Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 16 - My First Progress Picture

I have to say that today was a great day!  I got to sleep in a little bit and relax with my husband a little while my brother-in-law took care of Michael.  That was a nice way to wake up.  Then, Steve took my new picture and did some photoshop work so I could see it side by side with the starting picture.  It’s not a huge change, but there is definitely a difference.  Yeah!  I love the fact that my face is starting to look thinner.

As far as exercise goes, it was a great day, too.  I did a 4 mile video, 30 minutes on the elliptical, and a yoga dvd.  Even though everything was spread out over the day, I was still pretty exhausted by the time I finished the last dvd.  At the end of yoga, you are lying on the floor in ‘complete relaxation’.  I couldn’t get up.  I just laid there for a few minutes until my body decided to work again.  But, once I got up and got moving again, I did feel better.  I do think there is a bunch of magnesium spray in my immediate future though.
One thing I have been thinking about is ‘why now’?  The pessimist in me says that I have been overweight my entire life, and what makes me think I can change at this point.  And, I’m 42 years old.  Why bother?  But, then the optimist chimes in and says that I can do anything I put my mind to.  And, I’m barely halfway through life.  Why not be as healthy and thin as possible?  Wouldn’t it be great to turn 45 in the best shape of my life?  To be able to go places and do things that I’ve never considered doing?  That is the voice I want to listen to.


  1. What a fantastic difference Renee! You are losing major inches girl! Don't just look at the weight, it's the all over body change that counts. Remember that as you continue to work out and build that muscle, muscle tones but also weights more. I am so proud of you my friend! You are an inspiration!

  2. Thanks! I can't believe we'll be taking the 6 week progress picture tomorrow. I am so excited!!!!