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been sick.

This past week I have been sick. Even missing work, which I hardly EVER do!! Today is the first day back at the gym. OMG I so needed that. I feel SOOOO much better after sweating like a pig!! I never, in a million years, did I think I would say that but here I am. I guess I am really on board with this whole life change. It may be small changes but hell, I have stuck with going to a gym since Dec. I am proud of myself for doing it. I may not have the results that I was hoping for (I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week) but I am doing pretty darn good. I started out 2 years ago at my heaviest at 325. I have had a baby since then and over the last year I went back and forth with what I was doing with my health. After I got married, I decided I was going to really give it a try again. I honestly didn’t think I would make it past 1 month. 4 months later and I am down to 285. So over the last couple years, I have officially lost 40 pounds. My goal is 200. I am hoping I can do this because I want to be around for as long as I can. I want to see everything my kids do!! I want to be able to play with my kids as they grow up. I don’t want to be on hundreds of pills just to get through the day. I am almost 35 and so far I don’t have to take pills. I am really proud of that but I know that can change any day. I give myself over to that higher power to help me on my journey and I pray that I have the strength inside of myself to complete this goal.

I really didn’t think this would end up a blog post. This whole thing started as a post on facebook but I decided at the end to put it here instead. Thank you to all of you who are here to support me. There are a few people who comment on facebook that I never expected to and it makes me feel good that after all these years, they still care enough just to say good job. It feels good to know that it isn’t just me or my mom but others cheering me on too. So THANK YOU to all of you who are out there cheering me on and supporting me. It really does make a huge difference!!

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The new me / day one

A little background.

My name is Crystal and I am 34 years old. I have 3 children and 2 step-children. Their ages range from 9 months to 17 years. Over the past 10 years I have gained weight, a lot of weight. When I met Dan (my husband) I was 220 lbs and happy with myself for the most part. Currently I weigh 303 lbs. I have known that I need to lose to be healthy but it was never a priority for me. My family always was first. One day while working a side job painting, I saw myself. I always wore these grey yoga pants because they were comfy. I wore them when I was 325 and didn’t think twice. I was shutting the door at the house and saw a full length mirror, which I haven’t looked in in years, and saw how bad I looked. I went home that day and changed my clothes. I can’t believe no one said anything about how I looked in those!! I never would have wore them if I had realized that!! That was the day I said things were going to change. I went and got a gym membership. I walk to work. I wrestle with my kids on the floor more. My goal is to lose 100 lbs over the next year. I am also going to be trying new things as I go. I want to feel more like a woman!! I want to wear makeup and do my nails and actually get my hair cut!! I want to wear clothes that women wear, not just over sized men’s shirts. I want to feel like a new me!!

Day one.

Today I went to the gym for the first time in years. I am doing the program couch-2-5K. I did day 1 of week 1 and actually made it through. For someone my size, that is pretty damn good that I actually completed it. Day one is 5 min warmup walk, then 60 sec running and 90 sec walking for 20 minutes and then a 5 min cool down. I am really excited to get to day two. I will do this program 3 days a week for the next 8 weeks and hopefully by the 8 weeks mark, I will be able to run a 5k.

I hope that I will have others that will follow me and help me keep on track. Please drop a line and let me know what you think.