GW: 187 (Hoping to achieve this by 2/14/14)
UGW: 130-135 (No deadline on this… just whenever it happens or whenever I feel completely comfortable and happy with my body)
I am 25 years old and 5’2. At my highest, I weighed 243lbs which can be seen in the picture on the left. It was that very weekend when that picture was taken that I realized the extent of my weight gain (October 2012). I had spent the last year or so eating like crap - fast food almost every single night because it was cheap and easy, fast food on the weekends to remedy a hangover after nights of binge drinking, and a severe lack of exercise. Despite it all, I looked in the mirror everyday and never saw a change… to me, I was eating all this crap and never “REALLY” gaining weight. I was completely blinded to it until I saw the pictures and really opened my eyes. It was at that point I decided enough was enough and I needed to make a change. I began a home workout program, Slim in 6 and started drinking Shakeology and I had a bit of weight loss… about 5lbs. I turned to TurboFire for a more challenging and faster paced workout. I found lost atleast 5-8lbs with that program but I stopped after only a few weeks. I found that home workout programs were just not for me…. By the time i was getting home from work and babysitting, I was exhausted and just didn’t have the motivation to work out. At the end of November 2012, I was introduced to a kickboxing program. I signed up for 3 classes and fell in love. I signed up for a 65 class program with the training center and began attending classes regularly, 2-4 times a week. I’ve consistently stuck with the classes and since joining in November 2012 and changing my diet to a healthier one (I completely cut out fast food since Dec. 31st 2012), I have lost 39lbs. I fall off the bandwagon here and there and have those days and those moments where I just give up altogether. But I always have that little voice telling me I should keep pushing through to get to that healthier, happier me.
Recently, I decided I might join a gym in addition to kickboxing, but I am totally clueless to any routines and exercises I should do there, so if anyone can offer any tips or motivation, exercises and routines they do, please message me!!! Also, if you need any motivation or a boost or inspiration, please follow me and my journey on my instagram @onmywaytofit29
Before (210+) - During (155) - Today (132)
I’m a work in progress, but I feel strong today!
Hard work and dedication is the key! Hope to motivate one person at a time!
I’m 5’ 8”!
Feel free to ask me any questions :)
I’m never one to post before and after pictures, but in June I figured I’d take a picture and save it in my phone if I wanted to go back to it.
I realize that this isn’t a 100 pound weight loss like some people put on, but with gradual clean eating and going back to the gym I’ve gotten back to where I was 4-5 years ago!
13 pounds isn’t a crazy amount but I have been working so hard and to have people notice is such a good feeling.
Right: Spring 2013 ; 147 lbs
My journey started Feburary of 2013. Worked out 3-4 times a day, cut out soda for over 2 years now. Just calorie counting, and portion control. NO fast food what so ever. I have lost motivation so put this together to see how far I’ve come. Not how far I have to go!!
I started my journey about 8 months ago and it has been an amazing eye opening experience so far. I have found a love for so many things that I never thought I would and every day I learn to love myself a little bit more (even the before version of me) There is no magic pill or diet. I eat clean 80% of the time, stay active and LIFT LIFT LIFT LIFT LIFT HEAVY. :) I wake up with the thought that every day I get to make better than the last and I absolutely take it one day at a time. Don’t ever give up on yourself, you’re the most important person you will ever know!
CW- ? (i’m trying not to care and let me tell you, not weighing myself has done wonders for my self esteem! the way i see it, who cares?)
GW- whatever makes me feel happy and pretty in my own skin