Monday, July 15, 2013
I feel like this past week was a huge success for me. Two weeks ago, I started a Mon-Fri workout routine that I have stuck to without missing a day. I even have started to realize that I enjoy working out! It's so easy to forget how good it makes me feel.
I've also been drinking a LOT of water. Ever since I was little, I've never really enjoyed drinking water. But after buying a really cute water bottle and promising myself to drink two of them, I've gotten to the point where I have the bottle by my side whenever I'm at the house. And I've seen the results on the scale! Between working out and drinking water, I've lost around 5 pounds last week, which brings me back to the weight I was before I slid last month. I feel so encouraged!
I also got an accountability buddy this month. She has been so helpful! It's amazing how knowing there is someone to talk to about my ups and downs has given me more strength and confidence. She isn't judgmental of me at all because she is going through a lot of the same things I am. And since she's trying to "not cheat" even when eating out, that gave me the courage to watch what I order and my portion sizes when I go out. I never knew that I really had the ability to say "no" to food. But just through talking with her, I've found the willpower to make better choices about what I put in my body.
I've been abusing my body for about 7 years. I ate what I wanted and thought of exercise as something to dread. I forgot what it really feels like to be eating healthy and getting exercise. Now, with the progress I've made in one week, I'm hoping I can reverse what I've done by the end of next summer.
Here's a picture of me in high school, when I was a healthier weight and taking care of my body. This is my inspiration. I'm the one in the red.
Here's me now.
I know there may not seem to be a huge difference to you, but I've actually gained about 50 lbs since that first picture. I know I have a ways to go, but I can do it!