Tomorrow, 1 January 2009, it will be the 4th anniversary of my New Year's resolution to lose weight and get in shape. When I began my journey I never expected to be where I am today - a size 8 gym addicted figure athlete at 44 years old.
The reason for this post is to celebrate the fact that I have been on this amazing journey for 4 years and I have lost and KEPT OFF 20 kilos that I had carried round for 25 years. This puts me in the elite 5% of people who lose weight and keep it off.
Although the odds of keeping your New Year's resolution are more than slim, you can still beat them. I did.
I was overweight my whole life, I never ate breakfast, I hated vegetables and I had never had a gym membership or participated in any sport. Yet, somehow, I completely transformed my habits, my thoughts and my priorities. On paper, I never should have made it - but I did.
And so can you.
(Oh my god I never should have posted that photo - I've just had an overwhelming urge to compete again after being positive I was done with it. I want to look like that again, this time with more muscle and less fat. Oh oh, I think I'm in trouble!)