Monday, March 18, 2013

motivation, appreciation and determination...

I know I post very randomly and not routinely.
I feel like I abandon my blog all the time, not intentionally though.
Most of my posts are giveaways, reviews or just all over the place with pics.
 
This post falls into an "all over the place" post....
 
When it comes to my journey to get in shape, lose weight and tone up I've noticed I receive so much support and motivation from my blog/instagram friends.
I love that so many of us have so much in common and we all support each other!
Btw, if you want to find me on there I'm Annie0720.
I post a lot of pics of my Culley, my journey to get in shape and food.
I posted this pic yesterday and received so many words of encouragement.
I also received many comments from other gals saying thanks for the motivation!
starting to see a tiny bit of ab definition....
 
I recently started working out at gym with my sister, she works at a gym so it's FREE! :)
We only get to go together twice a week but it's better than nothing and I love spending time with my sissypants!  She sometimes struggles with keeping up on her routine and she told me that having me with her helps her out.
I love hearing that and only wish we could workout every day together!
 
I also love getting emails from girls saying I've motivated them to sign up for private instructors or that they are running their first marathon!  Some messages are from complete strangers and some from girls I know in real life.  I am going to continue posting pictures of myself because not only do my pics motivate others they motivate me.
I'm not working out for anyone but myself, I want to be as healthy as I can for myself and my family.
I have much more energy these days and I feel overall totally better about myself.

 
It's easy to get caught up in everything and think that I'm seeing no results when I actually am. 
Pictures are proof of progress.
 
As of today, I'm down 15 pounds...
I know that's hard to read, it says 115.7
I started at 131, once I'm down to a flat 115 I'll consider that 16 pounds.
Also, I'm 5'3" so you have an idea of size.
I've lost weight but gained a lot of muscle, my clothes fit pretty much the same. 
I can't even remember what I looked like at 131 and I don't really want to.
 
This weight loss comes from motivation from others, appreciation for myself and determination.
I believe in others so I will continue to help out wherever I can.
 
Also, don't think this has been an easy road for me.
Every week seems to bring on new struggles, I choose to keep on chugging along.
Family, friends, motivational quotes, my polar heart rate monitor and my favorite workout app "workout trainer" help.
OH and my new favorite snack is up there, fresh veggies with plain fat free yogurt and ranch dip mixed in. YUMMY!

Even though last week was a hard week I love that I can start fresh and not have to dwell on the past, that would get me nowhere.
sometimes it's easier said than done...

I know making realistic goals helps keep me grounded.
Don't forgot to make goals for yourself and to believe in yourself!!

I'm off to shovel, of course its half way through March and MN has a huge blizzard.
We are so ready for Spring!!!
 

Annie

27 comments:

Sara S said...

Great post! I feel like my post are few & far between too, life happens though! Great job on working out! I know you're one of my motivations to work out once this baby is here!

Katie said...

Looking good little mama!! :)

Life With Lauren said...

Way to go! You look amazing!

undomestic mama said...

130 is not big at all, but I can't believe that's what you weighed - you've always looked so tiny! Good job mama, I need to get more disciplined again. My eating has gotten not as clean.

Mommy Mandy said...

You look fabulous momma!! You've been working SO hard at this...so happy you're seeing such amazing results!

capperson said...

You look amazing! Where did you get the pink workout tank from? It's super cute! And ugh, I hate the workout ball! I fell off last time I used it at the gym on the hard wood floor and felt like I had cracked something in my knee for a week..lol

Expat Girl said...

You look amazing and you are definitely an inspiration! I have started working out and fallen off the bandwagon so many times so seeing you achieve it just pushes me harder. I don't think I have been 115 since I was 17 haha

Mateya said...

Good for you! I'm going to have to try the ranch dip mixed with greek yogurt...great idea!

J and A said...

WOW! You rock mama. You are looking great and feeling great is #1 so you got it! Congrats!

Lindsey said...

Ok- I am most certainly commenting on this post even though I read them all because you truly are an inspiration to others and you look freaking awesome!!! And you should post pics because you are so right that when you see it- it motivates you more!! So proud of you my sweet friend!! You rock! And for the record a total MILF ;) xoxox

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

I love your determination! I am looking forward to getting my body back! :)

Tickled Pink Mandy said...

Girl, you are amazing!!

Kate from MrsMonologues.com said...

You are rocking it today. I am WAY heavier than I want to be. You are totally inspiring me on MFP and instagram. Keep it up!

Amber said...

You have done awesome Annie! I'm so proud of you! oxo

KaH said...

you look awesome. congrats!

Mrs.305 said...

You rock!! Seeing your instagram pictures of you working out really did kick my ass into gear. I joined a gym a few weeks ago and love it! I cant wait to go everyday im off work. Im at 130 now but I am 5'5" I still want to tone and lose some baby weight.

You look great!!

ajs {of MN} said...

good job annie, i just cant believe how in the world you could ever be 131lbs!! :D

Sarah said...

Soooo amazing.. keep up the good work!!!! You rock!!!

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