That Was Then, This Is Now – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I started writing for Shrinking Jeans in January 2009.  I am quickly approaching my 4 5 year anniversary with this lovely group.  I thought it might be fun to play *that was then, this is now*!

2009:  I weighed 188 lbs

2013: I weigh 163.4 lbs

2009:  I had a 4 month old, 2.5 year old and 5 year old.

2013: I have a 5 year old, 7.5 year old and 10 year old.

2009: I did not exercise unless you count changing diapers, potty training, cutting kid food and chasing the middle child on the playground….exercise.

2013: I regularly exercise 4-5 times a week.  It is a part of my life and one I am not willing to give up.

2009:  I was not a runner.  In fact, I hated running with every fiber of my being.  I left the running to my husband, who had been a runner ever since I met him in 1994.

2013:  I am a runner.  Plain and simple.  I have some of you fine folks to convincing me to do Couch to 5K oh so long ago.

2009:  If you had told me that I would become a runner and go on to run half marathons multiple times, I would have laughed in your face and told you to stop being crazy.

2013:  I have run 6 half marathons since 2010.

2009:  I hated having pictures taken of me.  My face was round and heavy, I was thick all over and I just didn’t like the way I looked at all.

2013:  I love having my picture taken : ).

2009:  Although a writer for this site, I looked to all of you to lift me up, encourage me, support me.

2013:  I do that for others now.

2009:  I was tired, impatient, and overwhelmed.

2013:  I am strong.

What about you?  Have you changed along your health and fitness journey?  Share one of those changes in the comments below!

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