Over the Christmas holiday my brother talked me into participating in an exercise/nutrition program that he was going to start at the beginning of the new year.
It took a lot of convincing but I finally agreed.
I knew I needed to lose some weight...I really wanted to but I had never before been to a gym to work out and I wasn't excited about the prospect.
He was going to go to a 6 a.m. class but with how things currently are with my mornings, I wasn't able to go until the 9 o'clock class. Therefore, I wouldn't know anyone and I was nervous about it.
I told myself I could do hard things though and I went for it.
I started out not knowing anyone, but now, I feel comfortable with and enjoy the company of the other 8-9 members of the class. I look forward to going and pushing myself.
It was a three month program and by the end of March I had lost 20 pounds.
I am continuing to attend the class because I feel so much stronger and I know that if I quit things will go right back to where they were.
I feel so good and am so grateful that my brother encouraged me!
I seriously struggled about posting these pictures...but I figured the left hand side was how everyone was seeing me a few months ago anyway so why not?
I've made many changes in my eating habits and am hoping I can maintain them.
I'm drinking green smoothies almost daily, enjoying quinoa for the first time, finding recipes that I enjoy that are void of refined sugars and flours and making sure my portion sizes are respectable.