Monday, October 28, 2013

Friend's Wedding Day!

I had so much fun this past weekend celebrating one of my closest friend's wedding day. We have been planning and getting ready for this for months and I was so blessed to see her walk down the aisle as the most beautiful bride to be joined together with a man who loves her with everything in him as well as having a deep love for Christ . What an awesome wedding.
I was so honored to be a bridesmaid in Tami and Grant's wedding but I am even more honored to get to call both of these amazing people such good friends.

When I was looking at these pictures of me as a bridesmaid, I also took a look at the bridesmaid photos of the last wedding I was in..a little over two years ago. I can't believe what a difference 100 lbs can make.

That first dress is actually 10 sizes bigger than the dress I am wearing in the second photo...isn't that crazy? Whenever I feel like I am struggling, it is good to see pictures like this to remind me of how far I have come.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Back to Weight Loss Mode

Now that I have finished being in training for races for almost a year, I have started to concentrate a lot more on weight loss. I have a goal to be under 200 by the end of December. This is a completely reachable goal for me but does require some work.

Lately I have been getting up between 5am and 6am in the morning in order to get a decent morning workout in. I found that working out early in the morning tends to keep me on the straight and narrow with eating for the rest of the day. I have also started drinking a smoothie made up of 1 cup coconut milk, 1.5 cups of spinach, 1 cup of berries, and 1 banana. Putting most of my fruits and veggies into my body before I even hit the gym in the morning seems to be helping out a lot with healthy eating as well.

So there you have next goal. I have been working on this weight loss goal for 2.5 years and I am just ready to get there already. I haven't been under 200 since 7th grade and I am excited to see that number. I'll keep you posted with the progress, but to me, hitting this goal is the only option.

Choice made.