Gym Rat

Okay that title might be a bit excessive considering I have only gone to the gym a few times. I have to tell Y’all that I am really excited though… I have always watched “The Biggest Loser” and couldn’t believe that there are people out there that end up loving to work out. I desperately wanted to be one of those people, but I didn’t think I ever would be.

L had a birthday a few weeks ago and when I looked at the pictures I couldn’t believe how disgusting I looked. I just wasn’t pleased with my body and how I looked in everything I wore. Something clicked… hardcore. I decided that I wanted to make a change, I wanted to get healthier and I wanted to start going to the gym.
I have a close friend that has been working out to become a Bikini competitor. I asked her advice and she said that I could go to the gym with her and she would help me. I was thrilled that she wanted to take the time to help me.
I got ready the first day and went to the gym not knowing what to expect. I am the type that is embarrassed that i’m not going to know what to do with the machines, that I will look out of place, yadda yadda yadda. I put that all behind me and went with no expectations. Two hours later we walked out of the gym laughing and me feeling amazing. I was able to keep up with everything she showed me (obv at a lower weight). I didn’t need to bow out and I told myself the entire time that I was able to do it. The next morning I woke up and I didn’t hurt, the day after that still didn’t hurt. It’s like my body was telling me that I was doing the right thing.

The next step was changing what I ate at home. I haven’t made a HUGE change with this yet. I don’t eat much at all which is my biggest issue. I have to get meal prepping so there is always something on hand to eat. I no longer use sugar, I don’t salt my food after I cook it and I have started eating veggies. I also, on most days, get my proper intake of water. So all in all I am starting on the right path. I gotta tell ya  i’m feeling good about myself. I am proud and encouraged.

Everyday since I have been doing something small at home. Squats while I make dinner, or listening to music and dancing like crazy with the kids. I can’t wait to actually start seeing the results. I am down .7 pounds this week and I know it will be more before I know it. My overall goal is like 50-75 pounds, but I am starting out with 5. Once I lose 5 I will go for 5 more and so on and so forth. I am going to run/walk in a 5k at the end of October and am hoping to do a Half/full marathon this time next year. I want to be that person that goes for a run to clear their head, or takes the kids out for a run on the heritage trail for fun. I want to be the mom that does yoga and can sit on the floor for an hour without feeling stiff to play with the kids. I am excited to be that person. Not to mention picking a dress off the rack and just throwing it on and looking amazing.

Exciting things are on the horizon people. My mind and body are finally aligned. I am finally in the place I wanted to be for so long and I feel like this time is different because this time I want it, Im excited for it and I can’t wait to get back to the gym. Loving life people, i’m loving life!

Thanks for all the support from my friends and family so far.

XX

T1567

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