The picture on the left is from 2012, I was 22 years old and probably at my heaviest weight ever. Binge drinking and eating whatever I wanted throughout college, and hardly ever exercising definitely caught up to me. I was so unhappy with the way I looked but I didn’t even know where to start to get back on track.
In May of 2013, I met my boyfriend right before graduating, I was so shocked he showed any interest in me, as I was so unhealthy and unhappy with myself. He could see my pain and how self conscious I was around him and politely suggested I join him at the gym. He was the exact motivation I needed to kick start my weight loss journey. We began going to the gym January 2014 Monday-Saturday for about an hour a day; I changed my diet and cut out all soda and nearly all junk foods, started eating smaller portions, and just became more aware of what I was putting in my body.
There were some days I dreaded going to the gym, some days I made up excuses, faked injuries, secretly binge ate junk food, but when I started to personally see my physical results and started having friends and family take notice, that’s when I knew that the harder I work, the more it will pay off.
The picture on the right is from this year (2014), I am 23 years old, my current weight is 158, I’m 5’2 and still working on where I want to be.
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