I am always honest about my capabilities, or what I think is a good or bad idea.
So, in some ways, I suppose this blog is just a natural extension of my over-sharing habit. Some people think it's endearing. Others find it dreadful. Either way, through this blog I've been honest about my goals, what I could do better, and where I'd like to end up.
And since this blog is as much mine as it is yours, I figured I should at least do something I've asked you to do: Share weight loss before and after photos.
It's one thing to take a before-and-after photo to keep tucked away in your sock drawer as a tool to motivate you to make sure you never fit into a size 16 again. But, it's entirely another to share that same photo with all of the Web.
But here I go. So there I am. Above. My before and *almost* after (I still have 15 pounds to go until my goal weight.)
I'm by no means done. Becoming fit and healthy does not stop for me when I reach a certain number on the scale. After running my first 5k, I actually feel like my journey has just begun.
This is just to show you that I'm a normal person like you. Working as hard as I can to become the healthiest, fittest version of myself that I can in a slow, steady, and healthy way.
I haven't used any fad or crash diets. As I've written before, I simply changed my eating habits, started exercising more, and have made small lifestyle changes that have somehow added up over time. (If you want to see what tools I have used on a daily basis, you can check out that post here.)
Now that I've shared my before-and-(almost)-after, I want to see yours. It doesn't matter if you're not done yet, or if you think you can't visibly see a change. You're making an effort, and ultimately, in my book, that effort over time is what really counts.
Submit your weight-loss before-and-after photos here. You can even upload a "before" and upload an "after" sometime later.