Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Before

Moved yesterday? Yep. Same two mile brisk walk, just a bit more brisk!

Moved today? Yep. Despite working all day and having a class until 10pm. I boarded my elliptical.

Down to business...

I know that it is important to post my before shots. Gaining the sense of bravery that comes with making a personal challenge public has required me to muster a new sense of confidence. This has definitely been tested. I am feeling scared and shaken and timid about posting my before shots for a few different reasons. 1) Um...it's unflattering and exposing 2) it's tough to face that after years of working on myself, I still have a ways to go 3) there will inevitably be people who scoff and think my battle and goals aren't that big a deal since I am not obsese.

But, to Unconfident BB30 I must choose to say, "You're not welcome here! Look not at how far you have to go, but what a big deal it is that you are seeing something you don't like and are making efforts to fix it!"

So we go:


So I bid you farewell doughy belly and saddle bags!
Waist (at belly button): 33.5 inches
Hips: 39 inches
Arm: 11.75 inches around
Thigh: 23 inches around
Whew! I made it through the scary post!

So here she hangs in my closet waiting for me!


  1. Good for you for being so dadgom brave! I would never in a million years have the balls to do that -- and screw what naysayers think.

    I'm so proud!! :)

  2. WOW! Well, I think you look incredible,BUT I think it is sooo brave for you to come out like this and put your self out there. You're an inspiration. I can only imagine how awesome you will look in a year. GOOD LUCK-not that you need it.

  3. That suit is adorable! It is good to know what you are working from - so what are you working towards? Just a general feeling of self confidence? A 19 inch waist? (I'm going to tell you now that if Scarlett couldn't do it, none of us can.)

  4. @ Ellie-the goal is to become truly fit and feel personally confident with my physique(aka firm up, tone up, strengthen up and lose my doughy belly).

  5. Girl, I think you look pretty hawt. I can't wait to see you in a year, you'll be like Heidi Klum (ohhhh, heidi). I'm so impressed at your gumption. Thanks for keeping me inspired!

  6. Girl I give you props! I just stumbled upon your blog and you are such an inspiration to me! I am not overweight either, but I am by no means healthy or fit and I want to be around and kicking into my 90's!

    I also took pictures of myself in a bikini in January hoping that it would be motivation for me... they are hiding somewhere on my computer... I think I will finally print them out and place them on my fridge, pantry, and TV that way when I see them I will be motivated to make the right food choices and to get up and move!!

    Keep it up I can't wait to see your afters but cherish the journey because I have a feeling you will learn a lot about yourself and your hidden strengths!

  7. @Christine: Thank you so much for your kind words!! I feel so supported by the lovely ladies of the blogisphere! I really appreciate the wonderful boost of motivation you've given me today!!