In my family, I'm the youngest of four, but I've always been known as the "big sister" - but because of size. After a trip to the cardiologist, I was put on blood pressure medicine. My BMI put me in the "extremely obese" range, and I told that I was at risk for stroke. WAKE UP CALL! Made a decision that I needed to turn over a new leaf this year! I'm turning 49 at the end of the year, and I want to get off of my blood pressure medicine and start living a healthier life. "Fit and fabulous at 49" became my mantra.
Small changes have led to bigger changes. Since February, I've lost 25 pounds and 9 1/2 inches. My clothes are fitting better, my overall health has improved, and people are noticing! I now face my work day with more energy and a positive attitude thanks to Bryan. I think about the food I eat and make better food choices. I still do enjoy my weekends, but get right back to it on Monday morning.
I attend the 5:30 a.m. class in St. Pete. Retraining myself to get up at 4:45 a.m. to make it has (admittedly) been a challenge. Our class has all ages and sizes, male and female. Some are "true" athletes, while others like me, are just trying to be more healthy. I can't always do every exercise, but have learned how to modify it so I can receive the maximum benefit for my ability. I'm the slowest at sprinting. And, you know what?? It's O.K.!
I can only look forward to the next 6 months of this transformational journey! For the first time in my life, it's about "me"!