I remember taking that first ‘before’ photo and thinking “this is where it starts, this is where I’m going to work out 5 times a week every week and eat right almost every day for the rest of my life. I’ll be fit, and healthy, and have the exact body I had in high school” Yup I was wrong with every. single. word.
Pictures on the left were taken in the late summer/fall of 2015 and photo on the right was taken a couple weekends ago. When I first started I wasn’t committed(no change of eating and just randomly working out), then I became obsessed (counting every calorie, diet fads, diet pills, always working out before fueling my body properly, skipping a meal here and there) and then when I realized being obsessed is just as unhealthy as being unhealthy, I quit everything (almost gaining all my fat back in addition to quitting exercising and eating bad again). I needed to get my mind right first, and that is okay.
This journey takes time, and it takes starting and stopping as many times as you need to find your balance. Temporary diets, pills, skipping meals, and counting every calorie that goes in and out of your body may work initially but it’s stressful and it just won’t last.
I’ve finally come to a part in my life where I am eating right 90% of the time (not being restrictive, still having treats) and getting into a physical activity routine with a workout program that I love (which is the hardest part for me). Now, I’ve officially been working out 4-5 days a week for 5 weeks straight and this post is to keep me accountable and truthful to the process. So thanks for reading if you still are