Saturday, January 1, 2011
My Life's Little Lessons: Part 8
Photo: Susanne (below-mentioned fit friends and my dedicated Spinning class participant) and me on New Year's Eve 2011.
Total Weight Lost: (since September 2009): 48 LBS!
Total Weight Lost on Nutrisystem (since November 2010): 8 LBS!
My Lesson: It’s a lot easier to stay fit when you have friends that want to join your fit mission. My weight loss and passion for fitness and activity has helped to inspire friends who are now working out with me. People want to know how I’m doing it and they want to know all about my diet and exercise. I’m teaching 3-4 spinning classes at the YMCA every week and all my girlfriends try to take them. It is another level of being held accountable. It’s almost impossible to be an out of shape spin instructor!
My Nutrisystem: Nutrisystem continues to help change my life and my eating habits. They are now combining their two programs for one low price, so everyone can get the delish frozen foods AND the shelf stable bars and meals that are the core of my busy grab and go days. It’s a program that combines the two so you get a custom food plan that YOU will enjoy. I’ve been eating every 2 to 4 hours, light meals and snacks and my body looks and feels slimmer than ever.
Words of Wisdom: Don’t judge yourself so much. It’s easier to love yourself when you are well on the way to weight loss, but you should always love you no matter what you weigh or how you look. I used to be so uncomfortable in my body – the inner me never felt reflected in the outer me. I was more harsh and mean to myself than any bully was – I hope I can let go of that self-inflicted pain forever. If you are torturing yourself this way, stop now! Love who you are at all times. Accept who you are and then you can change more easily.
Even though it is hard to eek out the last pounds, my body feels more toned than ever and no matter what the scale says I get up each day feeling strong and fairly svelte. That is not something I’ve EVER felt before. My clothes almost always look good on my bod – it’s totally awesome.
FTC Disclaimer: I am receiving the Nutrisystem program complimentary in exchange for my personal reviews each week.