Be-You-Tifully Fit: Out of comfort

IMG_2005.JPGComfort zones are not actually comfortable.  They are places that hold people back from where they are meant to be.  A place where people can hide from what they are afraid of.  From what they don’t want to face.  I should know…I never wanted to really leave mine BUT I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin so I did what was necessary for me.

I posted a picture.  A real picture.  Unedited!  It was nerve racking.  I was paranoid of what people were going to say and going to think!

I still get questioned of why I put my bigger body pictures out there for people to see.  The answer was and still is…honesty.  http://nicolemichelles.com/2012/06/01/first-comes-honesty/

I needed to be honest with myself about where I was and for me, knowing how to dress to flatter it, other pictures didn’t show what was really going on.  I knew if I took the picture that I was not imperfection vetoed and posting…it would force me to be honest and stay honest.  I was vulnerable.  Completely vulnerable…  http://nicolemichelles.com/2012/09/24/the-why/

I made a pledge to myself that it would no matter what be my “before” picture.    I had to step out of my comfort zone to find what I had never known.  Looking back…I do not regret it one bit.  I have had an overwhelming showering of love from people as a struggled through the process, had a baby and then had to struggle all over again.  There were so many people that were inspired to take their own journey.

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Day my life changed: 8/3/2012

Weight

  • Highest weigh-in to date: 243.5 lbs on 3/11/2008  (Wore 18/20 & 22/24 for a gown)
  • As of 8/3/12: 208.6 (wearing size 16/18)
  • As of today: 141.2 lbs (wearing size 2-4, XS-S & 26-27 jeans)

Body Fat Percentage

  • As of 8/3/12: 46%
  • Body Fat %: 21.5% (Only re-doing every 15th when I take new measurements)

Goals

  • 134 lbs
  • 20% Body Fat

Progress

  • Upped my nightly routine to 60 crunches, 30 side crunches each side, 40 squats, planking AND LOTS of stretching
  • Loving macros!  I’m actually scurrying to ensure I’m eating more which is awesome!
  • Signed up for Marathon 2!  Shamrock Whale Challenge!!!
  • On my way to the Stroller Warrior “I ran to Afghanistan” and back and back again (LOL!) campaign with 676.85/750 miles!
  • Menu planning tons!  Check my “Fit Foodie” blogs for all that we’ve tried (with an actual picture of what ours looked like!)
  • Fitness Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/566678520087780/
  • Still logging in my MyFitnessPal!  I hit a 595 day streak!

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