Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Looking forward to Springing in 2 Shape

Hi everyone, I'm Charlie. This will be my third challenge on this blog. I am really excited to be here.

( Click HERE to read her testimony from the CCCII with pictures. )

A couple of years ago, I was 176 lbs. and decided to do something about it. At first it was to be an encouragement to a couple of people that are very close to me. I lost 30 lbs. and felt so much better. I initially did it using the Hallelujah diet, then as I progressed I decided to add some cardio. I started walking at first a couple of miles and steadily increased my mileage. Being fit felt great!

Although I experienced alot of ups and downs in my life in the last couple of years, my rock, the Lord Jesus has remained steady. Not only was I working on my physical fitness, but the Lord was building me spiritually. Both have required alot of painful experiences, but the rewards are great. I praise the Lord everyday for the strength he has given me in both areas of my life.

As I continued in my physical fitness journey, I decided to add some strength training. This has caused me to gain a few pounds initially, (muscle weighs more than fat) but I've lost in inches. I feel much stronger than I ever had.

My new goal is to lose about 10 more lbs., but to gain more lean muscle. I am really excited to be sharing this experience with all of you. I am also looking forward to being encouraged as well as being an encourager.

My current measurements are:

WEIGHT: 145.5 LBS
BUST: 39.5 "
CHEST: 32"
WAIST: 33"
HIPS: 40"
RIGHT ARM: 12"
LEFT ARM: 11.5"
RIGHT THIGH: 23.5"
LEFT THIGH: 23"

5 comments:

Dani Joy said...

Wooo hoo! you have come a long way! You are getting so strong! I know that it must be a release emotionally too. Spiritually we are growing with each other too. I am so thankful for your motivation.

Can I go ahead and link this post to your previous testimony link from the last challenge? It had a picture of you.

How tall are you again? I think you are a little taller than me, but can´t remember. jeje

Springing with ya,
Dani Joy

KathyH said...

Hey Charlie!

Glad you're back again. You're already 30lbs lighter and I think I'm starting from the beginning again. But no matter where we are along the road, it's a journey we can all take together.

Keep springing :o)

Landry ladies said...

It's so motivational to see the progress you have made! You are very dear to our family and we keep you in our prayers.

love ya,
Gen

Charlie said...

Thanks, everyone. Yes, Dani, you may link my previous testimonies. I didn't get a chance to post a pic. You know me, I don't like pics of myself. LOL.

I am 5'2 3/4 inches. But I say 5'3", why not round up. LOL! It's easier that way. No, I'm not taller, just older. :)

Charlie

Dani Joy said...

oh ok. we are pretty much the same height. I will link it up tonight.