Michelangelo's masterpiece, "David"
Michelangelo's masterpiece, "David," Before SP
The front of my school and the sculptures my students made!
LEIGHWOMAN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
It took Michelangelo FOUR YEARS to chip away at this gigantic block of marble, and turn it into this gorgeous piece of work known to us as "David." Michelangelo created it in the image of what was to be the worlds most perfect man. If he would have rushed it, it wouldn't have turned out to be the wonder that it is today. If he would have tried to take too much off at one time, the entire sculpture would have cracked.
Making his masterpiece took time.
Very similarly, if you take off too much of yourself, you too will crack. Sculpting yourself, both inside and out, takes time. Making yourself your own masterpiece cannot happen overnight. It's tedious, and its constant work. It's hard and wonderful all rolled up into one. But it's worth it.
You only get one you. Make it a masterpiece.
I went on the SP program before getting pregnant and lost 70 lbs. and got within 10 pounds of my goal. Getting pregnant was a shock to my system, and I pretty much ate everything in sight for 9 months. Now I'm back to where I started! So here we go again - this time armed with even more knowledge than before! Gotta lose this baby weight!
Reward: New piece of jewelry
Reward: New shoes
Reward: New tattoo
I've done this all before, and got within 10 lbs. of my goal weight, and then my husband and
I decided to get pregnant.
2 beautiful boys (and about 7 years) later, I did the paleo thing and that worked well, but this time around I'm taking a much more relaxed approach. I am, first and foremost, working on loving myself. I'm feeding my body good fuel, I'm moving when I can, I'm enjoying my life with my husband and 2 sons. My theory is that if I love myself, if I treat myself with respect and acknowledge that what I weigh is only one small part of what I am, and if I appreciate my body for the machine it is rather than what I want it to be, the pounds will come off. So far, this is working for me.
I lift 3x per week with a trainer. rest days are for just thAt: resting and recuperating tired muscles. I get my 10k steps but dont stress out to get more than that.
I'm living in Omaha, Nebraska, and teaching middle school art. I love my job, I love my home, I love my pets, and of course, I love my husband, Johnny, and my sons, Max and Milo. I enjoy being outside, and eating out with friends, biking, swimming, and relaxing with my family.
I ran my first triathlon in August 2012 and I'm seriously addicted! Then I got pregnant, had baby Milo, and now I'm ready for my body to be MINE again!
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| current weight: 196.2
Love you, Leigh!
175 days ago
to....CALLING ALL SPARKPEOPLE MOTIVATORS TEAM
You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.
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339 days ago
380 days ago
I was thinking that since Jules and you and I are all buddies...we should do a little three-some accountability group?
I'm happy doing Instagram and posting food and such...
380 days ago
Sure that sounds good. Does Instagram have a messanger? Text works for me too
382 days ago