2009 and 2013 #TransformationTuesday

Before and After, Then and Now…I have a hard time sharing these photos, but I do it.

I love seeing others weight loss and since I had a really good workout, like no pain in my back good, I might be feeling light-headed enough to not care. Or I’m just accepting things for what they are and what cannot be changed, but improved.

I know the secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. And yet, I’ve been sloppy this summer. Remember, I needed to buckle down before Memorial Day? I wanted to, but my back didn’t. I’ve struggled with my back, but worst of all my eating because oh food is my friend (until the pounds creep).

Thanks to the Timehop app, every day I see snippets of my past. These photos from BlogHer 2009 are the kick in the pants, I need. 2009 2013

I cringe, but at the same time I’m glad someone else took and shared them because now I see where I was.

I know I wasn’t doing myself any favors with that hair and lack of makeup. I’d say I had given up on myself but I don’t remember anything particularly bad at that time in my life, but nothing stands out as wonderful either.

I was just coasting through life waiting for something to happen to me, instead of making it happen*. I guess that’s still a way of giving up on myself.

I keep reminding myself, I didn’t gain this weight in one year (nearly 15 years of sedentary desk jobs hasn’t helped) and it will take more than a year to lose it while reprogramming to rid myself of the less than ambitious habits I’ve carried along the way.

*Aw yeah I included Mariah!

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4 Comment

  1. Liz from
    August 23, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Wow! That is awesome… lots of hard work I am sure. You are an inspiration. I have started a daily walking routine using Runkeeper and FitBit. I have plans to do a 5K walk. Your workout photos always inspire me.

    1. Andi
      August 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks Liz! It does work that’s for sure and even setbacks are a chance to learn. Good luck with your healthy ways, there’s a lot of energy to feed off at a 5k!

  2. Megan
    August 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

    You looks awesome. I just started my journey. Pictures certainly put shed new light on it. Somehow I just don’t see myself that way and am always so surprised by how I look in pictures.

    1. Andi
      August 24, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      I completely understand what you’re saying, I see photos of myself and think wow that’s what everyone else sees of me and I’m not sure I like it as in I think I can do better. Good luck on your journey! I look forward to your before and afters 🙂

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