Starting Over


  1. I think many fitness journeys, including mine, ring similar to yours. Over the years, I have had times where I could not keep myself out of the gym, as well as spurts where I found it difficult to get off the couch. The important thing is that you always have the drive to keep pushing. Good for you!

  2. Thank you for sharing this very personal up and down of weight loss and gain. You know how to do this and I know you will get down to the weight you want to be at for you.

  3. Congrats! You are very inspirational! I too struggle with the on again off again weight. Currently its ON AGAIN! The older I get the harder it is work off! I have started running, yoga and pilates! hopefully that will help too!

    1. Thank you for your kind words! Yes, I too have gotten older, and went through a period of about 3 years where I would say to myself, “I’ll start soon”. Well, that hasn’t worked out too well! I feel you’re on the right track, with what you’re doing. Half the battle of losing weight is FOOD! You’re already doing the movements so it’ll come. It’s always harder to take off than it is to put on!

  4. I can’t even imagine how difficult it was being in the military and having to do the PT thing and try so hard to make the cut so to speak. It would be horrible to be held back from so much too! I am so happy for you and proud of you for taking so much on in your journey.
    I know you can do it! You have great motivating factors too.
    Keep up the great work and never give up!

    1. Well, there’s all that you mentioned, plus the peer shaming (not from everyone, just random a-holes that were in my company). What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger I guess! Thank you for your support and I will keep moving forward!

    1. Thank you! And good luck to you on your journey as well! I’m real easy to find on Facebook, so hit me up if you wanna vent or share a milestone!

  5. With your discipline, I’m sure you can do it! It’s awesome to be able to focus on your health and get back in shape. I’ve decided to follow a strict diet at the beginning of the year and I’ve been following it until now. Nothing is impossible if we put our mind to it!

  6. That’s great motivation. When the goals seems so far away, it is easy to give up. I need to remind myself of my original motivation and break down how I’m going to get there. Congrats on your commitment to your health goals.

  7. I too have struggled with my weight. Last year, I lost 40 pounds and with health issues on the rise, my weight has been creeping back up. Hopefully, I can start walking again and get my rheumatoid arthritis symptoms under control. I will also be blogging it once again, I did better with accountability even if I screwed up.

    1. Sorry to hear about your flare-up! I hope you can get it under control! When you get back to blogging about it, please let me know! It’ll be nice to share each other’s victories!

  8. Thank you for sharing your story. I have been yoyo dieting since the birth of my first son (I have 4 kids now 9-16yrs old) so I understand! I recently started walking again and slowly saw the weight come off and stay off!

    1. Thank you for the support! Weight has been an issue for me for a very long time. It got to a point, a few times I might add, where I just said the heck with it. But, I was only fooling myself. Good for you on getting your walk on!

  9. What inspires me the most about your story is your drive and motivation! I find it so hard to get started working out and keep it that way. As soon as I travel out of town for anything longer than 5 days, I’m back to square one!

    1. Thank you for your kind words and support! I haven’t yet had to figure out fitting in a workout while on a trip; but most of the hotels/resorts I stay at have a pretty good gym. If your trips are super busy, then I can see an issue fitting in a workout daily.

  10. We really have to keep going! I just began my fitness journey this year in March and lost a lot of weight come June. Now I’m still trying to lose some weight and maintain the weight I lost. You are doing such a great job of keeping your goal of trying to be healthy.

    1. It truly is a journey! You’re doing fantastic! Yes, one foot in front of the other, taking it day by day! Thank you for your wonderful reply!

  11. Now that’s some inspiration right there! I have decided to focus on getting myself back in shape this season as well. I want to make sure that I’m healthy and fit so that I can take better care of my kids!

    1. Awesome, AnnMarie! I’m going to be putting up posts of different exercises that I do. You should check out the app Jefit! It shows you different exercises for your different muscle groups!

  12. Wishing you well on your journey back to health. I have been advised by my doctor to avoid strenuous exercises so I can only do walking and stretching exercises. I don’t really have to lose weight because I am at my ideal weight right now. I just have to maintain it.

    1. Thank you, Eileen! Walking and stretching are both great! I’ve got a long ways to go, but the end result will be so worth it!

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