Hey everyone, I hope your all doing well and welcome to my blog. Today I am back talking about something that means a lot to me and that is my weight loss journey so far. Seeing as recently I’ve added a fitness segment to my blog I thought it would be a good idea to show you why I got into fitness and what gave me the motivation to change my lifestyle and eating habits to therefore become healthier and most importantly to become more self aware of my body and loving it for what it is. If you are reading this and feel triggered by anything food or weight loss related, please do not read this post, in no means am I writing this post to offend or trigger any body I am just showing you my journey so far and what I have achieved. Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes and every one of them sizes are perfect. I hope you enjoy this post, If you do, make sure to give this a like and a comment and if you want to see more from me, follow my blog for more, my next post will be up on Monday.
I didn’t start this journey because I thought I was ‘fat’ well in some aspects maybe but I could see a massive difference in my body and skin that if I didn’t change my lifestyle, I’d become unhealthy and I didn’t want that. When coming to university, it can become quite hard to cook yourself healthy meals and have the time to cook healthy meals as I’ve learned because I would come back from a lecture and just have a Pot noodle which is of course unhealthy but it was a quick alternative to spending half an hour cooking something different. From the university, I was also given some money that went on my university card that I could spend at any on campus store including the restaurants and that made a massive difference especially as a student because if you can get a meal paid for you then why would you spend your own money, so before Christmas I was eating out all the time and getting crisps and sweets from the shop which I could also use this card in and I wouldn’t really have anything healthy. When I went home for Christmas I didn’t really eat as much until Christmas day and after because obviously you eat a lot around Christmas and you use that as an excuse. When I went back to university I started to eat the same way I was with going to the restaurants etc till around the end of February when I could tell I was putting on weight. My jeans were becoming tighter and my stomach was a lot more obvious than it previously had been. I had also recently just started my blog so I was getting very self conscious of the photos I was taking and then that’s when I got the motivation to start a healthier lifestyle and to start eating healthier and being more active. (This is what my body looked like before I started eating healthier)
When I first started eating healthy and working out, I did think like most people that i’d automatically lose weight but as we all know, the process does take a while and I would always check the process of my body. In relation to meals, I stopped eating all the junk foods which was mainly crisps and sweets and I also stopped having takeaways and started to eat my 5 a day which really shocked me how easily I was able to transition into it because before, I wouldn’t have my 5 a day which is so bad. In relation to the gym, I would go everyday and make sure I did around an hour workout but I would always feel like it was never enough and after around a month, I started to become addicted to the thought of losing weight and always checking my body in the mirror which I would probably do around 5 times a day so it got really bad, I also went through a period where all I wanted to eat was fruit and vegetables and nothing else because I thought they would make me put on weight till I realised that was going to do me more harm than good. I’ve now been on this healthy lifestyle for around 4 months now and I can’t explain how physically better I feel, besides my weight, I’ve seen a massive improvement in my skin and my skin has cleared up so much and it looks so much brighter, I used to get a lot of spots when I was eating a lot of junk and now I know why, I also feel so much lighter, when I used to eat junk I would always feel sick at the end of the day and I knew it was because my body wasn’t accepting the food, there is nothing better than feeling light and fresh.
Now that I am at home for the summer, I haven’t been able to go to the gym I’ve been feeling really crap about myself and that I would put all the weight back on but then I made a goal for myself to make sure I walk at least 15,000 steps each day and to do a 7 minute workout every day and still eat healthy, this is what my body looks like now, I still have a long way to go till I’m mentally happy with my body but I never do want to stop, I’ve felt so much happier eating healthy. I hope you all enjoyed this blog post. I hope you find it helpful and interesting.
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