Growing up, I have always struggled with my weight. I was always the chubby girl, the unsporty girl, the girl who would do anything to get out of P.E. I’ve never been happy with my weight and I have always yo-yo’d up and down.
Then, at the start of 2015 I set myself a goal to lose weight for our holiday to Walt Disney World in June 2015. I lost about a stone and documented my fitness journey on this blog – I was so proud of myself for going running 3x a week, lifting weights and getting fit!
But after our holiday, I lost motivation. There was nothing to concentrate on, no end goal and I ended up falling back into not exercising, eating awfully and I put on a stone and a half.
I felt low, I felt fat and I felt ugly. I remember going into town to get my haircut earlier this year and feeling like everyone was staring at me. They weren’t, but I felt like they were and knew something had to change.
So when I started my new job at the end of March, I set myself little goals. I started walking to the train station in the morning (which takes 25 minutes), taking the stairs and eating healthier.
Now it’s October, and I’ve lost the weight I put on! Once the weight loss started and I started to feel more confident, I started going back to the gym a few times a week, made better food choices and I don’t intend to slow down!
I’m doing this the healthy way so there’s no sudden weight drop, it’s taking time but that hopefully means the weight will stay off. I’m now back to where I was when we went to Walt Disney World and I’m hoping that now I can keep going.
I use the crosstrainer at the gym and use the weight machines at least twice a week (hoping to up this to three times a week) and I feel a lot fitter. I’m starting to see myself build a little bit of muscle too, which is exciting!
So I definitely feel a lot happier and I’m going to go back to writing my bi-weekly fitness updates. I’m going to try and get back into running because I really miss going for runs and I’m hoping to get my gym to make a fitness plan for me.
For those of you who have told me about your fitness journeys before – how are they going? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!