My journey began in 2014. It was the start of my 6th-grade year, and of course, over the summer all the girls had learned about make-up, high heels, fashion, etc. Then, there was little old me with my oversized camo jacket, hair parted down the middle, and shoes I had probably had since 4th grade, but worst of all, I weighed 156.3 lbs. I felt embarrassed that all my friends in my class had a small waist and thin legs, yet I was still in my overweight stage. I had been overweight since about 3rd grade, and this was the year I realized that if I didn’t work for it, I would never have my ideal body. And from there is where it started.
At this time, my mom was about to do a 24 day cleanse, so I joined in, ate right, took the probiotics and in 24 days I had lost about 20 lbs, and it was up and down from there. I was happy with my loss, but still wasn’t my ideal size, so I chose to keep bettering my eating and exercise habits to see what would happen. I would research the internet for detoxing, healthy recipes, workouts, and everything else that I thought could contribute to my weight loss, but some days I would eat a Little Debbie or a stack of pancakes, then feel horrible about myself.
I developed an unhealthy relationship with food. I would binge, eat too much, too little, or not at all. This method was dropping some pounds, but probably in the most unhealthy way, so I didn’t care. After two years of this, I had worked my way down to my lowest weight of 115.0 lbs. I was finally happy with the numbers I saw, but not the way I was obtaining it. Thankfully, after an eternity of being obsessed with every piece of food that went into my mouth, I found new inspiration! I found new workouts, new food, and had great friends and family to help me.
As of now, I am the happiest I’ve been in a while. I found balance in my eating and exercising, and I currently weigh 120.0 lbs. Recently I’ve become a pescatarian and have focused mainly on muscle building and maintaining. My habits certainly aren’t perfect, but they are surely better than they used to be.
Below are 5 of the tips I used to get fit!
1) Drink lots of water!! ( I drink a gallon a day)
2) Find something or someone that inspires you! ( I love Sylvester Stallone)
3) Find an exercise plan and eating plan that works for you! ( I mostly eat healthy foods, but I don’t wholly restrict myself, then I am also a pescatarian, which means I don’t eat meat, except some occasional seafood. I also love to run and do strength training)
4) Look for natural ways to detox your body and have energy! ( I take a B-Complex vitamin for energy, and I absolutely love drinking herbal teas for detoxing)
5) And finally, don’t let the numbers discourage you. Everyone has their own unique body type, but your weight does not determine who you are.
” The numbers on the scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull. It will not tell you how amazing, beautiful, unique, hard-working, and loved you are.”