Posted this a couple weeks early but I just couldn’t wait any longer to show everyone. I’m so proud of myself for doing this 100% natural and healthy. No pills, no wraps, no shakes, no crazy diets, no drug addictions, just lots of hard work and dedication. If I can do it, you can do it.
And remember, no matter how slow youre running, you’re always lapping the person sitting on the couch:)
Right now, i have to admit I’m feeling pretty crappy about myself. And I shouldn’t. I may not have the motivation to workout but I have been eating so much healthier and even lost around 6lbs since doing so. I really need to remember what I am capable of and that this isn’t anywhere near over. 10 more days till the move then I’m hoping I can kick into beast mode!
I am 2 months into this journey and i still have a lot more to go. I always thought there was some hidden secret to losing weight and made things too difficult for myself. Then it just hit me, that i can do this, and i am strong enough to make my goal. I have been exercising 5 days a week (running and weight training) and eating clean. Every meal i have a veggie, protein, and carb. Then i snack throughout the day. I have only been drinking water. I am excited to see my end results. I will keep you guys updated if you would like :)
From last year to this year! My life changed the moment I decided I was worth it and that I deserved to be happy, because for such a long time I wasn’t. I hated the way I looked to re point where I would stay inside and avoid doing fun things with friends, because I hated trying to find something to wear that wouldn’t make me feel fat. One day I was just over it. I was over missing out on such a beautiful, exciting world because of being unhappy with myself. So I changed my lifestyle, got off my ass and made a change. It was the best decision I’ve ever made, because I’m happier now than I could have ever imagined being a year ago. If I can do it, I swear so can you! 💜
Starting weight: 313 lbs. (3/13/14) First pictures: 297 lbs. (4/5/14) Second pictures: 243 lbs. (9/14/14)
6 months - 70 pounds gone!
It’s amazing how 6 months can change so much. I am stronger and happier than I have been in many, many years. My depression is much more manageable now too. It was hard work, but simple; eat healthy foods in a moderate calorie range (1800 - 2300 day), exercise (cardio and lifting), and taking time for my mental/spiritual wellbeing.
I’m embarrassed to be showing these photos but some people wanted to see my progress from the last year. I’m not where I want to be but for the first time seeing these photos side by side I actually see that I lost weight. I still have a long way to go but at least I made progress
Thought it was time for another before and after, although I’m still a work in progress.
The last few months my body has changed a lot, it’s a lot stronger and I’ve built a lot of mucle. It may not be visible in these last pics, but believe me: I lift heavier than ever before and I run faster and further than I ever could’ve imagined.
The two last pictures shows that my upper body strength has increased, and that my horrible bloated belly has shrunk into something that reminds a lot of a flat stomach ;)
27 lbs off my body, and I’m not sure if I want to lose more weight. I probably will lose at bit more when running season starts, but over all I think I want to focus on building muscles and tone my arms and back.