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Wordless Wednesday: Operation Skinny Jeans Style

Ya’ll…..

YA’LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess what?

Today, after my muscles were beaten to a pulp in Bodypump we were at the very end of the workout, only 2 songs left to do, and it was time for push-ups. I’m not gonna lie, typically I don’t just do push-ups on my knees, I do them with my butt in the air…because typically I’m so exhausted at that point and I HATE push-ups that I just don’t care to push myself. Well, I was about to assume my butt in the air position when I had a thought, “You know, I betcha I can do the for real push-ups”. And so I did.

All of them. ALL of them. On my toes. All the way up. All the way down.

And then I cried. {I’m not lying}

Things like that. Doing something that I’ve told myself that I hate doing, or that I can’t do…when I bust down that wall, almost every time, I cry. I hide it easily in the amount of sweat dripping off my face.

IT GETS BETTER

Class ended and I went to weigh myself. I’ve been pissed off at the scale {and really myself} for like 2 months now. I’m not kidding you. When was the last time I did an update? I’d already been at the 17-19lbs mark for a month at that point…and I stayed there. So.Freaking.Annoying. I got on the scale and expected to see the same 237/238 that I’ve been seeing.

Except I didn’t.

I saw 236 instead…..THAT’S 20LBS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hot Damn!

And then I started crying again.

I guess this isn’t so “Wordless” afterall…but, here’s where the Wordless comes in. I can’t believe that I’m really posting these, and even more so…I can’t believe what the beginning looks like. But, here’s the progression. I’ve only done 3 mirror shots because there’s been no movement on the scale….so here’s what I have.

starting weight

10 lb mark

20 lbs mark

So…still a really long way to go…BUT?!?!?! That’s OK.

I’m really excited today. I’m really proud of myself today.

Happy Wednesday Ya’ll!

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Wordless Wednesday

Remember how I told you that I got a whole bunch of photos from my aunt? Well, guess what. Today is your lucky day, my friend, because I’m going to show them to you! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the 80’s….

The Cast of Characters – Starting at the top, Dad, Mom, Jessica, Me, Jamielynn, Jonathan, David. The family portrait is blurry, but it’s one of my favorite pictures of all time.

The Cast of Characters

A smorgasbord of random photos…bottom right corner of the first one? That’s me, about Zoe’s age. Maybe she looks like me after all?!?!?!

childhood 2

childhood 1

I call this next one “What the hell was I thinking?!?!?!?!” I’m pretty sure I loved both of these outfits. Please note my tennis shoes in the left picture. I mean, really? But I will say, my feet were probably a size 10 or 11 by that age…so my options were limited. And the picture on the right? I made that sweater…and those pants have stirrups.

what the hell was I thinking

And then finally, my two favorite pictures. The one on the left, well…I can’t help it. And the one on the right? Because my feet are up by my dad’s head, he has 2 other kids in his lap, and there’s another kid in the bottom right in the original picture…talk about a madhouse.

my two favorites