Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I have been recreated.

Now this is not to say that I won't be recreated again. And again and again and again.

But I have been recreated.

At the gym in my hotel this morning, I was surrounded by mirrors. You know how it is. Every where you look there you are: from the back, from the side, from the front, layers and layers of your own reflection. For most people, this might not even register as a fact worth mentioning. For others, it is the worst part of working out at a hotel gym. That used to be me. I used to avoid looking in those mirrors at all costs. Just a few months ago, I used to look in the mirror and think, "Jabba the Hut. That's what you look like. Jabba the Hut."

Today, I thought, "You. Are. Thin." I don't know how I got here. And I certainly still have outfits that don't flatter me in the way my tiny tank top and skin-tight leggings apparently do, but dammit, I'm PROUD of the fact that I like the way I look in the mirror today.

Oh, and I suppose it helps that...

...I ROCKED THE HALF-MARATHON!!!

I crossed the finish line at my exact goal time: 2 hrs, 30 minutes (and 8 seconds, but we won't count that...)

I AM OFFICIALLY RECREATED!!

For the record, I am now a beautiful, fit, healthy ATHLETE.

Tell your friends.

5 comments:

Evelyne said...

Oh Liimu, I'm SOOO happy for you!!!! Really, truly happy for you!!! Tony is so proud of you too. I just read his email that he sent out to everyone about you. How wonderful. YOU GO GIRL!!!

Tearose said...

Woohooo Liimu!!!! I am so happy for you! Way to go girl!!:D

rockstarmom said...

You are F'in GORGEOUS!!!! HAVE AN AWESOME THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!

xoxoxoxo,
Paula

Melissa H said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I swear to you that I'm going to read this post tomorrow morning before I leave for the race! Can't wait to run with your skinny butt in a few weeks!!!

April said...

Being happy with yourself is MOST important!

Congrats on the spotlight!

I'm actually in awe of where you are right now. I can get down to 105 lbs and still not be happy. Be proud of how far you've come!