Remember all those months ago when I used to write weekly Weight Loss Wednesday posts? I know I haven’t done one for a good while, but I felt today had to be an exception. That’s because, when I weighed myself this morning, I realised I was the exact weight I set out to be when I started my journey.
Now you’re probably thinking I don’t sound that excited – to be honest, I’m not. In fact, I didn’t even realise I’d reached any particular goal until Tiz pointed out that the number on the scales matched the one in my head. So why am I not running, dancing and skipping for joy? Because over the past year or so, I’ve realised that weight isn’t everything when it comes to health and fitness – it’s not even close!
When I started losing weight back in July 2012, I was eating more healthily and exercising moderately – I stepped everything up towards spring 2013 and I am now a fully fledged fitness fanatic! Whereas the first time I tried to do a FitnessBlender workout I couldn’t get past the warm up, I now do them daily without any problems and I’m training for my first half marathon. The point is that my numerical weight doesn’t mean that much to me any more, but if I can get through a gruelling workout with heavier weights or run further one day, that means a heck of a lot.
My priorities changed, to be frank. When I was technically near to overweight (I was balancing on the verge of the BMI scale) all I could think of was seeing the numbers decrease. Now, I’m not exactly sad to see them go down but I’d much rather make it through a new fitness challenge and see an actual difference. Sculpted arms and toned abs are my new goals.
So in short, this will be my final Weight Loss Wednesday post – but how about the odd Fitness Friday one? I can talk about my favourite workouts, health foods and motivational tips if you’d find it helpful?
Thank you to everyone who has commented and supported the Weight Loss Wednesday posts – it really did help me along the way. You guys are awesome!