Thursday, June 25, 2009

Two Years of Losing Fat and Winning In Life

Wow! Time really does fly when you're living a fit and active lifestyle!! It's been TWO years since I determined that I would live a life of eating clean, consistent exercise, and taking care of me--Shay Shay!

What has happened in two years?:
  • Lost over 50 lbs
  • Lost close to 20% body fat
  • Dropped from size 16 to size 8
  • Ran a Half Marathon
  • Can do men push-ups

Has it been easy? To be honest--kinda. Do I get in ruts and don't want to workout or want to eat everything in sight--clean or not so clean? YES!! Do I have moments when I hate to get on the scale or put on my fitter jeans? YES!! Honestly, I just got out of such a rut and moment just a few days ago. But, do I also know that when I prepare, focus, and do what I know is best for me and my body that I will see results? OH YES INDEED!!

The great thing about my new lifestyle is that it is truly a way of living for me--not a diet. I appreciate that life has ups, downs, victories, challenges, and opportunities. I appreciate that with living there is a new day to do better than I did yesterday--in all areas of my life, including my physical well-being.

Although I am STILL NOT at my initial goal after two years, I am good. I know that WILL get there!

So, Congratulations to me--Shannon Omia, Shay Shay. Keep the Momentum Going!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm Free . . .

Shay Shay is free to play tennis when I want, any ol' time!!!

I rested my foot for a few weeks, and it is amazing how the healing progressed! Go figure?!

Today, the podiatrist said that while I still need to take care of my foot until it completely heals, I can now get on the courts and play as much tennis as I can handle! I am so excited!

I am also really excited about my Summer USTA team. I am captain (I still don't know why they entrusted me with this responsibility). We have a wonderful group of ladies---talented on the courts and just good people! We are building upon the leverage we had during Winter USTA when we went to the semi-finals and shooting for the City Finals! We have the talent to do it; we just have to PLAY OUR GAME!!!!!!! TAKE NO PRISONERS!!!

Let's Go McGhee Super Slammers!!!!!!!!!