Get ready for lots of talkie and not a lots of pictures. Woo!
I think it was a little more than a year ago that I finally realized that I was not doing ok. I had been taking medication that prevented me from gaining weight. When I stopped taking it, I gained some weight very suddenly. For the first time in my life I wasnt skinny! It hit me pretty hard. And actually, it took me a while to see my body clearly and face the facts- I was bloated all the time, I just had more fat than before.
ANYWAYS, thats when I realized I didnt like this, so I decided to change.
And BAM! I've been eating healthy ever since.
Actually I started small. I started working out for about 20 minutes most days of the week. I was trying everything from Wii games to workout DVDs to just hitting the gym at random. Kris and I tried adding healthy foods (mostly more vegetables) into our diet at dinner. I tried to limit how many times we had fast food in a week. And that work go great for a while, maybe a month or so at a time. Then we'd have too much fast food a while, get sick of it, and go back to "healthy". I watched all the healthy eating documentaries I could find on Netflix and basically started teaching myself how to be healthy after a lifetime of relying on my high metabolism.
However, when school got busy or when I lost sight of why I wanted to change, I'd go right back to how I was living my whole life before. Which is normal!
If you've been doing things one way for 20+ years, you're not going to change that over night, or even in just a couple months!
Again, I'd have a moment where I realized I still wanted to strive for a healthier (ok, skinnier) lifestyle. So I'd eat healthier foods again, work out, yadda yadda. When I found Blogilates I found a workout that inspired me every day. I finally found a workout that I didnt get tired of, that was different every day, and that had me waking up excited to get STRONG, not just burn fat.
So as of now I still struggle with healthy eating. But I've come so far! I eat fruit an vegetables. I cut down on mayonnaise (gahhh I love mayonnaise!), I try to avoid packaged/processed foods and I look at ingredients critically. And I learned that I really like fish or chicken with broccoli as a meal! Though Kris finds that boring.
But after a year of changing my life, do you think I've lost any weight? Meh not really.
Probably shed a couple pounds of fat. Theres still a couple more I'm aiming at.
But whats more impressive is I've gained muscle.
My whole life, aside from being skinny I had no muscle to speak of.
Now, I do!
Kinda. They're small. But they exist!
And... they're addicting!
Like I said, I still want to lose those last couple pounds, but my new, more important plan is to be