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:

BUST: 39.5 "
CHEST: 32"
WAIST: 33"
HIPS: 40"
LEFT ARM: 11.5"
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