Friday, January 30, 2009

A Year of Walking


February 2008 November 2008


I was just thinking that it was a little over a year ago that I decided that I would start walking in the mornings before work so that I could get in shape and lose weight. My goal was to lose 50 lbs by December. That is a reasonable goal for a whole year. Well, I've been diligent and continue to walk, and occasionally swim, ride my bike, or go to the gym (a recent purchase) in the afternoons. December has come and gone--I didn't make the 50lbs, but I did lose 35! I feel like I have made enough progress and a complete lifestyle change that it is okay that I didn't meet my December goal. I'm still going to keep working hard this year and hopefully take off the last 15 lbs! I feel fantastic because I'm in shape and living healthy!

7 comments:

Jocelyn said...

You look BEAUTIFUL! Glad that you're enjoying exercising and eating well. You're an inspiration to me.

Amy said...

Andrea, you are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I was lurking on one of your siblings blogs and saw all of those great pictures your family had taken. They were amazing! Congratulations on your accomplishment. You're awesome.

Marydalene said...

Congratulations on making a goal and sticking to it. Good for you!

Grammyzanne said...

Congratulations Andrea. Well done - the right way.

Austin's Mommy said...

You look fantastic, Andrea! Good for you. I am really needing more exercise myself. Just to feel good.

Joanne said...

You do look great! And as usual, beautiful in blue. What a great picture. And I'm so proud of you being so self disciplined to exercise daily and eat right!

Jenny R said...

Congratualations! That is a great achievement and you look wonderful! :)The best part is the good habits you have developed for a healthy lifestyle - when I grow up I want to be like you! :)