Well, it’s been a year! This post is a tough one to make, but I’m going to go with it anyways in hopes that maybe it’ll inspire others.
A year ago, I looked in the mirror and was not happy with what I saw. I felt even worse when I stepped on the scale. Of course, we are always way too critical of ourselves, but I had outgrown the ability to eat whatever I felt like and not gain an ounce. I was always effortlessly thin my whole life. That was until life, stress, age, and whatever else caught up with me and I found myself overweight at 165 pounds. I feel ashamed to share that but it is what it is. Most people wouldn’t have noticed the weight gain much but I certainly did. A lot of my clothes weren’t fitting anymore and I just felt like a slug. It didn’t happen overnight but it slowly crept up on me and I was so embarrassed and wanted change.
It’s been a long journey, but nothing worth while comes quickly or easily. I had to make some changes that were rather simple in all honesty but I had to stick to them everyday. Eat clean, be active, and be committed. I purchased a fitness tracker watch that has helped me track my activities and stats whether running, working out, or just walking. I had to part ways with my favourite food, carbs, but not completely. I always found that carbs are what I craved and what made me feel full. That is until I concentrated on eating lean proteins, veggies, fruits, and drinking a TON of water everyday (2 litres a day minimum). Real food makes you really full and I can’t stress enough how important drinking LOTS of water is!
So although what I just wrote sounds pretty simple, it took dedication and kicking my own butt. I’m so thankful that now a year later I can look in the mirror or step on the scale and smile because I see that I’m healthier and happier because of hard work! I now eat carbs every now and then but it’s not the main dish. I’m fitting into my clothes from 10 years ago, and have shed 40 pounds and over 44 inches. I’m now 125 pounds, a healthy weight for my height. This will make it a little easier for me to accomplish my goal of catching a fish bigger than me! LOL.
To anyone that’s feeling the way I did, feel free to reach out if you need some motivation or encouragement <3
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