Supposedly, I was to post this yesterday, but because of many reasons, I wasn't able to. Allow me now to start my Resound 11 journey now.
What is one word to describe your 2011?
Why does that word sum up your year?
For 2011, my word is ACCEPTANCE.
For the first half of the year, I think in a way I have accepted that I am obese - that I filled myself with lots of thoughts revolving around "I am good the way I am, and if people don't accept me, it's their problem." It was a good 2011...
...until July came. Earlier that month, I went to the Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain in Antipolo with mom and when I saw pictures of myself, I wasn't impressed at all, and for the first time I felt quite ashamed of sharing any of my pictures. Mid-July, I attended an event with my sister and cousin (left image), and our picture became an eye opener. It dawned on me that I am already way too big, and that I needed to do something about it.
At that point, I accepted that even if I am good the way I am, I needed to change for the better. Partly because of aesthetic reasons, but more on the healthy aspects of things. I am a person who's born in a family with a bad health track (hypertension and diabetes run in the family - both on mom and dad's sides), and if I don't do something, I might die anytime soon.
An out of town trip became my gauge to start losing weight and was able to lose 6lbs for the month of August. However, I wasn't much into it that I quickly gained back all the weight I lost come September. October, I told myself I needed to accept that I am a superwoman - that I can do things as long as I put my heart into it, and it didn't fail me. By the end of 2011, I lost 24lbs. I still have a lot to lose, but since I already accepted the new me - I know I can push forward 'til I reach my goals.
Also, 2011 was also the year that I met Mr. Pipoy, my fitness buddy who accepted me the way I am. Yes, I know, I have people around me who accept me just as I am, but I am just blown away at how this man accepted me. I can most certainly be myself - good and bad sides - and he is still there to accept me because I am worth it (he said so himself). Despite being 200+ lbs that time, he carried me (literally) - something nobody did to me.