Saturday, March 5, 2011

Self-portrait

This week's photohunt is all about self-portrait. Thinking about my entry, I am tempted to change the theme to Please Indulge Me for a Moment.

As this blog chronicles my weight and fitness program for myself, I am unabashedly posting my pictures when I was still size 16-18 and now that I am size 6. As recorded in this blog, I started going to the gym on 2008 but it was only at the start of 2010 that I seriously took steps in managing my weight. I did it naturally - through regular exercise and a very disciplined diet.

As I have related in my Fitness Story, I have been slim all my life until the late 90s when motherhood and work took over my whole being. I did not think of anything else for more than a decade but work and family. But I was really motivated to live a healthier lifestyle. I want to see results with the time and money I spend on my gym sessions. There is no point in enrolling in a gym if there will be no significant change in me physically as well as emotionally, psychologically, whatever -ally.

All the people who know me from work, from our neighborhood, from church and from everywhere else are surprised with my transformation that they always ask why I decided to lose weight and how did I do it.

I managed my weight for health reasons as I am not getting any younger. I want to take care of myself. I want to be a good example to my family in healthy living. And yes, vanity. I will not apologize for that as I have mentioned several posts back. I want to look good. I want to wear the clothes I want to wear. I take pride with how I was able to discipline myself for 10 months, from January 2010 to September-October 2010, from 165 to 115-117 pounds.

Now the challenge really is maintaining what I have already achieved. I still continue with my regular exercise. I have leveled up to the weights and number of reps I do. I also read about exercises I can apply the latest of which I posted a few days back, No Pain, No Gain.

Do I still want to be a size 5 or 4? Yes, but that will be a bonus. I am also realistic that at my age and of course, genetics, I am not sure if I can still be at size 4. Size 5 maybe. What I am working on now is to look really lean and ripped.

I am enjoying the results of my weight management for almost a year. This is already a lifestyle for me. I am happy that I have discovered the joys of exercises and eating the right kind of food in moderation.

Please indulge me for a moment.



It's a rainy weekend where I am. It's nice to just take a good rest, have a laidback day. Will be going around photohunters. I haven't done this for a long, long time now.

Happy weekend!

15 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Wow! What a difference! Congratulations on your willpower! And you look fantastic now!

Life Ramblings said...

congrats on your success. great effort and amazing results. you look fabulous now.

cessna said...

Nakakaloka ka!
Anyway, you are an inspiration to many, me included. What grit and determination can do. Mabuhay ka!

Lynn said...

Grayscale Territory and Life Ramblings, big thanks!

Cess, naaliw ako sa comment mo. LOL!

DJ said...

Amazing determination, congratulations!

Mar said...

Congrats on your success!!you look terrific!

jams o donnell said...

Wow that is quite a transformation. I really need to lose a lot of weight myself.

Have a great weekend

JDeQ said...

Good for you! I've got a similar story - droped close to 75 lbs over a year period through exercise, eating better, and egnerally taking care of myself. It isn't easy . . . sigh

Great self portrait shots for this week's theme.

Have a super weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

That is awesome! I need to lose weight and look as good as you!

Sue St Clair said...

What a terrific achievement and you look fantastic!!! Its raining here pretty heavy too and is a good chance to visit everyone. Happy photo hunt and thank you for your kind comment on my blog. :)

YTSL said...

Amazing! Congrats on your weight loss -- and have to say you look great now. No need to lose more weight than what you already have! :)

Liz said...

Oh wow! Can you please tell me what you did? :) I need to lose a lot. ;)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Self Portrait.

Lew said...

Congratulations on setting a goal and going after it! And a great way to do a self-portrait! If you want to see what I saw out my window go to Lew's pics. No snow now, but the view is the same.

Rekha said...

Wow...amazing transformation...motivates me to shed my excess baggage too...maybe Next year I might have then and now pics. :)

imom said...

You really are an inspiration, sis! You have done it, I can do it again too.
Great job!

 
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