While my 2016 was like most people’s, I do have to say I’ve done at least one thing I am very proud of. Over the course of this year I lost 60+ pounds just by doing a better job being active and monitoring what I put inside my body. Not only do I feel healthier, I feel more confident. I always promised and told myself I would lose weight and 2016 was the year I decided to take that step.

I was about 130/135 lbs before, and about 111 after. These two months were definitely a lot of hard work but it’s beyond worth it- I have never been happier or more confident in my body :) Update: If you want to lose weight, you need to change your mindset. Don’t focus on the pounds lost, focus on the strength and health gained.

Dear whoever is reading this post,

Stop hating yourself, even if it is really hard (and I do know the feeling).

Stop being jealous of everyone around you, because other people’s success isn’t your failure.

Stop starving and overtrain because society tells you that you’re not valuable if you don’t look a certain way.

Instead, start loving yourself for who you really are.

Start being happy for other people happiness and success. Surround yourself with people who actually loves you and let go of everyone who’s bringing you down and is toxic to you.

Start eating healthier because you love who you already are but want to improve yourself to be a better version of you.

Just know that it will take a lot of times. But people are here for you. And it’s ok to fail sometimes (or even most of the time). You’re simply human. Live.

So I appreciate that my after photo is cropped at the side so it’s more difficult to see progress. However, mega progress in just wearing a swimsuit and short shorts and feeling comfortable! Let alone then being able to share a photo of me looking like that on the Internet!!! Whoop whoop.
Feeling good.
Trying to pump myself up for the inevitable gain I’ll see on the scales tonight, but I went on holiday and it was great and I had lovely food, and even if I’ve undone a few pounds, I haven’t undone the whole 3 stone. So I still deserve to be please with myself :)