birthday, and I totally get why people celebrate “fitaversaries.” I’ve spent the last couple days thinking about everything from the past year, and I realized there is a LOT of it!

The Highlights:

  1. I can cross my legs at the knees now!
  2. My towel wraps all the way around me!
  3. I never “give up!” I have bad days; I eat things I regret; I enjoy treats; I celebrate holidays; and I go on vacation. But I track it ALL, and when I’m done, I reign it in and get back on track.
  4. I can run! When I started, 60 seconds felt like I was dying – Now, my longest distance is 10 miles!
  5. I eat breakfast every day! I love my cold oats and look forward to them every morning.
  6. I’ve gone from a size 18-20 down to a size 10.
  7. I have BONES! I used to feel like the Stay Puff Marshmallow man – now I can see and feel hip bones, shoulder bones, and my collar bone! My knee caps are still in hiding, but I’ll find them eventually.
  8. I love to roller blade! I’ve taken my son to the rink to skate a few times this summer, and he’s getting good at it, too. It’s awesome to enjoy physically active outings with my family.

The Unexpected:

  1. I’m still me. I don’t actually feel any different – now it’s just easier to move.
  2. Sometimes people treat me differently. A parent who used to blow me off (almost to the point of rude) now invites me to “hang out” with her.
  3. It’s still hard sometimes. I don’t know why I didn’t expect this, but I didn’t. Some part of me thought that somewhere along the way it would get easy – haha. Nope. I’ve learned to think of obesity as a chronic disease. I’ll never be “cured,” but I can keep it in check through diet and exercise – just like 9 billion other chronic diseases.

The Difference:365 day comparison

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year! I celebrated by getting a hair cut and taking Little Man skating. Tomorrow we leave for Ohio and then Pittsburgh, so my posts may be a bit sporadic for the next few days. Day 365Day 366

My eating has been good the last 2 days, and I feel so much better for it! It amazes me how much eating well make me feel good eating poorly leaves me feeling crappy.

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5 thoughts on “Day 366 – My 1st FITaversary!

  1. I call my fitness anniversary my “rebirthday.” You’re right, it’s definitely strange to realize that you’re still you, just smaller. Some things get easier (like moving), some things get harder (relationships at all levels, for sure), but it’s all worth it to be living your healthiest life. Congrats!

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