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13.8 GONE! — 85 More To Go!

As promised, I’m posting my before and after for month one below.  I’m not completely confident in my own skin yet and this is taking a huge amount of strength to post this to the world!  I can definitely see a difference, but it scares me.  Will I be happy with my “look” once I finally meet my goal weight?  I surely hope so!  So please, be kind to the “skinny girl in the making” below.  She’s on the right path and hopes this picture helps others in her shoes.  ((HUGS)) to all you trying to melt along with me!  We are well on our way!  Month ONE — DOWN!

Since January 2nd, I have lost 13.8 pounds.  It wasn’t easy, but I definitely have learned a LOT and gained a whole NEW lifestyle in just a short month’s time.  I’m so proud of myself for the strides I have made in “Making Marcia Melt”.

To prepare for February, I’ve already prepared my workout plan and have started on my meal plan.  I’ll post it in another posting later today.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, enjoy my new bod!  Ha!!  =)  Can’t wait to see what this is going to look like in May when I reach my 1/2 way goal!!  Oh ya!!

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FYI, No Breakdown posting this week.  Instead, I’m going to go enjoy the Super Bowl with my hubby and pupster!  =)  I’ll post my calendar and my Healthy Super Bowl Spread later today though via Twitter & Facebook.

Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?  I’m in it for the commercials?  Let me know which was your favorite!

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Post-Workout, SOB?!

Everyone sobs after a workout, right?!  I’m not sure, but that is exactly what I did after today’s workout.  I’m not sure what it was all about.  Maybe that it all finally hit me that I am “doing it”.  I’m actually working towards something that will make ME better!  Could also be the tremendous amount of support over the last few days, seeing family and friends write words of support on my page, complete strangers messaging me to cheer me on, who knows.  In that moment, all I said to myself was “You are doing it.  It’s about DAMN time!  Now, dry your eyes you baby and keep pushing on.  This time, you will not fail!”.  Ya, I talk to myself.  Don’t tell me you don’t.  We all do.  That’s why we beat ourselves up or talk ourselves down.  Sometimes, we even talk ourselves up…  However you talk, you do it, you talk to yourself.  Today, tell yourself YOU CAN DO IT! (And then actually DO IT!)  You know why?  No one else can tell you that and make the same impact as you can.  I think over the last few attempts to lose weight, my brain was so clouded in “smoke” (<— not being figurative here; an the legal kind) that I wasn’t able to hear myself crying out for help.  Today, I broke through.  Today, THIS GIRL WAS ON FIRE!!!

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