Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday ::: Hope

Did you miss me?
 
Sorry about not blogging last week,
but I literally couldn't find a moment to sit down and do it!
 
 
I couldn't wait to blog today because I wanted to tell
you all my super exciting news!
I weighed in this morning and I am down 1.5 lbs.
Of course that's 1.5 lbs in 2 weeks, not 1 week, but that's ok!
I am happy with that!
 
And now for my exciting news:
I am officially down FORTY POUNDS today!!!
WOW!!!
 
I actually looked back on my "starting weight" picture and compared it to my picture from today. I got a little emotional. It was proof of how far I had come. But to be honest, I never really saw myself how I see myself looking in that before picture. I knew I needed to lose some weight and get healthier, but I didn't hate my body.
 
A friend and fellow photographer, Megan, posted this yesterday on facebook:
 
So today, while swimsuit shopping for me, with my oldest, a number of things crossed my mind. Despite some of those feelings, I said out loud so she could hear me, "I love my beautiful, powerful body. Birthed my three children naturally, enables me to take care of my children." And in a few minutes I heard her say to herself, "I love my beautiful, powerful body." I think we owe it to our girls to appreciate what we have, at all shapes and sizes along the way.
 
I loved this reminder that our bodies are strong and powerful no matter what size. Right now I see my body transforming and I think how incredible my body is. But it has always been incredible. I have given birth to 4 children (while not naturally, still amazing) and it keeps up with my crazy schedule.
I am loving this time in my life when I can push myself and do things I never thought I would.
So here's to 40 lbs down and continuing my journey to losing 30 more!
 
40 lbs down!

1 comment:

Robyn Jordan said...

So excited for you and inspired by you!! You look amazing!! Thanks for doing this with me!!!