For the past few years, I've been wanting to join a gym. I never did it though, because the thought of putting my self "out there" for the world to make fun of, honestly intimidated me! Lately, however, I've re-considered this decision. I've based my new decision on "what I feel" is a much needed process for change, the necessary steps to find some freedom, and to rearrange my life. I'm sick of watching life (and sometimes people) pass me by. And so I'm making changes...
I'm realizing more and more, as I make this journey, that the only thing holding me back, is ME! I am limiting myself!! Who cares if someone else doesn't like the way I look, or dress, or do things. That's not "MY" issue, that's there's! They don't know the real Julie, who I happen to think is awesome, friendly, fun, loving, and generous. I have a lot of POSITIVE QUALITIES that I wish the entire world could have. I LIKE me, so have chosen to accentuate these qualities with a new physical self!
On Wednesday, I joined Snap Fitness. My first night was mostly learning the machines, but I did get both cardio and strength training in, and found that I really did love and enjoy it! In fact, tonight will be my second night, and I am so EXCITED that I can hardly wait! I can see how this could be very addictive for some people.
Friends, it is my intention to do this journey and with a vengance!! I used to think that I couldn't lose weight, but my past experience (within the last year) has proven to be more than what I would consider fruitful. Although I do stay within my calorie range, I seem to lose weight very quickly, but with an occasional plateau to break! Who was I fooling all those years that I kept telling myself... YOU can't do this?!?!
A lot of things have changed in this past year that seem life changing. I have discovered so many new things about myself. But most of all, I've realized that when you fall you can also get back up! Noone is holding you down!!!!