Mar 11, 2010
The first step

On the first day of ninth grade, I realized I was overweight.  I'm not a large girl, but no means am I small. Being 5'2 has always been a challenge in my quest to find appropriately fitting clothing.  Jeans that fit short girls, are made for small girls.

Emily was my best friend sister. She was also my biggest high school challenge. I can't remember exactly what I did to make her hate me, but she made high school with hell. Some days she chose to trip me in the hallways, and on other days she liked to yell things like "lard ass," or "fat bitch". Needless to say, this was the demise to my self esteem. The saddest part is, I wasn't even fat. I weighed around 130lbs.

It wasn't until after high school that my poor self esteem led to my drinking. Endless nights of vodka shots, and bottle after bottle of beer added pound by pound to my figure. On the day I turned 20. I weight 201lbs.

Over the past couple years, I've reduced, and now completely quit drinking. Not due to alcohol problems, just lot the desire and appeal of the party scene. Since my 20th birthday, I've gotten my weight down to 177.

So that is where I stand. 24 years old, 5'2 and 177lbs. Monday March 8th was the day I became determined to become healthy. My target weight. 120.

The first step I took was joining the local YMCA. I started small, 10 minuets on the bike, and 30 minuets walking on the treadmill. It doesn't sound like much, especially considering I didn't change my eating habits what so ever. I think I actually ate more! The greatest part about it was, I felt awesome! I'm sure of course it's just a state of mind but you have to start somewhere right?

The second day, my calorie intake went down by about 200, and I just walked on the treadmill for 30 minuets. The third day however was the most grueling. I decided to take advantage of my membership and take a class. I chose body pump.

Body pump is a high impact weight lifting class that is choreographed to motivational music. Honestly, this was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but I finished it after 60 minuets. I felt wonderful.

So that brings me to day four, which is today. I can honestly say, I have never felt this much pain in my whole life. It's called DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) and its awful! My entire body feels like it got hit by a bus. I am having trouble walking, sitting down, and once I do sit down, its hard as HELL to get back up. Needless to say, I'm taking a break from the gym today until I can feel my body again. As the saying goes,"No pain, no gain" right?

I decided to start this blog, to give other people a chance to read my struggles, and track my progress over my quest to lose 57lbs. I haven't put a time limit on my goal because I don't want to set myself up to get discouraged and fail. Feel free to ask any questions, give suggestions, or input on anything I write. I'd love to know what people are thinking.

Thank you for reading my first blog.

Brittney


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