One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


All That Matters

5 Comments 1962 views

Tonight I confessed to one of the trainers at the gym my secret desire to compete in the Baltimore Open. The Baltimore Open is an Olympic lifting event the gym hosts in February and the past 2 years I’ve watched in awe. I even posted a few videos last year of my friends who participated.

We chatted on Facebook about it and of course I felt the need to over explain myself as usual:

I know I really don’t have any chance to be competitive but it’s fun. I was never an athlete and didn’t start taking fitness stuff seriously until my mid-30s. Now it’s more of a passion than anything else.

His response couldn’t have been any better.

That’s all that matters.

Being better than you thought you could be

It’s exactly what I needed to hear because I’m already better than I thought I could be. And by “better” I just mean I’m doing things I never thought I could do.


And I’m really curious what else I’m capable of.


Food Journal 

  • 7:30 a.m. egg and egg white scrambled with sausage, spinach and mushroom with a drizzle of sriracha
  • 10 a.m. more mulberries — I can’t help myself. They are so good and just sitting on that tree with no one else to pick them!
  • 1:15 p.m. ANOTHER cheeseburger salad using a leftover patty from last night. I really am obsessed. I love the avocado, sweet pickle, and burger combo on a salad too much.
  • 4 p.m. Some Aldi veggie chips with Ryan after school.
  • 6:30 p.m. Cobb salad at Chick-Fil-A with grilled chicken and a few of the kid’s fries.
  • 7:30 p.m. Took the kids to get frozen yogurt and made a small cup with coconut and chocolate hazelnut and then topped it with a small amount of almonds, coconut and blueberries — great combo!

Activity Journal 

  • 9:30 a.m. 2 mile walk to and from Evan’s school
  • 5:30 p.m. #milestreak run and some stretches at the gym while the boys were in their class.

Leave a comment

I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on mine.

However, to prevent the massive amounts of spam I was receiving I have turned off comments on any post older than 5 days old. If you'd like to leave me a note regarding this post or anything really try me on twitter (@RoniNoone,) my Facebook page, or even IG (@RoniNoone) I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. I never thought I'd have to do this but it's gotten way out of hand and comment management has become simply too time consuming to manage.


There are 5 comments so far.


    June 12, 2015

    My thoughts exactly!
    It must be midlife or something but I have the same thoughts as you.


      June 12, 2015

      Maybe that’s it! This is my mid-life crisis. lol


    June 12, 2015

    How about an open water ocean swim followed by a bike and a run? It would be awesome!


      June 12, 2015

      You do you. I’ll do me.


    June 14, 2015

    You always talk about not getting in your own way, not letting the inner mean girl tell you that you shouldn’t do things (for whatever reason)…is this any different? I say go for it!!! Who CARES if you aren’t competitive? Life is not about sitting on the sidelines, my friend.