It's that time of year again!
4th Annual Holiday Market
11550 Old Hammond Hwy
11550 Old Hammond Hwy
Monday November 29th, 11am-7pm.
****This event is open to members and non-members.****
You can work out with me then shop 'till you drop!
I wanted to share with you a before and after picture of my weight loss. They are just head shots that I happened to have. I regret that I didn't set out from the beginning to take before and after pictures. After an unusual chain of events, I began working out at Foxy's just before Thanksgiving last year (2009). I believe this saved my life. My health was moving in a downward spin, and I was gaining weight faster than I or most people around me realized. I began working with a trainer, but failed to get the results equivalent to the hard work I was putting in. So I went to the doctor and found out that I was, among other things, insulin resistant...my body was not cooperating with me. I committed my work to the Lord, agreed with others for my healing, and held myself accountable to family and friends. My son was my biggest cheerleader. After 4 weeks with my trainer, I was on my own. In addition to working out 4 days each week, I changed my eating habits. I even followed the 50 Million Pound Challenge meal plan for 30 days. I must admit that I ate like a queen for every holiday, birthday, sporting event and celebration. *smile* That's how we roll in South Louisiana, right? I even went without coffee for a while and only drank green tea or chai. That's worth repeating..."I even went without coffee"!!! *LOL* So, it's been almost a year and so many lessons along the way, but I want to share with you the results... I've lost 40 pounds--Do you know what that means?! I went from 233lbs to 190lbs!!!! I fluctuate now around the 195 mark. By the way, I'm 5'4". My ultimate weight goal is 145. The last 3 months I rarely get to the gym, but I've gotten back in the groove! My A1C level, the measurement of glucose (sugar) in my blood was 23. Now it is down to 9!!! A normal level is 7 or below. I'm almost there! Praise God for what He has done and the amazing family and support system He has blessed me with. It is only by His grace!!
These are before and after shots. I think I did a pretty good job of finding the absolute worst picture of myself. To post that picture, I'm either brave or completely bonkers. :) The first shot was taken early one morning in about May of 2009, and I was not feeling well. I was unaware that my headache and pain was a symptom of a more serious health issue. The second picture is a much healthier me in August 2010.
Come celebrate with me at my gym on Monday, November 29th! Of course, I'll be there with my handmade items for sale, but I hope that you come celebrate the anniversary of my weight loss by (drum roll please...) EXERCISING WITH ME. It's cheaper than celebrating at my favorite Mexican restaurant or even over a cup of coffee. It's FREE, and you just might like it :) Hope to see you there!!