Why I Started My Fitness Journey

Ever since I was little, I was a chunky girl. You could look as far back of pictures of me when I was 3 and I was thick. Not huge, but just thicker than average. But gradually throughout the years, that little extra thickness grew and grew until finally I was 12 years old, only 5’2 and 170 pounds. On the BMI chart, I was technically considered obese. That gave me the wake up call I needed.

At that age, I went on a weight loss regimen and ended up losing the weight. For years now, my weight has steadied at 150 pounds. I have tried to lose about 20 pounds more now for years but to no avail. But it was because I never really took it seriously. I wanted to keep my same eating habits and still somehow lose the weight. But that’s just not possible. If you want to lose the weight for good, you need to change your habits for good too. Since my attempt at losing the weight over the past few years didn’t work, I tried to convince myself that I was happy with the way I looked, that I was content, and didn’t even want to lose the weight anyways. But in reality, that was a big fat lie.

I really didn’t feel comfortable. I felt too big and the style of clothes that I wanted to wear just didn’t flatter my current weight. I felt really self conscious and insecure all the time. I would even hide my face with my hair so that it’d somehow look slimmer. But finally on May 2018, I had my breaking point and decided that enough was enough.

I was tired of acting like everything was OK when it wasn’t. I was ready to finally get myself together and lose the weight. I was and still am determined and motivated to lose the weight. I want to finally be confident no matter what I wear. I’m tired of hiding behind clothes. I’m ready to get my life together, be the person I want to be and finally live my life. I want to live a full and exciting life but I can’t do that if I’m constantly scared and hiding behind oversized clothes. It was finally time to reclaim my life. I just wanted to reach this weight loss goal once and for all. I didn’t want to be someone who was never happy with how they look, just constantly feeling miserable.

So for the past month I’ve been putting in the work to reach my goals. I’ve been hitting the gym three times a week and each time I go, I make sure I kill it! I’ve always eaten healthy so this time I just make sure that I’m eating portion controlled. I’m happy to say too that after 5 weeks, I’m seeing great results! I can’t wait to show you guys the complete results when I reach week 12 of my fitness transformation.

I hope this article has helped motivate any of you who may have felt the way I did. As I continue on my fitness journey, I’ll share with you all my results and the things that I’ve learned along the way so that it can hopefully help you all.

How many of you are currently on your own fitness journey? And for those of you that are, what was your reason for starting? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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