This is my first update since I’ve started this blog, and I figured that I should take a break from posting recipes to let you all know how I’ve been doing with my diet.
So far, I’ve lost 13 pounds since November 10, 2015 – I currently weigh at 183 pounds. I’ve actually changed trainers since then because my trainer left the gym (*tear sob choke*), so my workout regimen is vastly different now from what I had before – I went from HIIT/TRX/yoga/pilates/core workouts to pure weights/strength training, which has definitely changed how I lose weight. With my old trainer, I was losing 2 pounds a week, but now I lose a pound every 2 weeks or so. It was a little discouraging at first since I couldn’t see the physical pounds drop on the scale (more pure vanity on my sake) – but once I started noticing that I needed smaller sized clothes, it made me feel better knowing that my body composition was changing for the better, even though the scale wasn’t tipping as low as it was before. In hindsight, I think this was all for the better – I needed to build muscle in order to tighten up areas that were starting to sag from the rapid weight loss.
So far, I’m pretty happy with the results (don’t you see my beaming smile!). I know that I still have more to go, but I’m amazed as to how far I’ve come. I never thought that I would drop 50 pounds in 9 months. Not only that, I’ve noticed that I’m more flexible, I move faster, and I’m checking myself out in the mirror more…LOL In the end, I’m not ashamed of myself and feeling more confident that I’ve ever felt before.
Going through this weight loss challenge has also made me realized that losing weight is not impossible – that it really does take a lot of hard work and strategy in order to hit my goal. Now, more than ever, it’s also making me think of other goals that I had pushed in the back burner because I thought they were impossible – and it’s all because of losing weight.
I’m so grateful for all the people who have come into my life to help support me with this challenge, both in the past and in the present. It helps knowing that whenever I want to just roll back in the covers to sleep rather than doing cardio at 6:30am, that I think of my goal and the people who support me, and I do my cardio anyway, no matter how tired or drained I am. It helps that no matter what, I have to keep going, chugging along, remembering that this is for no one else but for ME.
And so you have it – I’m almost halfway there, and I’m so excited to see the results in the months to come!