Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Joy. It freakin' rocks.

I've been having amazing progress since the turn of the new year, and knew that tonight was time for my monthly assessment. And I was particularly excited about this week not only because I'm loving kickboxing, and Wednesday nights have become the highlight of my week, but also because this week, I was aiming for a milestone.

I started this whole journey back in October 2007. I made a decision to take control of my life and get healthy. I got active, and started eating better. In June of this year, I cranked it up a few notches and hired Sebastien who, with persistent coaching, unconditional support and unshakeable focus on helping me to become my best self, quite simply, has helped me to save my own life.

Tonight, my weigh in would have marked a 50 pound loss since June 2008, and a 75 pound loss since December 2007. My target was in sight, and it's all I could think about all week. I hardly slept last night, knowing that this was an important day for me... in fact I could barely focus at work, and I rushed out of the office at 4:30 to make sure I got to my session on time at 6:30.

Well, I hit it out of the park. (Note the butch sports analogy).

Tonight, my total loss since June 2008 is 54 pounds.
My loss since December 2007 is 79 pounds.
Say it with me -- I freakin' rock.

I've been sitting here trying to find a quote, a song, a YouTube video - something to help convey to you what exactly I'm feeling right now. They've helped me communicate on this blog what this journey has been like for me so far.
However, after an hour or so of searching, I've realized that nothing can quite convey to you or capture what I'm feeling right now, beyond six simple words:

this, is what JOY feels like.

So, wherever you are, whatever you're doing, celebrate with me and take a moment to think about, remember, or savour a moment of joy in your own life.

Joy. It freakin' rocks.

Kia kaha.
Stay strong.