Weight Loss Journey
UGH…where do I begin?! The summer of my junior year of high school I lost 50 pounds by switching to a healthy lifestyle aka diet & exercise. My senior year I lost an additional 25 pounds before going to college so I was 5’8” and 125 lbs my freshman year of college. What happened next? COLLEGE. That is what happened. I went to x-ray school for 2 years and then went on to ultrasound for another 2. It wasn’t the “freshman 15” for me, it was more like the freshman 40! So through all of the stress of school, busy life, and new environment I have unfortunately managed to put all the weight back on in 4 years. Now before you think I am blaming school for the weight gain, Im not. I am taking full responsibility for my bad health choices and this has been quite the learning experience, but a good learning experience because I know that I will NEVER let this happen again. I am on a journey to lose all the weight again and this time I will not fail on keeping it off. I graduated ultrasound school this February and I have lost 15 pounds in 2 months so I have 45 lbs left to go. I decided that I am not going to aim for 125 because that was a little too thin for my stature but this time I am going to aim for a fit 150 lbs. 150 is within the normal weight category for my BMI. I have the knowledge and the “how to” lose weight, but my problem is the motivation and incorporating it into my schedule…not to mention that I love food! I love looking at tumblr fitness and weight loss blogs. I don’t think that people that haven’t been overweight in their life realize the struggles of losing weight. It takes a strong willed person to go through that struggle. When I lost all my weight the first time, I kept things to myself. I didn’t tell people I was trying to lose weight and when people asked me what I was doing I said nothing. It was just something I had to do for myself on my own. This time around I am going to be more open and share my weight loss journey. Now after losing weight, gaining it back, and trying to lose it again I have realized that it is harder to take off the pounds than to have never gained them in the first place. I wish I would have known that a long time ago. For the beginning of this new journey, I took “before” pictures in February and I cried. I have never done something like that before and it was really hard to do that and to really look at myself for who I am, without the baggy t-shirt and sweat pants. I have not posted them yet because I am anxiously waiting to take those “after” pics! So follow me as I try to incorporate fitness, healthy food, and motivation into my life!
Bear with me as I am currently developing this site. I am learning html format through trial and error so keep coming back because it will keep getting better, I promise! I didn’t want to pay for a theme and the free ones they give you are so boring so I think so far i amon the right track on modifying the free theme I got. In the future, once I have the html format down, I will share with you some codes and websites to use for help. Right now I am trying to develop a sidebar with links to workouts so if you have any advice on how to do that, please message me! **disclaimer** I am still confused with copyright stuff on tumblr, so if I don’t give credit where credit is due, let me know and I’ll remove the picture/post asap.