Shopping — instead of just looking. After losing 100 pounds I can buy clothes off the rack now. I shopped for a new bathing suit.

On Vacation in Mexico — Shopping in Cabo December 2009 (new smaller bathing suit)

Did you know Cabo has a Harley Davidson store right next to Ruth Chris Steak House?  Yes – Cabo has it all from the funky little stores to the fancy designer stuff.  It’s all here.

In the mall just off the marina there is a bathing suit store. If you’ve been to Cabo you know the one I’m talking about.  Well as a former size 24 they were off limits to me. Oh I’d still go in and have a look, but they didn’t have anything that would fit my plus size body.  Well today was different. I went in to shop!

I am very happy to share with you my new 3 piece bathing suit!

Now shopping is actually getting fun!

The top is an 8 with an underwire built in, and the bottom is a 12.  A lot better than a 24!  I love the genie pants that match. (medium)

I bought a swim suit that before I could only dream of wearing.

When I got back to the resort after walking and shopping for half a day, I have to tell you… I hit the gym.  This is how I’m going to keep my weight in check and build some muscle mass.  The “old fat me” would have run down to the pool because it was still happy hour, and order up a couple of high calorie, sugary drinks before the bell rung.  The new me…would rather spend that hour happily working out.

I did just over 20 minutes on the treadmill doing an interval of: walk 3 minutes and then jog for 5 minutes, repeat this 3 times. Then I did light weight training for about 40 minutes.  This felt good knowing I am making the changes in my life that will promote good health, and keep my weight off for ever!

From Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Joyce Blonskij – Health Coach for Take Shape for Life and a client

Losing weight has opened my eyes and changed my reality. Flying is so much better now than before, when I was smashed into the airplane set.

 I’d like to share with you my most recent flight down to Cabo… and the changes I experienced for the first time.

As a former size 24, fitting in the airplane seat was always uncomfortable and once down right painful. Now at a size 10, life is a lot easier, and airplane seats are a lot more roomier than before.

I remember about ten years ago, I had asked for a seat belt extender. Not only was I embarrassed to ask for one, but I didn’t fit into the seat. My body was in pain. Then to my surprise and horror… they didn’t have one.  I guess that’s something I needed to know to bring. 

 Well this trip was different. I didn’t bring a seat extender… I didn’t need one!

I could cross my legs with ease.  The tray table actually came all the way down to where it’s supposed to be, instead of stopping at my gut! I could even turn around in the bathroom and put on lipstick! Life is so different now.

Life is Good – Thin!

 On my way to Cabo – Joyce Blonskij, formerly a size 24, currently a size 8/10 and feeling good!

Take Shape For Life Health Coach and Client

My next blog is on food! Wait till you see what I ordered up on the sidewalk in Cabo…