Be-You-Tifully Fit: It is everywhere!

Strength training progress...1.5 yrs in between the 2 pictures

Lately I have seen many acts of kindness...towards one's self.  I am a firm believer in watching the for a lesson in all I see.  After the second or third viewing, I began to ponder if this was a lesson meant for me.  Pretty sure that is a big fat YES.  It is so hard to brush away progression and competition to simply allow a little grace.  Before you question that last statement, yes I am talking about my inward progression and competition.  Each day I am trying to push to be better than the day before but sometimes I get lost in that.  I forget to be kind to myself and simply pull back when I should.  I can offer that wisdom to others but I never take it myself.  Well I hear you, God.  Loud and clear.  Today I did what I could and didn't beat myself up for walking in between repeats or failing one of the sets of bench presses.  Today I just told myself it was okay then I came home and found old pictures of myself to see how far I've come since the beginning of adding in strength training.

Day my life changed: 8/3/2012


  • Highest weigh-in to date: 243.5 lbs on 3/11/2008  (Wore 18/20 & 22/24 for a gown)
  • As of 8/3/12: 208.6 (wearing size 16/18)
  • As of today: 151.0 lbs (wearing size 4-6, XS-S & 26-27 jeans)

Body Fat Percentage

  • As of 8/3/12: 46%
  • Body Fat %: 25.6% (using the gym's machine instead of caliper)


  • 134 lbs
  • 18% body fat


  • Next Race: Marine Corps Half Marathon
  • Week 2 of the She Runs This Marathon plan
  • Working on Stroller Warriors' Run the World campaign.  Currently pushing towards 750 miles!
  • Dialing back the weight for the Stronglifts 5x5.  I have reached a super challenging point and marathon training has to take the front seat.  For now, I am using less weight and working on perfect form.
  • Been sticking to my macros BUT they have been readjusted to compensate for marathon training
  • Still logging in my MyFitnessPal!  I hit a 1,210 day streak!

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