This will be my very first Transformation Tuesday!
There has been so much ‘transformation’ in my health over the past three years. Today, I am only going to share from one year ago.
Blood Work: (just a few of the basics, so as to not bore you)
Insulin: 14 (has been for years, and regardless of diet changes I could NOT budge this number.) If you know anything about insulin, you know it is a fat storing hormone. When insulin is high, fat is stored, not lost.
AST: 26, ALT 25 (in the ‘normal’ range, but certainly NOT optimal)
Triglycerides: 79 (not horrible, but not optimal)
Picture of me last August 5, my 48th birthday.
Insulin: 5.7!!!!! Just so you know, this is INCREDIBLE!
AST: 15, ALT 15 (AGAIN, FANTASTIC!)
Triglycerides: 49 (Very much, optimal)
Inflammation in my body: pretty much ZILCH
Picture of me, just shy of my 49th birthday.
As you can see, not only is there a big difference on the outside, but even more so on the INSIDE!! Physically AND spiritually and emotionally! This has NEVER been about getting ‘skinny’, but about optimal health!!
God has done an amazing work in the past year. Yes, I put in the time and effort, but HE is the one who gives the passion, drive and ability!! I am in awe of how He has answered my prayers over the years. Not always on my timetable, but always, always answers. And what a gift to see so many of my ‘dreams’ realized in this year, 2015, the year of DREAMS, for me. Just a few of the accomplishments . . . this website and Facebook page, being one.
Becoming a Certified Fitness Instructor
Setting PRs in Deadlift, and Hip Thrusts, and Bench Press
Starting Boot Camps for women
Speaking on all things nutrition and fitness to local groups and churches.
Coaching and teaching women daily!
Finding out on a deeper level who God made me to be . . . and embracing and loving it!
Falling in love with cycling!
Teaching my family about fitness, lifting, flipping tires, cycling with all of them.
So many amazing changes!! And we’re not done yet!!!