Thursday, February 18, 2010

2/18/10 support feels weird

so, yesterday i posted my first blog and shared it with what i thought was one person, turned out to be many people. the support and feedback i received was over whelming! i dont know, is the reason you do a blog is to share it with others? i guess so, just wasnt expecting so much love. thanks everyone!

i began this leg( i must have a million legs) of my journey in august of last year. our church started a biggest loser-ish type challenge so i signed up. powerhouse gym(shout out to lindsay, wayne and heather) was offering a special rate for anyone who participated. i was apprehensive of joining because i didnt want to be the only fat chick in a sea of ken and barbie look a likes. i have never been a member of gym(except for a brief time in the late 90' a minute) so everything i thought about joining a gym was preconceived. this challenge was promoting more than weight lose,but healthy living-body, soul and spirit. i started out on my first week, didnt go to the gym once! BUT i did change my eating habits and walk in the evenings. guess what? i lost 7lbs. that week! i figured adding a few workouts at the gym and i could really do this!

well, its been 6 months and im still going to the gym and still mindful of what i eat. i see other people who look like me, not as many ken and barbie's as i thought. dont get it twisted, i have not been on point everyday....i struggle! i have learned that moderation is the key for me. i refuse to live the rest of my life without cookies! i just cant eat 10 cookies, only 3 or 4 or 5 or... hey, i said i'm still struggling...LOL. the purpose of this blog is not to inspire or motivate, if it does, thats great! the purpose of this blog is to keep me accountable. if you are reading this, check on a sistah from time to time. knowing that you care about me will help keep me going.

all of me,



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  2. Girl, I admire you for putting yourself out there. I know we should be accountable in all things but I so don't enjoy it! Struggles will be a given but patience & perseverance will get us through. Slow and steady wins the race. haha Let me see, can I think of anymore corny metaphors?? So, when this song starts ringing in your head "I always feel like somebody's watching me..." you'll know someone is reading your blog! :)

  3. I belong to ACAC because I work there part-time and I used to have the same pre-conception about working out around men and other women who have washboards for stomachs. I realize now that I am not there to impress anyone but myself and once that mindset was in place, going to the gym was just as much a social outlet then anything, but I had to stay in the zone and GO! Char, I am so proud of you for deciding what your goal is and no matter what DO IT! I know you can do it!