Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fat Tuesday! 1 Year Later!

For a long time, I thought I would always be overweight. After 3 children and the up's & down's of my weight, (lowest only getting to 200lbs) I figured this is what I was destined to be forever. Overweight & Hopeless!!! 
I hadn't lost much weight after baby # 3 when I went in for my 8wk check up. I was disappointed in myself for not trying harder. I blamed myself a lot & felt very ugly. But then something clicked. I left my appointment with a new outlook: That I would prove everyone wrong & would lose the weight for good. I started on weight watchers that afternoon. I headed back to the gym, alternating water aerobics & pump classes. It was hard at first but little by little it got easier & I got stronger. The weight came off very quickly at first and although that's great, it also allowed me to cheat quite a bit which through me off my game at times. I then added in Zumba which I very quickly fell in love with & Step at the urge of my friends. It's no secret that I hated Step at first. It made me feel stupid & fat & uncoordinated...it was ridiculous to say the least but eventually I got it & it has become one of my fav classes...it could also be because I love Greg, who teaches it! ;) I also put my journey on facebook. I liked telling my friends & family how well I was doing but eventually people tired of reading about it....so June 1st , I started this blog. I posted the blog on fb & people who wanted to read about it could & those who didn't could just scroll right past. The first week of my blog, it was my birthday (which is in 12 days, eek) ...and it was a good one. And looking back 1 year later my life & outlook seem completely different. There have been times where I wanted to stop, times that I haven't eaten very well & a lot of people out there trying to bring me down.
Through it all I have made some lifetime friends, look forward to my daily dose of classes and most importantly, changed my lifestyle. That's what I've always wanted but never succeeded in. Why? Because I never kept going. I always gave up once I hit a wall or was comfortable. Which is exactly why I've always been fat!

So here I am....1yr later & 77lbs down & I am damn proud of myself!

I have kept going even though there have been bumps along the way. Sure there are times I want that piece of cake or a huge hamburger & milkshake. But what I want more is to be healthy, strong & fit. So I make better choices & when I don't, I spend a while in the gym. I opt for a granola bar or a salad when it used to be candy bar & fast food. Instead of struggling to find something to wear, I get super excited picking out what I will be wearing to the gym.

And through everything, you've been here by my side. Sometimes it's hard to wrap my my head around the fact that there are people out there who actually care about me, who have never even met me. It's Crazy! And I am so Thankful for you!

So here's to you: The one who reads, looking for motivation but never gets up the courage to get going. The person struggling in their own journey and finds comfort in someone going through the same thing. Or the one who has given up & is desperately in need of some ideas. You are the people I put all my feelings out there for...because I've been there. I know what it feels like. And it gets better, you just can't stop. *clink*

Where will I be in another year?

I'm not sure what my future holds...the one thing I do know is:
I will be at goal! 150lbs
It's so close I can taste it! And that taste is what pushes me to go further...

You can do it, you just have to find the strength & the courage to make it happen. Even smaller steps forward are better then the ones that go back.

Keep moving forward.
                                  *and thanks for letting me share my life with you!
255lbs - 197lbs - 177lbs


  1. Thanks for sharing your journey and motivating me on mine!!

  2. Good for you! You inspire me. Thanks for sharing your journey!

  3. Thanks for sharing your journey! I needed to hear this today! <3

  4. Hi, Morgan! I found you on Wendy's blog and just added you to my Getting Healthy group on Bloglovin'. What a wonderful year it's been. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
    Lulu and Daisy

  5. Thanks for sharing YOU with us!

  6. Thanks everyone! I love putting it all out there and love that you enjoy it!

  7. LOVE this post. You look fantastic!!

  8. Congratulation Hun!
    You look amazeballs!!!!!
    Keep up the fantastic work.
    Love Gi

  9. Thank you so much for linking up last week. I featured you today on my blog:


  10. You are so awesome! Thanks so much for posting your story! I just discovered a great Zumba class and am feeling like working out is more possible now (I HATE the gym lol). Thanks for the motivation girl!