BEFORE AND AFTER! :D
August 30 2011: 111.5kgs/ 245lbs
December 1 2012: 72.5kgs/ 159lbs
Total weight loss over 1 year, 3 months: 39kgs/ 86lbs
So, wow?! What an experience this past year has been, as you can see. I went through the grueling process of changing my life shortly after someone mistook me for my pregnant best friend. Needless to say, that was the jab in the heart that I needed to make me re-evaluate my life’s choices.
As I’m sure it’s evident to most who’ve lost weight/are in the process, the beginning is always the most difficult. It’s reassessing food choices, changing those habits that lead us down the path of internal (and external!) destruction. After a few months, the exercise became easier- enjoyable I’d go as far to say. Actually, I just got BETTER. Healthy choices were becoming my own preferred choice and my life began to hit the exponent.
Through dedication, sweat (alot, of sweat) and unwavering drive to succeed the ultimate health and fitness for myself, I blasted through 39kgs of unhealthy fat holding me back in more ways than one. Now, no longer do I hide my body behind long clothes. Anything more than the acceptable bare minimum is a little bothersome to wear! I’m proud of what I’ve achieved, I’m proud to finally feel comfortable in my own skin.
My mental strength has improved dramatically, that’s a given after pushing myself beyond what I thought my limits were so many times. I’ve realised a few somethings along this journey:
- You only get out what you put in.
- When you’re at your maximum and think you can go no further, that is where it counts. That is where you drill your mind to sculpt yourself into who you want to become.
- When you’ve given your all, give a little more. It’s what separates you from the rest.
- Health is the only thing that matters in this world. Without it, what do we have? Exactly.
So it is now that I invite you to share your success story. What have been your victories? What are your strengths? Where have you surpassed your own beliefs in what you thought possible? Create a post, no matter where you’re at in your journey. The smallest of victories are just as important as major successes. Let me know of your post, I want to read your stories. I want to be inspired further. Without the support, compliments and you lovely people- this journey for me never would have continued.
So, thank you.