About 42 weeks ago, I totally flipped my lifestyle around. So far I’ve lost 60 pounds, dropped 5 pant sizes and 3 shirt sizes, but I’ve gained mental strength, self acceptance and self love.
People constantly ask me how I’ve stayed motivated and what I do to maintain my weight. I workout and I lift daily, I eat healthy and follow as close to a paleo diet as possible, but I cheat all the time! The difference is that I have learned about myself and my body in this process that I’ve figured out what works for me and my body type. I have become so in tune with myself not only physically but mentally that I’m more aware of what’s around me and what this beautiful Earth has to offer. Being mindful of who and what benefit me has really played a huge role in my life, and I no longer accept people who do not accept me. And that is enough motivation for me-to constantly be in the moment and experiencing life, and not only experiencing it but enjoying it. To not be so worried about unnecessary things. Before all of this, I was so caught up in wanting to look like someone else or be someone else. But now, I just want to be me and I want to push me to my fullest extent and be the best ME I can be, for you only have yourself in this short life.
I now want to get up every morning and be active and be apart of this world. I want to not only help myself but help anyone who needs it. I will not stand in the superficial stereotypes of who or what I need/should be. I do not rely on others for happiness, I rely on myself to make me laugh or if I’m in the gutter and I need to get out. I try hard at everything I do because I want to better myself in any aspect possible, because why wouldn’t I? I have one life to live, and now I have the will and energy to do anything I want to do.
I am not the person I was 42 weeks ago, but instead I am a strong, intuitive and adventurous person, and much much more. I never knew what it was like to look in the mirror and accept the reflection until now. This has opened my eyes to a whole new world. I am far from where I want to be and the things I will experience, but I am a thousand steps closer than I ever was. #myfitnessjourney #weightloss