Last week I shared two pictures of myself, one from years ago and a current picture after having lost over 50 lbs. I received so many compliments on the “after” picture both about how good I look and how far I have come. And I appreciate those compliments and I BELIEVE them. I really do.
But also shared my desire to go beyond the “after” picture and get to “amazing” and again I received heartfelt comments saying I already looked amazing.
Again, I believe them. And if I knew that I was as far as I could go, I would be content with the journey.
But there are things you can’t see. Things that I know still leave room for me to work a little bit harder. Become a little bit fitter. Become a little bit stronger.
When I applied for the challenge, I weighed 162 lbs. Two weeks ago I weighed 164.4. I currently 162 lbs. But my measurements are definitely moving in the right direction.
|12/31||40.25″||38″||43 1/2″||R:11 1/2″ L:12″||R:16 1/4″ L:16 1/2″||R:26″ L:25 3/4″|
|1/7||39″||36 3/4″||42 1/2″||R:11 1/2″ L:12″||R:16″ L:16 1/4″||R:25 1/2″ L:25 1/2″|
|1/13||38 3/4″||36 1/4″||42 1/4″||R:11″ L:11 3/4″||R:15 3/4″ L:16 1/4″||R:25 1/4″ L:25 1/2″|
Every week I will be checking in with my progress. You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #iHeartOmron. The tools I am using for the challenge include the Omron HJ-323U connected pedometer and the new Omron 510W Scale. We will be receiving a new Omron strapless heart rate monitor later in the challenge as well. We were also provided with a fitness program to follow 5 days a week. I am adding that to my current 6 day a week program, Les Mills Combat.
This challenge is receiving support from Bob Greene, and he provided us with this welcome video to gear us all up for the challenge. Take a look:
I met Bob once, and really respect his passion for health and fitness. I love that line…”be someone’s inspiration”.
Follow along with myself and the 24 other bloggers participating in this program. Offer support, find inspiration and watch us as we take control and change our lives.
This post is sponsored Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Networkand Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families. I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.