So seeing as I received such a good response from my last post asking you all about whether you thought adding a fitness and health element to my blog was a good idea, I thought the best way to start would be to share my story in a little bit of detail with you all, so I hope you enjoy😊 also thank you to everyone who liked and commented on that post telling me to do it and that they wanted to see this series! It means a lot💓
My journey started with health and fitness when I was 16 or 17. As school wasn’t the nicest experience for me and wasn’t a place that I felt comfortable, I turned to food, which is always an unhealthy decision.
It wasn’t until I turned 18 or so that I thought that I needed to get my confidence up and go back to being the old happy me. As I had just turned 18, I was off to college in a couple of months and I made a promise to myself that I would try my best to become a healthy, happy, outgoing person again.
And that’s exactly what I did, I started by cutting out the sugary drinks and sweets/treats, after I had that under control, I then decided to up my water intake and drink around 2 litres a day. Then I slowly cut down on carbs and began to eat more veg and fruit. Well as much as a fussy eater like me can. 😛
The last change which is one that some people find most daunting is exercise. Once I got in the mind frame of working out, I was working out up to 5 days a week. Each day I would target a different part of my body, doing an hours cardio and up to an hour of weight training. Whenever I was weight training I used the fitness blender videos on YouTube and I would definitely recommend them as I still use them for all my home workouts today. I’ll leave a link for you to check them out here:
After a year of sorting out my diet and fitness I had lost nearly all the weight I wanted. I then spent the next year seeing if I could maintain the weight loss along with having a good social life in college and I am happy to say that I have achieved that. So that leads me to where I am today where a small amount I’ve left to lose but my priority is getting back to my fitness level that I was at when I was 18. Hopefully this won’t take too long once I get my frame of mine back to working out a lot but with the stress of college and work that can sometimes be a bit difficult.
Of course along this journey it wasn’t always as easy as I may have made it sound. I went through ups and downs and hated myself and my body for a long time before I began to feel comfortable in my skin, of course there are still things that I need to work on or some parts I would like to change but for the most part I have made it where I feel good in my own skin.
Its honestly just a habit that you need to break and once it is broken then there is no stopping you from achieving anything. Something that I found helped me a lot was people who were in the same boat as me, a lot of women post on instagram and have accounts dedicated to their eating and working out, a bit like a diary. If you did not know this part of instagram existed, it does and they are the nicest and most inspirating girls that help keep each other on track during the good and bad times, so definitely check them out, I still follow a good few of them on my instagram at the moment.
I hope this post helped you see a bit into my journey, I will be going in to more detail on the things I struggled with at the start and things I still struggle with today. But I hope this was a useful post for you all to understand a bit more about my journey. Let me know in the comments what you thought and any other posts you would like to see in the future. See you in my next post.
Thank you for reading,