|Me on my 30th!|
BUT to make today better than usual, I'm going to post about something that I have been working on for a while. Back in January, I was nine months pregnant and realizing that I was turning the big 3-0 this year. After having put so much pressure on 30 (imagining it to be the best year of my life) I realized that in order for it to be the best year, I was going to have to make it the best year. I thought long and hard about what would make 30 great for me. What I decided was that I wanted to have my pre-baby body back. I set a goal to lose all the Claire weight, plus 30 pounds by my 30th Birthday.
I had reached that goal by the end of April - so I decided to take it one step further. I wanted to be the weight that I was when I graduated high school. A few weeks ago I hit that goal - and through a lot of hard work and discipline, I have managed to lose almost 50 pounds.
I normally wouldn't talk about it, because I don't think weight loss is something that makes anyone a better person - or even is necessary for happiness, but it was a goal that I set, and accomplished. For that alone, I will celebrate.
I'd still like to do a bit more - so we'll see how that goes. But for now, I'm proud of myself AND my husband who took on the last little bit with me. He started the Insanity Program with me, and looks AMAZING! He didn't have much to lose, but he's finding muscles he didn't know he had and is feeling so much better.
I have seen a lot of joy in the past decade - including forming my own little family, and I can only imagine what great things the next decade has to offer. So, here's to you, thirties. I'm looking forward to this next step in life.