Thursday, March 5, 2009

3/4 Tan vs. 1/4 Pasty

Let's try to look beyond how great these 40 year old legs look.... I have part pasty white legs vs. super tan legs - ugh. How do I fix this? I could do a partial leg sun bath.. you know, just cover the tan parts?? But what if the line between the two tans gets super dark and I end up with rings around my legs?

It's not just my legs either. I have different stripes down my back from having 3 different swim suite. My ass and stomach have never seen the sun and geez, I just noticed a ring around my ankles from my shoes too.

I'm suddenly feeling like a farmer...

Off all the posts, this is the hardest for me to make public. I can write about my stinky farts during training, gas buildup, unshaved legs and armpit hairs but this...pictures of me when I was heavy are REALLY hard for me to look at. I was not happy...I was trapped but today I'm going to unleash the chains (that is so freakin cheesy I can't believe I wrote it). Seriously - I want you all to see what is possible with hard work and dedication. I went from a tight pair of 16 pants to a loose size 8 pants... Train for something! Plan ahead! Be honest with yourself and most of all people - find activities you truly enjoy doing. (click the pictures to make the bigger)

It took hard work to drop 33lbs...but it takes daily dedication to keep it off and to train for the Ironman in Nov. I expect to be in the best shape of my life for this race. Wow..the journey getting there is hard, fun and worth every second for sure.

I've been thinking about what I'd like to do after the IM and since I do enjoy long bike rides, maybe some century races will fill the need before I decide if a second IM is in my future...(Rick thinks I'll do it twice). I just need a good bike! *wink, wink*

Get outside! Find an event! Hire a trainer! Do whatever it takes to reach your dreams!!!

2 comments:

The Chaser said...

Wow, I don't recognize you. What an amazing journey...physical and mental. Keep going Kim!

Clint, Marianne and Sage said...

Holy crap Kim, are those really your legs? Put me to shame. I really would love to do something like this. Maybe once I'm done w/ all these dang babies. Love your posts!