Before - Circa 140-147ish pounds
After - 125 pounds.
Height- 5”5 and a half
I will never look at myself before and say that I was repulsed by my weight. Yes I was really curvy, I was voluptuous, but I will never say that I was NOT beautiful. I am blessed to be where I am right now but I don’t want to say that through going to the gym daily and counting my calories were the ways I achieved my weight loss. My weight loss was not due to restricting myself and insane workout routines but rather I owe it to a new mind set on just being healthy and yes that involved eating what I wanted just all in all in smaller portions.
The secret to weight loss in my opinion is NOT through dieting or spending excessive hours at the gym. Although I mean it is great to go and I love the gym, the secret in reality is in changing your mindset. I one day thought to myself how much I overindulge myself from clothing to good foods, I always had to have more than the average Joe and so I thought to myself I’m going to stop taking my blessings for granted, give back and treat my body right. Started going to the gym at first only twice a week and I didn’t cut anything out, I merely sized my plate down. I donated the insane amount of clothes I owned that I would never wear to charities and I began to volunteer 5-10 hours a week working with troubled youth. All the extra activity made the weight loss go by without me even really realising it and I just felt good about myself because my goal wasn’t to fit a standard society set but to take care of myself and give back to the community.
Don’t focus on why you want to be skinny, or how much prettier you will be. Focus on how beautiful you are really and how blessed you may be. Do things with patience and determination, work out to be healthy so you can run that triathlon without a fear, eat right so your body can be energised and not stuffed and tired. Treat yourself with what you love, just cut it down in half. And don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not beautiful.