Operation Skinny Jeans: Weigh in Wednesday 4-10

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday 4-10

It's week two of No Weigh April! So far I am loving it! I haven't even gone through withdrawals :)

I have another non scale victory for you today! On Thanksgiving last year, my husband and I went on a walk with my in laws. Their neighborhood has a 2.8 mile loop around it, and last year we walked about half of it. It has a few really steep, hard hills along it. It was so freaking hard. I was out of breath and I was at least 30 feet behind them at all times. On the way back, we came across a hill I didn't remember coming and I almost started crying. I didn't give up, but it was freaking hard. 

I was really proud when I finished. So this last weekend, my in laws invited us over to do the whole loop. I was really nervous! I even contemplated not going. But when we got there, I decided to give it a go. I kept up with my husband and in laws, but when the first big hill came, I knew it would be the real test. But I kept up! I was even in the front of the pack! At the top of that hill, I felt like I was on top of the world! For the rest of the walk I not only kept up, I was able to talk, which would not have happened on Thanksgiving. Then we hit that last hill that almost made me cry. I took a deep breath and jogged up it! I felt so empowered that I almost cried lol. 

People keep telling me that I won't be happy unless I "love my body" (because apparently being healthier means I don't...) I love my body more and more every day, not because it's getting smaller, but because of how STRONG it is, I am! I had no idea what amazing things we (my body and I) are capable of. This journey has been more of a love story with myself than anything else.

Anyhoo, I am linking up with Alex and Erin for Weigh in Wednesday, and KTJ Weighing in for Non Scale Victories tomorrow. 

Also- be sure to check out my awesome NatureBox giveaway from yesterday! 

When did you realize you really loved your body? 

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4 comments :

  1. I'm in the process of learning to "love my body". I am telling myself every day something new I love about myself. It's hard and I have repeated my self the last 6 days but that's okay. Patience...

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  2. I learn to love my body by making sure that I tell myself every day! When i get up to walk 3 miles and even though its just a walk, I think wow you are doing better then those people who are not doing anything, you are on the road to getting healthy. I think most of it is just good self talk.

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  3. yea learning to love yourself is SO important!
    it is hard sometime but once you finally learn to love every aspect about yourself it makes you so much happier and more appreciative of everything in your life

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  4. I love this post because it is SO true. The best thing about losing weight is the strength you gain. At school we have these stairs & I have always been SO winded going up them. But once I lost 17 lbs it was like "Whoa, I can actually jog up these babies". It's those things that make such a difference. They're almost better than seeing your jeans get loose! Great post!

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