Freedom is MINE and I KNOW how I FEEEL.. it's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new LIFE for ME and I'm feeling GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!
**That wouldn't be the first time I started out a blog with lyrics from that song! I have to get on my JH soap box for a minute. I LOVE that woman.. you don't even know. I love her as a person, as a weight loss icon, as an artist, as a mother, just all around LOVE her. I am determined to meet her!! She is coming to Camden in July and I want to buy a meet and greet package sooo bad. It's pretty expensive though so unless I get lucky on one of these trips to the casino, then I won't be going! I work hard for the money! **
Anyway, hope everyone is doing wonderful!! I know I am! I just feel so absolutely ALIVE. I wake up in the morning full of life, energy, and pure happiness! I know none of this would be possible without the blessings from my God and I thank him a million times over. I also know a lot of it has to do with the fact that I blessed with an awesome family and home. But I ALSO know that it's because I have made such a huge change to my life by eating better and exercising! I get so much satisfaction out of cooking a healthy meal and being full off of one plate. The "satisfaction" that I used to get when I would eat a double cheeseburger, fries, and a large soda DOESN'T COMPARE!
To know that I am making conscious choices to better my health, my future, and my daughter's future gives me a natural high like no other feeling I have felt in my life!!!
I took a picture of myself after my Turbo Fire workout today (which was SO stinking FUN!!).. I was sweating so bad and so proud of it, I had to document it! Here it is:
I absolutely LOVE Turbo Fire..I love all the ones that I've done so far but today was exceptionally fun. The music gets me so pumped up.. "Boom I got your boyfriend, I got your man" [not that I believe in that song lol but it's a fun song to dance to!] I tried to find a video of Fire 45 to post and this is all I could come up with:
That video doesn't do the energy of the workout justice though! They need a new word for the kind of sweat you break doing TF!
In other news:
Do you ever stop to notice the little changes that have occurred during your weight loss transformation? I have noticed muscles that I never knew I had before! Of course they are still covered in a layer of fat but I'm working on that!
I have noticed little things like when I stretch, the strength in my legs!
Even things like how much easier it is to hold my daughter since I have gained strength in my arms.. not that she is heavy but it is just like holding a glass of water because I have that much more muscle!
Or how about how easy it is to sit up from a lying position? No arms needed to lift my body weight.. and I do these things without even thinking about it then after the action is done, I realize how my body has changed.
Getting out of the car, crawling around on the floor with my daughter, sitting in booths at restaurants, etc..<---all things that are easier since I have lost weight.
I know I'm not the only one and I won't put it all out there because my mom and my boyfriend read my blog but I know I'm not the only one who has noticed a difference in the bedroom!
It's amazing what weight loss can do for a person both inside and out! I feel like a whole new person that was just living inside the OLD ME waiting to burst out and enjoy life!! People say "You lose weight and gain life".. there is not a statement more true! I am more alive than I have ever been in my 23 years here on this earth and that's something that NO ONE can take from me!
Hard work & dedication. Let's do it!!