Monday, January 2, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to my progress pic update...

I've been pretty down about 2011 and how I frittered away my weight loss until it ended up being nearly nothing (2011, I mean.  I'm still maintaining what I lost in 2010).  Looking around my workout room, my eyes immediately rest on the board where I have all of my progress pics since January 2010.   So, what do I do?  I turn that board around, hand the camera to hubby and say "Please take new pics for me.  I'm starting fresh!"

and when I pull these new pics into photoshop and start lining them up, I discover a funny thing.  They don't look terribly different from the ones that were taken in June...when I was at 52lbs lost.   Right now, sitting back up at only 35ls lost - I can't help but be smacked across the face by this.   Actually, I've kind of been bitchslapped up the face by it.

Sure, there are places that are a bit flobblier than they were in June.  I haven't been a very good girl throughout The Great Marathon Adventure of 2011 - and it shows.  But I'm not as far gone as I keep thinking I am.  As I keep seeing myself as being.

June 2011:

And now:


And exactly two years ago:

Guess it's good for me to get this perspective happening this early in the year.   I feel better already. Now to keep the momentum going!

and some more "pinspiration" for y'all:


And, yes...I realize I haven't done my recap of the Resolution Run 5k yet.  It's coming.  I've just been uber busy so far this year....

3 comments:

  1. Truly fabulous progress! Great job on all your hard work and dedication!

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  2. I am terrible at taking progress photo's. In fact I keep meaning to take one for the start of the new year and it just hasn't happened yet.

    Great job, new year, new goals, new finish line. :)

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  3. Christy - thanks. I'm hoping to be on the road to abs like yours by the end of the year..or maybe the end of my 30s :P Gotta be realistic...

    Jen - you should totally do it. It's amazing to compare them later! Pictures show your progress and alleviate your concerns much faster than living inside of a changing body and being depressed about seemingly no progress.

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