One of our friends posted a before and after picture and then other did. It got me thinking. Did I have any photos of myself before I started all this triathlon business? Photos in my 30's are pretty few and far between. I think partly because I was the one taking the pictures and partly because I didn't really like what I looked like post baby, nursing, whatever. Somehow we moms are good at removing ourselves from photos like that.
Anyhoo. Here's some photos from before:
2006 still nursing because there are boobs there
around 2004? and clearly, I am in desperate need of a decent bra
2009 not nursing and still in need of a good bra and a smaller ass
Not overly fat, but definitely not fit either. You will be glad to hear that I have since discovered the wonders of a padded lift bra. It is like magic to the 40+ year-old-post-nursing boobs. Since I am happily married and he knows what he's getting, it's not false advertising.
Now fast forward to more recent post-tri training photos:
and my favorite pic of all racing photos--except for my finish photo with the kids
I love this last photo so much. I would have my picture taken all the time if they came out like this. It's not just about being thinner or a lower number on the scale, it's about looking fit and strong. That is always my goal.
I have come further than I thought I had. And these photos are just enough motivation to head to the Y for self-taught spin class today even though I feel like crap from a head cold.
Got to keep chasing away the chins.
Do you have any photos that keep you going back to the gym?