Side view, from 200.2 down to 143 :) I did it! Finally made my goal :) follow for fitness
dawg. I just found my inspiration. WOW!
This is my ex and I, Before 2 years ago and 2 months ago!
We have both lost weight with healthy eating and exercise, it’s amazing having the support and doing your journey with someone! :)
I started my journey 10 months ago. The first picture was taken January/2011 and the second one this morning. I’m 24 pounds lighter and a 100 times happier, there is still a long way to go but I’m pretty sure I can do it!
“Why choose failure when success is an option?”
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Here is a before and during, because there is no way I am stopping now. Like most, I don’t have a great before picture because I was constantly avoiding getting my photo taken.
14 months ago something clicked mentally for me that made me 110% determined to completely change my lifestyle. I wanted to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without breathing heavy. I wanted to be able to stop hiding under baggy hoodies and track pants. I wanted to feel like myself again after I had spent the last few years piling on 47kgs (103lbs).
I completed the first week of Couch to 5k at the end of January 2012 and finally did the one thing I had been avoiding for a long time. I got on the scale with no idea of what to expect. It told me that I weighed 102kgs (224.5lbs). That was enough, I know that I was probably heavier than that at some point but I took it as my starting weight and never looked back. I rocked Couch to 5k and totally switched my eating habits around. I began making active lifestyle choices instead of sitting around doing nothing. I have since completed 30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30 and Insanity (currently on Round 2).
Yeah, there have been weeks where I have lost motivation and wallowed on the couch for a while but I have always picked myself back up and gotten back on track. I have lost, put back on and re-lost the same kilos during those weeks. It happens. The most important thing is to get back up and re-focus on your goals. I lost 20kgs (44lbs) last year and I want to do it again in 2013. In saying that, over the last few months my journey has become less and less about what the scale says and more about feeling fit and healthy. I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and that is the best motivation I have had so far.
I hope that this has inspired someone who might currently be in a rut during their journey to start feeling motivated again. Weight loss and fitness can be more mentally exhausting than physically exhausting and you will want to give up. Don’t.
SW: 102kgs (224.5lbs)
CW: 74.7kgs (164.5lbs)
GW: 62kgs (136.5lbs)
I remember always wanting to run, always looking at ‘healthy people’ doing it and thinking to myself: i cant do that. I always thought I was too big, too heavy, that I would never be able to that without hurting myself.
I started with treadmill walking soooooo slowly and improved with time. Today im finally able to run and i’m proud of myself for improving, for not giving up, for persisting and having the patience to not just stop and give up when I didnt get the results I wanted. I dont need to be the best, all I want is to be better than I was before.
Please, dont be discouraged coz of plateaus, bad days, bad weeks, doubts. You can do this, we can always get better somehow. Just trust the process :)