Monday, January 24, 2011

My Weight Loss Pictures

For those of you that read my story about my weight loss journey, you know that I have lost 70 pounds in about four years. If you haven't read the story, you can read it here.

Tonight I headed to the gym to teach my second kids Dancercize class. I only had two kids (4 others had the stomach bug) but the two little girls were so cute and they had so much fun. We did little songs like The Hokey Pokey, The Limbo, Bunny Hop, and played with the hula hoops.

Then my daughter and I went out for dinner and headed back to the gym so that I could teach my evening cycle class. Some of you also know that I am a cycle instructor now.

Four years ago, if you would have asked me to take a cycle class, I would have laughed in your face. Well, tonight I had an instructor ask me to take over her Tuesday and Thursday evening cycle classes, and I agreed.

I will now be teaching four classes a week at the gym, and still have the chance to sub when needed. This is a huge accomplishment in my life and hope to inspire others. In fact, I think I need to take a few of my before and after photos up to the gym to show my classes, so they know that they can get to where they want to be if they just work hard, eat right, and exercise regularly.

With all that being said, I decided to get brave. I wanted to show you a before and after photo. This is hard for me, but that was me, just not anymore. I am glad that I have shed the weight, because I feel better than ever. I enjoy that I can run around in the yard now and kick a ball around with my daughter without being short of breath. I like that when I ask her if she is ready to go to the gym, she gets excited. I hope that I can teach her the importance of exercise at an early age, as well as my little ones in my new Dancercize class.

If you are interested in starting your journey to a healthier lifestyle, please let me know! I would love to hear from you. Here are a few of my tips on living a healthier lifestyle. You can do this!

Before in 2007... Yes, my hair was short!

After in 2010...

That's the first one I could quickly dig up. Maybe in the future I will post more. But for now, thats all you get ;) It took a lot of guts to share that with you!


  1. WOW, you look amazing! BIG CONGRATS to you! Awesome! So pretty!

    Looking good!

  2. thats awesome! i have done the same in about 2 years and it makes me feel so empowered to realize that we CAN do it!

  3. so proud of you and congrats in adding the new classes.

  4. You look amazing and I'm so proud of you! Good for you for sharing the pics, you are an inspiration!

  5. You look amazing! This is so inspiring!

  6. Congratulations! You look great either way - very beautiful! I am getting ready to step on that journey myself...what a long road ahead. Your story is an inspiration! =)

  7. You were still very pretty when you had more weight on. You do look like two different people. You still have the same pretty eyes, no matter what weight. You should be proud of all the work you did to shed the pounds.

  8. WOW!!!! You look like a totally different person. Congratulations!

  9. thanks for sharing your success look great! (you looked very pretty before but very pretty and even healthier after)


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