Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Fatso McButterpants

Guys, sometimes I get discouraged because I feel like I work pretty hard to be active and fit.  And I feel like I do a pretty good job of eating healthy, too.  But in spite of that, I'm not completely satisfied with my body.  I've got this stubborn layer of pudge that just won't... budge.  And that's why I feel pretty good when I see something like this...

Mary was looking through her blog at old posts and I happened to glance over at her screen.  I was actually horrified and pleased at the same time.

December 2010:

That's me -- at probably the heaviest and most out of shape I've ever been.  Yuck.  Total Fatso McButterpants.  I believe I weighed about 210 pounds in this pic.  At this time in my life I was a total couch potato and eating fast food and drinking 32 ounce sodas daily.

Fast-forward 2 and a half years...

April 2013:

Here I am a couple of weeks ago, weighing in at 178 pounds.  I run 3 to 5 times a week, and I have my fourth half-marathon coming up three days from now.  I would honestly much rather go for a 10 mile run on a Saturday morning than sleep in.  I still eat out occasionally, but nowhere near as often. If I hadn't attended the World of Coke museum on our recent trip to Georgia, I wouldn't be able to even remember the last time I drank soda.

It's nice to get a little perspective, and it's encouraging to see how far I've come.  I may not be exactly where I want to be just yet, but I'm on my way and I'm getting there.