Hi Hi Hi!
First off, for those of you who are following my journey, I just want to take a moment to say thank you! I must say, it’s difficult to do these big changes when it feels like it’s just you making the changes, so I’m glad that hopefully I can help/motivate some of you to take that first step.
A few years ago…
I started a weight-loss journey. My main goal was to see the number on the scale go down by any means, and I really mean by ANY means. I would skip meals and cut my portion sizes down so much that in the middle of the night I could hear my stomach growling for food. I even replaced some of my meals with iced coffees. That was a horrible way to go about it, but I was so focused on the number.
Then I started bowling collegiately and I realized that I could no longer do that to my body. I needed nutrients and I needed the energy from food – so I stopped caring about what the scale said and focused on bowling.
During my last year in college I was working in retail and I began to lose some weight because of the long hours I would have working or going to school and most days doing both! I didn’t step on a scale, but I could tell by the way my clothes fit me. My jeans started to fit a little better in the waist, my body’s silhouette became smoother, my face became thinner, and I felt great! I had a great balance of exercise and food intake. I didn’t overeat and I wasn’t starving myself.
I wanted to share this for those of you who are struggling with the numbers you’re seeing – It’s not all about what the scale says. The scale doesn’t take into consideration the inches you’re losing and the muscle you’re gaining – your weight changes throughout the day too! How can we become so obsessed with a number that changes so often and is so sensitive to everything?! What matters is the measurements, what you see in the mirror, how you feel in your cloths and the most important, how you feel physically. The journey to becoming fit or even living a healthy lifestyle is all about doing what’s best for your body.
Whether it’s walking for 15 minutes or going on the bike for 30 minutes. It’s all about taking baby steps. You’re going to have to face the reality that you will not see results overnight. It’s a process/journey. All you need to do is take the first step – as cliche as that sounds, it’s true. However, if you find that you stop, don’t be discouraged. Just thinking of it as closing one chapter and starting a new one.
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Continue to follow me on my journey and I’d love to follow you on yours!