I thought I’d share my arm progress with you beautiful people! I weighed in at 153lbs this morning- first time under 160 in 4 years!
The first picture was taken on August 12 2013, the first day I finally decided to change something and stick with it. I had always relied on organized sports in high school to keep my fit, but without that, I let myself go. I never worked out and I ate terribly whenever I felt depressed, which was pretty frequently. I was in denial about my weight for quite a long time, but one day I tried on an old pair of jeans and it hit me.
I’d tried “fad” diets and all sorts of pills, but nothing worked. In August, I decided to change my life instead of just my diet. I started cutting out sugar, salt, and fat, which is HARD. That stuff is truly addicting. I took 6 months to establish a healthy relationship with food. Now I eat almost 100% organic and absolutely no soda. The taste change happened slowly, but now I can’t eat candy bars cause they’re too sugary.
In December I started working out 3 times a week, and actually pushing myself. You need to sweat every single times!! I joined CrossFit two months ago (which I was afraid to do), but I absolutely love it! It’s hard but it kicks my ass and that’s what I really need. I try to get in at least 3 workouts per week, but I found a great job that lets me be on my feet and active all day, which definitely helps. I went from a size 14 to a size 8 in less than one year.
I feel so much more strong and fit and sexy. Take it slow, and love yourself along the way. You’ll mess up and get off track and feel like nothing’s working, but keep at it! It doesn’t happen overnight.
“The only time we are willingly change is when we discover something we want MORE… But you have to want a new life more than you want to hang on to your old one. When you’re ready, you’ll thank yourself for finally doing it instead of waiting any longer." -Timber Hawkeye
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