BLOG: Guerra realizes life doesn't have to be miserable

Annette Guerra
Jul 6, 2010

Well, this past week I've really be thinking about how far I've come this year and the time I have left to go.  

I never in my life would of thought I could drop 50 pounds in six months, especially as chaotic as my life is. Trying to raise three children, work and lose 50 pounds? Not possible. That's what I've been thinking for years and years. And I'm sure the majority of the world thinks the same way.  

This FIT Challenge has kept me so motivated and now I'm motivating myself. I love where I'm at and where I'm going.  I've got so many people that call me "skinny" now, even though I'm no where near that yet, but it feels so good.

All my life growing up, I've had so many heartaches. From being raped at the age of 8, to my parents getting divorced when I was 16, to me getting diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 19.  

I've been thinking all these years that this is the way my life was suppose to be. Miserable. Well guess what? Miserable is no longer in my vocabulary. 

People say the 30s are the best years of your life. When I turned 30 last year, I thought that was a lie. But I'm living proof that it's not. My life is the best it's ever been.  You just have to put your mind to it and stay focused.

Even my trainer, Kevin Gallagher of Anytime Fitness, has been showing me how far I've come. The exercises that I did at the beginning of this challenge are a breeze compared to what I'm doing now. Like on July 2, I did 130 squats throughout the course of my workout. Who does that kinda stuff at my weight?? I do!  I'm determined not only to lose the weight now, I'm determined to lose it, keep it off and win the competition.

 

 

Comments

Julie R

Hi Annette!

I found your blog again-thanks!  I will keep watching, reading, and cheering!  Congratulations on a job WELL DONE!!!

Love ya, Julie