Monday, January 25, 2016

Doing my Why

Last June, I wrote down a list of reasons WHY I wanted to lose the weight.

It went a little something like this (I feel like I should have a drum roll or at least back up music playing...)

And just for the satisfaction of striking things off the list - the bold strike through!

12.  Wear heels comfortably

Not a massive heel but one of many I'm sporting theses days!

11. Not see the eyes groan when someone has to sit down 

next to me on the plane

10. To cross my legs again

 My most liked picture on Facebook in 2015. Me, on a plane, legs crossed in Size 14 jeans. I'm wearing Size 10-12 now!

9. Shop in normal sizes

8. To rock my "skinny" jeans

Not only do I rock my favorite Banana Republic "skinny" jeans, they are now my comfy baggy jeans!

7. Run... by myself and with my girls

The running thing is a big one for me. When I bought our jogging stroller in 2013 I laughed. I never dreamed that I'd run again, let alone pushing a jogger. But here I am -  most every weekend - and as long as Ivy will let me! And true training starts tomorrow - time to crank it up and add some distance, speed work and tempo training to my weekly workouts. 

6. Horseback ride with my girls

This weekend I was thrilled to take XJL on her first trail ride and to ride with her! Riding is something that always reminds me of my youth and it also takes some effort for me to feel confident and capable on horseback. I can even report that other than my knees hurting immediately on dismount, I wasn't even sore! Apparently my legs, core and back muscles are able to handle riding without a problem! (I have NO idea what I am doing with my hands in this photo - judge not!)

I am going to put the following in the category of - partially completed or not yet attempted!

5. Sit comfortably on a Disney ride

I look forward to attempting and photographing this one, Hubs? Should I start the planning?

4. Allow my body to be a testament to my stewardship of the

 gifts God has given me.

"In the same way, let your light shine before others so that they may see your good deeds and glorify the Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

3. To be healthy

The struggle is real. 

2  To be fearless


1. To give myself a future for whatever it may bring. 

I don't know what 2016 will bring but I pray that I face each challenge with confidence, perseverance and hope. 

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