Based on comments on last night's episode found on MTV.com, I think others find the show inspiring too...
- "This was one of the best episodes. Kelly was so focused and determined about what she wanted to achieve and she did...You go girl show them how its done."
- "Well, the trainer did know that this was her approach to everything, which it's why he made a point of pushing it. I'm a lot like her in a lot of ways (for similar reasons). I consciously know what I should do, or what's better for me to do, but most times I still don't do it. We do need the encouragement and the shown interest in order to open up and break that barrier. He did a great job at it, gaining her trust bit by bit. And you go, Kelly! It's a struggle, but just keep at it! :)"
While I could have used every excuse in the book, like alcoholic beverages consumed with my girlfriends, or the boyfriend who treated me to dinner almost every night, I had to realize the real reason behind my so-called "heftiness." That reason was me. I had let myself become so unhealthy, and it was up to me to change it.
So, I did. I eased myself into cardio, which then led to six to seven days a week of intense runs. I subscribed to fitness and health magazines and bought cook books, which led to eating healthier. It was hard, and sometimes there were jumps in the scale, but I didn't let myself get defeated. It's taken nine months, but I have finally shed those gruesome thirty pounds and feel better than ever.
Perhaps, some will judge me for being all "woe is me," when others have it worse off, but I am proud of my feat. I think celebrating any and all accomplishments, no matter how big or how small, make them so much more worthwhile. I'm happy to be more confident in my skin.