What I didn’t mention is that while yes, I had a blast over the last four months – having a carefree attitude when it came to food, drinks and whether or not I chose to workout – the weight gain truly started about a year ago.
After my break-up, I had a sense of freedom due to the fact that throughout that relationship, I felt a lot of pressure to be thin. This was a good and bad thing because during the time we were together, I was actually in really good shape, but I also became a bit obsessive about it. I still had a poor body image when I looked like this…
and I continued to think I was fat.
Looking back on photos, I’d love to have that body again and I will…it’s just going to take some time and dedication to get back there. Ten pounds isn’t going to be that hard to lose assuming I’m getting workouts in and eating better. The steps are easy, it’s just putting them into play day after day.
What’s great about losing the weight and getting in killer shape this time around…it’s all for ME! I’m not doing it to satisfy someone else’s needs or to make someone else happy, I’m doing all for myself and to feel good and confident again. I want to look in the mirror and be proud of my body and the muscle I’m adding. To pull up the pants that got a bit tight and have extra room in them!
The 6-week challenge is just a start. Obviously, I’m going to continue on after that to keep doing better and not falling back into that carefree trap. It’s going to be a bit of a lifestyle change, but I’m ready. I want it! And nothing is going to stop me from getting it!
Today is day 4 and I can already feel changes happening and I know I want it BAD because I’ve yet to snooze though an early morning workout. Waking up at 4:50 sucks BUT I keep doing it because I want this! The hardest part is being patient for the results, but I know that once I’m seeing the signs, it’ll drive me to work even harder.
I’m going to weigh myself tomorrow morning to see if there has been any movement on the scale. I don’t want to obsess over the scale, but just use it as a motivator.
I’ll be back with an update soon!