You see, there's a lot going on in my life. My house is for sale, I'm trying to find a new house to buy, my social calendar is ridiculous and I'm trying to plan (and save money for) a wedding.
I'm also trying to lose 20 lbs before I even think about trying on a wedding dress....
My whole life my weight has been an issue for me. I laugh when my trainer at Fitness Edge Cleveland tells me to think about a time when I was thin in order to visualize "getting my body back" and I'm like.... ummmm..... hmmmm..... yeah, never.
I've been working out a lot the past year and a half and while I'm definitely stronger (and thinner to an extent) I know that my eating (and drinking) is sabotaging any real weight loss.
I'm working on that.
But you see something happened at the BMV last week that quickly put it all in perspective, because even though I look in the mirror and stare at everything that needs improvement, I now realize how far I've come.
Left: my 29th birthday driver's license renewal photo. Right: my 33rd birthday driver's license renewal photo.
|Like a fine wine?|
I know it's just a silly driver's license picture, but when I consider how my face looked in 2009 verse 2013 I realize that while I still may have a long way to go fitness wise, I AM making improvements.
This is a good thing.
(Blogger note: Here's my 29th birthday weekend recap post that includes my bloated face and LOTS of blast from the past friend photos.)
Now, let's just hope that four years from now when it's time to renew my license again my 37th birthday license photo is even better!
Happy Monday, kids.