Changing My Attitude One Pound At A Time

Greensboro, N.C. -- I made a promise to myself before I started "Weigh 2 Go" that I would change my attitude as a part of my weight loss efforts. That means everything associated with my failed weight loss attempts. I wanted to wipe the slate clean and move past my failures. It also meant for me trying new things and saying "yes" for a change to physically challenging activities.

I met my match on Saturday while taking part in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Greensboro. This is one of the most rewarding things I've done in my life. It was exciting to be a part of something so much bigger than myself. The challenge included walking a parking deck nine times, representing 73 flights of stairs. The climb represented the highest floor of the World Trade Center reached by NYFD firefighters on 9/11. The attacks killed 343 firefighters and 72 police officers at the World Trade Center. The climb for me was emotional because my husband is a firefighter and also because I was challenging myself to "dig deep." But I can proudly say I completed 73 flights of stairs. Now my legs have been sore over the last two days but it was well worth it.

I also said "yes" to Julie Luck's kickboxing invitation. I joined her and Jackie Fernandez on Sunday at the Rush in Greensboro. I had a blast in the fitness class. I'm sure I'll be back for more.

Changing up my fitness routine allows me to stay motivated in my weight loss efforts to lose 100 pounds. That's because I often get bored at doing the same routine over and over. I have to have a little fitness excitement in my life.

But before I started "Weigh 2 Go" the old Carrie Hodgin wouldn't be so daring. She most certainly would rather stay on her couch in the comfort of her home! But I'm now saying "no" to that!

You can follow my journey onFacebook at Carrie-Hodgin and on Twitter: @Weigh2GoCarrie


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