Mamavation Monday: Starting To Love What I See

This week wasn’t my best & was pretty emotional. I didn’t run as many days this week as I would have liked to and needed to. Thankfully though I was able to do everyday of the #2WeekChallenge with @MrBookieboo. I have enjoyed doing the workouts with Adam. It’s become a little bit of a competition. :)

Here is a bit of a recap of my week & my scale picture for this week …

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I don’t know about you but until I started dropping serious pounds I hated what I saw in the mirror. I lost my mojo & confidence in myself. This morning I was making up my #2WeekChallenge workout and before I jumped in the shower I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror in my workout clothes. Those clothes being a sports bra & yoga pants. My first reaction to what I saw in the mirror was the biggest sense of confidence I have had in a long time. Even working out at home I would not have worn this type of outfit before. I would of worn baggy pants & t-shirt. I in no mean am at my goal weight and I am not “bikini ready” yet. I have some more work to do and I am ok with that. What I did need though is a reminder of how far I have come.

I have lost 40 inches & counting. The picture on the left was taken in September 2011, during my first application to be a MM. The girl on the right didn’t let anything stop her or get in her way. I have proven to myself that I could do it, and the only thing that was holding me back was me. My dreams and goals are no longer on hold, and there is no stopping me now.

Health wise my biggest issue is the extra skin I have from loosing all of this weight. I haven’t had a seizure in 125 days. I am able to run longer and longer without having to use my inhaler. Hopefully I can keep it that way as my allergies get worse. That will be a huge win!! My headaches from my pseudo tumor are decreasing. My running times are getting better with each run. My lap times are improving every week. I am planning on running my first half marathon this fall with Adam and am running close to 20 other races this year.

This summer I am spending a month at home with the parents. I am beyond excited to go hiking, to run the dunes & run on the most beautiful trails. My goal is to also run a couple of races while I am home. This year started out with a goal of 13 races and I was intimidated. I  may end this year with close to 30 under my belt!

Hope you had a fabulous week!

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21 thoughts on “Mamavation Monday: Starting To Love What I See

    • Aw, thank you so much Sara! I am really looking forward to doing a half. Mostly because it’s a dream I have always had but never thought that I would be able to do. I also am excited to hopefully do a race with my family too!

  1. I am so proud of how far you have come in the years I’ve known you… You will reach your goals and blow them out of the water… You got this girlie love you

  2. I say it all the time, but you’re one of my biggest inspirations…and you will be one of the people I have in mind post-baby when I’m working on my weightloss. Thank you so much for being YOU!

  3. There is so much awesome in this post, I don’t even know WHERE to start! You are amazing Rachel! I know this has been an emotional week, but it is also a testament to your strength and character. You’re awesome. Did I say that yet today? Congratulations on being seizure-free for 125 days, that is fantastic. I love that you will have so many races under your belt! I was totally intimidated by the 13 number and I’m amazed that even though I didn’t sign up for it, I will totally have them done. YOU are totally my inspiration! LOVE YOU!

    • Thanks Jeanae! Love you boo!
      The last time I had defined abs was before I got preggers w. K so I am more then ready to have my defined stomach back!!

  4. You look just amazing! I know I commmented about that on twitter (and I haha funny about how good your boobs looked). I know we all go through this love hate thing with our body but you are a real inspiration as someone who just applied to be a mom and was nervous to do so because it was out of my comfort zone, you make me realize that this is exactly what I should be doing. That it can be done! Thanks for the progress pics and inspiration to keep at it

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