I have been chubby since 2nd grade and have NEVER really known what it's like to be fit or "skinny".
I AM lazy, I have a 6 year old, I'm married and work full time. Always a million excuses for why I couldn't lose the weight. Coming up on my 30th birthday a cousin asked me to join her Zumba class, and I went originally just to spend more time with her and not really taking it seriously. I ended up enjoying it and went for an hour twice a week. I lost 20 pounds without even changing my diet in the first 6 months! Well she got married and moved so I went with the other ladies from the zumba class to join a gym that offered the classes. I became addicted to working out and just wanting to be healthier; never had a specific number I wanted to reach just wanted to be healthy and have more energy and feel better about myself.
First step was realizing that I'm important too and that you make time in your life for the things that matter to you so no more excuses! I hired a trainer and have lost another 34 pounds. I am continuing my long hard journey towards being a happy healthier me! I've lost a total of 54 pounds over the last 20+/- months. I didn't put it on over and night and it'll take a while to get where I want to be but I am worth it. It taken me a long time to reach this point, but I am happier than words can express.