September 1st marked ONE YEAR since I started towards my goal of a healthier me. I wanted to lose 100lbs.
As of September 1st, 2017, I’m down 123lbs and in the best shape I’ve ever been in. I’m also the happiest I’ve ever been. So much has happened in one year. Not only health wise but also life in general. I’m now divorced (no worries it’s a good thing), moved to a new city with my daughter, quit a part time job that was taking me away from time with the ones I love, and I’m dating a man that makes me (and the kiddo) happy. He is my gym buddy, best friends, and a dang good role model for Allison. He encourages me, keeps me motivate, and loves me for me. Not sure how I got so lucky.
This past year has had a lot of ups and a few downs, but it was totally worth it. The only regret I have is not doing it sooner. So many years I sat back and let other people and things control my life. Feels good to finally take control, confront my issues, and get my life where I want it to be. There are a few more goals I have in mind, but for now I’m happy with how far I’ve come. The next year is looking even better.
Who knows, maybe some day I’ll have the courage to ride a horse like my SIX YEAR OLD. No Shame, scares me! This is Buttercup, my daughters new pony.