Friday, July 24, 2009

Fit Friday

I read an article by Oprah some time this year about her struggles with weight loss. Something she said really hit me. She talked about how when she had lost her weight she felt like she had all the answers to living a healthy life and that everyone in her life should listen to her on the subject. She said she even got kind of a pompous attitude about it.

I do have to admit that when I lost weight (30 pounds) I had similar thoughts. I thought that people should definitely listen to me because I had found something that really worked...for me.

That's the whole thing...I found something that worked for me. Here's the thing too, before I got on this last program I had tried different programs before that were just as good as this one. Why did this one work and the others didn't?

I think it's because I was ready. I just realized after writing that last sentence that Bob Harper asks, "Are you ready?" at the end of the You Tube video I posted on my blog awhile back. I guess I was Bob.

But seriously, I was ready and I did it based on information I sought out...not information that was given to me by people giving me unsolicited advice about what worked for them. So I don't want to be a giver of unsolicited advice...

Time for some unsolicited advice: Love your body and how you look right now. (Based on advice from Bob Harper...I love him).

Now for some giggles I give you two pictures that were taken last summer soon after I had met my goals.

Flash on...



Flash off...



You have permission to laugh at me. Go ahead, I took pictures while I was flexing...laughter is warranted.

Have a great weekend Everybody!


7 comments:

Katie said...

jeeze! You are ripped!

Dreams2009 said...

Hot Arms!!! I think I will go do some push ups right now :)

off switch said...

man, look at those arms!!! good for you for finding something that worked, for you! :)

Annie said...

welcome to the gun show ;)
you make me want to hit up the gym!
no laughs from me! you should be bragging ;)

Anonymous said...

Too cute.
mom

Natalie said...

It looks like flames are coming out of your back. Your hard work paid off!

The GVZ's said...

I will make fun of you for the rest of your life for taking pictures of yourself flexing (but I will also be very, very jealous :)