My heart is so full of happy that it feels like it could explode into a billion itty bitty pieces of rainbow confetti. Seriously. I haven’t been able to wipe the smile off of my face all day. It’s a phenomenal feeling.
I’m travelling to Cancun within the week, so I’ve been busy packing. Given the recent changes in my health, I’ve had to spend a lot of time trying on clothes. Clothes that I haven’t worn in 5 years since my honeymoon. I slipped into one of my favorite old skirts this morning. It fit me loosely. Wow. I couldn’t believe it. My mind started flowing and getting excited.
To pull out my wedding dress or not to? I tossed this question around for hours. I finally caved and dug my wedding dress out of the back of my closet. I slipped into the dress and held my breath. I had jitters. My husband tied up the corset while I nervously babbled. The dress fit me better now today then it did on my wedding day. Crazy! I’m 15 lbs above what I weighed on my wedding day, but I’m much more muscular and toned now. I couldn’t believe it. Best feeling ever!!!!
When I embarked on this journey in January, I never anticipated losing weight. It wasn’t part of my plan. My focus was solely on getting fit, being healthy and staying active. Building on my happiness was key. I wanted to look in the mirror and feel happy. It wasn’t hard to achieve that goal. What I never expected was the feeling I had overwhelm me the other day when I walked passed a mirror and had to do a double take. Is that really me?! Like woah.
Trust me when I say this journey of mine is nothing to be envious of. It bothers me when people say they’re jealous. Being fit hasn’t come easy to me. It’s been a lot of work. Work that may make some think I’m bordering obsessive. I like to think of it as dedicated. There isn’t a day that goes by now that I don’t look forward to my workout. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 10 minute or 90 minute workout… the very feeling is rejuvenating and empowering. I feel stronger nowadays then I ever have before.
I’m in such a happy place and it feels so good! It makes every little effort worth it.