"I'd like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve."
I'm Michelle. I've lost 120lbs (purely through clean eating/intense exercise), and I'm always looking to grow and improve. This is a blog about my life, thoughts, pictures, exercise, fitness, running, nutrition, weight loss, quotes, love, nostalgia, and everything else in between.
My hard work is paying off, guys!
The other day I was looking through my closet and I found this shirt. I decided to put on the shirt and it felt significantly different than the last time I wore it. I then put the two pictures together and couldn’t believe the difference I saw. The picture on the left was taken around 9 months ago.
What you can’t see between the two pictures is how much I’ve changed since the first picture was taken. Sure, you can see that the shirt fits differently and that I’ve lost weight, but there has been a huge mental transformation between the two photos.
I feel like I’m in such a good place now. I feel like I’ve finally found the balance I’ve been looking for. It took a ton of trial and error. I’ve made lots of mistakes. But, every time I’ve fell down, I picked myself up. I’ve never quit. I’ve never thrown in the towel and said, “Forget this healthy lifestyle! I’m going back to eating whatever I want and never working out again.” I’m just literally so ecstatic and excited about this.
Just a couple quick notes:
-I haven’t weighed myself in months.
-I’ll be weighing myself at the end of February to know where I’m at.
-I eat intuitively. I’ve been on this journey since October 2009. It has not been quick. So yes, it takes time to find out what works best for you. Embrace the journey.
-I push myself during my work outs and make sure that no two work outs are the same consecutively.
-Even when I don’t have any motivation, I dig deep and just do it. Some days are easier than others, but it’s always worth it.
-I’ve made this a lifestyle.
To sum this up, even though I’ve lost over 120lbs, I still have my own demons to battle. I still struggle. But, if it there’s one thing I’ve learned is that with struggle comes progress. I’ve grown so much between those two pictures and I cannot wait to see what is to come!