Believe in Your Own Unbelievable

Have you ever accomplished a goal or done something you didn’t think you could then thought that is unbelievable? Mannnnn, I just worked out 5 times in one week! I have NEVER done that. I went to a Monday 5:30 personal training and 7:15 Mixxed Fit class…on the same day people…AND after working 9 hours! I went to a newly offered Mixxed Fit class on Tuesday at 7:45, back to personal training with Mindful Bodies on Wednesday at 5:30, and a Thursday class at 6:30 where a friend was substituting for a Zumba instructor. I just thought about something. My Monday routine of two classes was a challenge from a few months ago. I first wrote about it in the blog titled “What You Talkin Bout Willis?” At the time, I couldn’t believe I worked out twice in one day. It seemed so hard and far-fetched to do that and keep it up for a month. Then again, 9 months ago, it seemed far-fetched to join the 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body group and set a goal to lose 1 pound each week and 50 pounds by the end of the year. After the challenge was complete to work out twice on Mondays for a month, I continued the two classes to push myself and I enjoyed both fitness experiences. Personal training with Mindful Bodies gives me cardio and strength training. The other day, I picked up two 20 pound weights and thought about how heavy they were. When I first started in January, I thought, goodness, these 7 pound weights are heavy. And today, lifting two 20 pound weights makes me feel strong and in control. As I was huffing and puffing after some reps, I thought, whew THAT is 40 pounds and immediately it dawned on me that I just lifted what I lost! I lifted what I lost! 40 pounds! I felt so weighed down and winded, hmm, strangely exactly like I did when I was 40 pounds heavier. My current goal is to consistently stay under 300 pounds. At 297.4, I am down a total of 42.6 pounds in 9 months. This is my unbelievable. I have worked hard, I have strived to follow the concepts and skills I learned and it is paying off. Sure, it has not been easy but that is the beauty in working hard for the pay off. What is that thing that is unbelievable for you? Go after it. Catch it. Run it down. Overcome it. Endure it. Release it. Renew it. And most of all, when you do it, BELIEVE it! Feel free to follow my progress and comment on what you have done that was unbelievable.

Written by PurplePearls

About PurplePearls

PurplePearls started writing a transformation blog to chronicle her weight loss journey which began when she joined the Mindful Bodies 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. She shares her hopes, fears and experiences as she journeys to lose 160 pounds.
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2 Responses to Believe in Your Own Unbelievable

  1. Kendra says:

    Great job with your progress Purple Pearls! Today is the first day I have meal planned
    in a long time!!! My goal is to successfully plan my meals for the next 4 days. I am determined to see the results I want and to make this a lifestyle change. I have not given up and I WON’T. Thanks for the motivation!!

    • PurplePearls says:

      Thank you Kendra! Meal planning isn’t my strong suit either but I will take that challenge with you and work on getting better in that area. “I have not given up and I WON’T”! I love that.

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