Monday, January 26, 2009

NSV on top of a horse and a bar

One of my favorite bloggers wrote about a NSV that came in the mail. Well, my NSV happened on top of a horse and on top of a bar!

I spent the weekend at a ski resort in upstate New York. On Saturday morning, me, my fiance, his cousin, and her husband all went horseback riding through the woods. It was my first time on a horse, but it was something I had always wanted to try.

I felt really strong sitting on top of that horse, and I thought a lot about how insecure I would have felt climbing onto the horse or even just sitting there when I was 30lbs heavier.
Would I be able to hoist all that weight up onto the horse? Would my core be strong enough to make sure I didn't fall off?
Rest assured I had no problem mounting the horse, I stayed on the horse the entire time, and I even enjoyed feeling my core muscles work as the horse moved.

On Saturday night, we all went to a bar. I have always loved dancing, though my moves definitely became more conservative as my weight increased.
Who wants to see a fat girl jiggling way too much on the dance floor?
Well, I decided to take my confidence out for a spin. I hopped up onto the bar to display my dancing for all to see. This might seem slutty to some readers while others will shrug and think 'what's the big deal?'. Well, for me it was a big deal and I kept it out of the slutty arena.

Before I turned 21, I had always imagined my 21st birthday being a wild event, where I would dance on a bar for the first time. Well, on that 21st birthday, I weighed about 220lbs and I didn't even want to go out and celebrate. Here I am 2 years later, and I don't want to waste anymore time. If I didn't get up on that bar, I would have regretted it. I am glad I did because it was a lot of fun!

This weekend I celebrated two NSVs.... one on top of a horse and the other on top of that bar :-)


GeminiJulia said...

I love it! Those are two fantastic NSVs!!

When I was about 20 lbs down over the summer, I went to my sister-in-law's bachelorette party & for the first time in my life danced on top of a bar and felt GREAT about it!! (and the photos showed that I even LOOKED great!) I certainly give you kudos for literally climbing over your fears and enjoying life :)

Carlos said...

Lol, way to mount up and enjoy your success so far.

theantijared said...

It is not slutty!

It is AWESOME that you feel confident getting on that bar.