Saturday, January 05, 2013
With 113.2 lbs lost in 3 years, I have seen a drastic change in my appearance when the scale hasn't moved at certain times in my journey. If the scale doesn't look good, my physical appearance definitely does because the muscle tone from exercise has shaped me.
Someone who is starting to get healthy may want to look thinner and associate that with eating less. It is obvious that Exercise and Nutrition both work to transform your body. Exercise burns fat and builds muscle. When we first start exercising more regularly, we may not be able to do a lot in terms of time and exertion. With time, we can exert ourselves more as we start losing the pounds. The initial weight loss is water weight held in the fat cells and then you start burning fat.
On my 1st weight loss journey from 2005-2007, I dropped 75 inches and 187 lbs. I had never lost more than 90 lbs before so this was a huge success and the unlocking of my mentality that I could be healthy. The possibilities became endless in my mind but I hadn't dealt with the issues that caused to be so obese in the first place.
In 2009, I found myself with 153 lbs of excess weight gained back. I changed my situation by meeting the man of my dreams and moving to another country. After three years and 113.2 lbs lost, I have effectively dealt with the issues that caused my weight gain.
I can say that I found the happiness and love I searched for my whole life. I feel so confident, even with 39.8 lbs left to lose because my muscle tone and endurance are amazing! I have someone who appreciates my physical appearance and also my mental stability that has taken me through this difficult journey a 2nd time. I look better than my 1st journey at the weight I am now because of the extreme exercising I am doing.
After 5 years, I finally reached ONEderland and I am trying to get far enough below to not see those numbers again. Even when I start having babies, I never want to go over 200 lbs again. It is a lifelong dream for me to have a family and I am soooooo anxious to lose the last 39.8 lbs. It is extremely difficult, eating less than 1200 calories and doing a lot of fitness but I am extremely dedicated.
The way people treat you when you are close to goal weight is a far cry from when you start the journey.
I am here to say to all those people that don't like their physical appearance, be the change everyday, change your mentality and then your body will follow. Do the hard work, make the effort and fitness can give you a muscle tone that will dazzle your appearance. Keep working at it, don't give up!
I am proof, not one but two triple digit weight losses, it CAN be done!