These pictures were taken about two years apart. I’m 5'10. My highest weight was 185, and on the right I’m 140. Weight loss has been an up and down journey for a long time for me. My biggest struggle has been trying to flip my lifestyle overnight and then bouncing back a few weeks later, and then the cycle would repeat over and over again because I was obsessed. Now, my success has been because I’ve found forms of exercise I love (hiking! yoga!) and I’ve replaced each bad habit with a good habit, one at a time. The results will come.
Did someone say Transformation Tuesday? I could never put into words all of the positive changes that have occurred in my life since making the decision to change myself and my health. 75lbs, binge drinking, and careless eating are all gone in return for gained strength, confidence, happiness, healthfulness, etc etc etc.
It is so important to understand that you’re worth it, all of those things I just mentioned & more. Live the life you were meant to. BE healthy, become strong, live happily.💚
In the past year and a half - two years, I have, through countless trials and errors, countless breakdowns, countless moments where I had given up completely, I managed to push through and lose 39 lbs. When I first began, I weighed 168 lbs, I could barely make it up a flight of stairs without wheezing, and I had absolutely hated myself. Now, after months and months of dedication and perseverance, I weigh 129 lbs and a majority of those 129 lbs is muscle. I am strong. I am proud to say that I consider myself an athlete. I run multiple times a week, I lift heavy, I practice yoga daily, I’ve begun practicing hot yoga, things that used to tire me out don’t even phase me anymore, and I have learned how to love myself again and gained an abundance of body positivity and self confidence.
It is possible. It only takes some time and some dedication.
I’m far from where I want to be, but I’m closer than I’d ever imagined being.
My period is coming soon and fuck everything, I want a bagel. I’ve been really, really good with not buying processed shit at the stores like fake meat or junk, we’ve been cooking our meals with lots of veggies and natural ingredients, but sometimes I just need a good bagel.
A lot can change in four years, and where you are at the end of it is 100% up to you. Hard work, consistency and always believing that you are capable of achieving greatness are the key ingredients to lasting weightloss. The last few years have been full of ups and downs but at the end of the day I had a goal in mind and I stuck to it. Just know that you can do it. It is possible. You just have to decide to start today.
Over the last 3 years I’ve worked at losing 85 lbs and keeping it off. It’s a constant struggle but the fight is worth it. Your health is worth it!
I started this blog to keep myself accountable and I’d love to help others on their journeys the way that so many have helped me. If you need motivation or just someone to chat with, please reach out to me! I’d love to know more about it!
I started in August 2014, dropped a majority of my weight by November through a 1200 calorie diet and long walks. Since November, I have been eating 1300-1600 calories, do yoga, and have lost an additional 20lbs.
I am finally back onto tumblr! So sorry for the huge delay on my before & after
This was taken on August 13. If you haven’t read my past posts; I decided to do my own 30 day paleo challenge. Usually, the whole30 challenge involves no cheats, but I allowed myself 1 cheat meal at the end of the week. I also did the Yourtea teatox along with my challenge. As for physical activity, I only did yoga 2-3 times a week during my 30 day challenge.
Waist: 24 in!!!!!!
5 inches lost & 3 lb. down in 30 days!!!
Tips on doing the 30 Day Paleo Challenge
1. Do whats best for you! I allowed myself ONE cheat meal (sometimes just a snack) once a week***
2. BIG breakfast. Huge emphasis on big. I would have one meat portion (ground beef, steak, bacon) and three eggs.
3. Drink A LOT of liquids. I think I had a gallon of water a day o_o It’ll keep you full and your cravings DOWN.
4. Most importantly, do it with a friend, family member, coworker, whoever! I couldn’t have done it without my boyfriend.