My weight loss journey began approximately 8 months ago. My weight had reached an all time high of 183lbs and in that very moment of my life I knew I had to do something before I gained anymore weight. I thought this was so ridiculous because I didn’t even weigh that much when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter. My life in that very moment was in a serious rut. I needed to change my life. I didn’t buy cute clothes or even try to dress up because nothing fit. All I wanted to wear were t-shirts, gym shorts and flip-flops. There were even moments when I would just give up trying to find something to wear and just sit on my bed crying. Depressing right? After my moment of clarity I decided to make an appointment with my primary physician so he could order blood work and do a complete work up on me. After 3 months of blood work he referred me to a Endocrinologist because my thyroid levels were off. At this point I just wanted to feel better and I wasn’t excited about taking medication for my thyroid. After more blood work the specialist finally told me he felt that it wasn’t necessary for me to be on any type of thyroid medicine and would just monitor me in 3 months. I felt so relieved because I HATE taking medicine.
My friend from work, a.k.a “My second mama”, and I started working out with two really great personal trainers who held a work out class at a local community center three times a week. Starting out was a challenge because I was out of shape and completely lost in my weightloss journey. I was commited to stick with it and I was secretly developing a little crush on one of the trainers so that made working out more enjoyable,,Shhh don’t tell..LOL 🙂
Here we are 8 months later and I am proud to say that I have lost a total of 12 lbs. and 4 inches off my waist( my main goal). It is a slow process, but what keeps me going is that I recently had to buy clothes in a smaller size because what I did have to wear was getting too big for me. I am not worried about what the scale says because I only care about the inches I loose.
**Weightloss fact: Muscle weighs more than fat”**
Before I got pregnant I weighed 135lbs at the age of 21. Since then I have realized how much my body has changed and let me just say my hips are bigger. Now I know after having my daughter that my hips will never be the same as before and I am okay with that because I can honestly say I LOVE MY CURVES!!
My main goal through this whole journey is to be healthy, be toned, and being able to feel comfortable in my own skin. It was time for a change and I belive that the right people came into my life to make it happen for me. I still continue to work out 3-4 times a week and try my best to eat clean. Eating has definately been my biggest challenge because I LOVE FOOD!!!