Sunday, June 12, 2011

This is it

Tomorrow is the big day! I will officially start my journey to lose half my weight in one year. Think I came up with this idea all on my own? Think again. This happens to be the great thinking of my personal trainer.

I started working out with Brent about 2 years ago. I went to the class twice a week, and that is pretty much it. Never followed the eating plan, never did additional exercise. Needless to say, I did not get any significant results. Here I am, a few years later, 50 lbs heavier. Brent continued to invite me to join the classes again. He asked me, asked my friends, asked my mom, anyone he could get to listen, he would ask them to get me back into the fitness game. He sees the real me, he sees whats going on. I'm a walking, talking, heart attack waiting to happen. At 30 years old, I am 5'5 and 365 lbs. Its now or never. Its time to change my life, or die.
On one of Brent's latest attempts to get me to join again, he had a friend of mine ask me again if I would come back. I told her to tell him I will come if I can come for free. He was NOT supposed to say yes. What kind of personal trainer does it for free! This one does, this one really cares. The deal was I could come for free as long as I came every single day, did not gain weight,  and followed what he said. I've been doing that for a month now. And now comes the master plan.

Brent is rather confident that I can get down to 185 within a years time. His excitement makes me believe I can do it too. This is not going to be fun, that's for sure. But I have to get it done. His first goal for me is to lose 85 lbs over the next 16 weeks. If I don't make it, party over, his services will no longer be free.
I plan to post here daily, about how my day went, what I did, what I ate perhaps.

I'm about to exit my comfort zone, and let life take over.


  1. You're right, this is it! You are giving off so much FIERCE lately it's become contagious. I'm so proud of you for letting those walls come down and really giving this your all.

  2. I'm so excited for you!! This is going to be great and when you are done you can help others!!