The left photo is my before and the right is my after. I've been longing to make changes to my physique for quite some time. We want more, we dream big, we play small, we dream small, and then we reach heights. What more can we do with what we have? Our resources, tools, ideas, and perceptions all play a role in how we manage possibilities. I decided to introduce you to my before and after because I know you deseire something more for yourself. I know you long for bigger and better things.
Left: September 2017 - 128lbs
Right: January 31, 2018 - 134lbs
Only a 6 pound difference, but I gained some muscle mass and I’m working to decrease body fat. I’m also sculpting to have the body that I deserve. I really want stronger looking legs. I’m still not where I want to be but I have vowed to get there. Some of you have had some questions that pertained to my measurements so I've placed them below.
Routine: Squatting 2x a week, conducting hip dip exercises, lots of glute exercises, reaching 280lbs on the leg press, staying consistant with eating, taking all my vitamins and supplements, as well as adding cardio and ab workouts.
Weight: I fluctuate between 133lbs and 135lbs. I’m 5’4.
I’m embarrassed that my waste is 27 but I love pizza, bread, cereal, a calzone here and there, restaurant food and some fast food. I can’t forget coffee with sugar (2x a week), a donut here and there and occasional baked goods. Now thinking about it, I can always do better with my eating habits. I can can probably reach my goal in 30 Days. That would mean applying autonomy. During different seasons in your life you will have difficulty in one area of your life that makes the struggle real.
I don’t regret my unhealthy options. I eat clean as much as possible. I’ll probably increase cardio and ab exercises so I can continue eating the junk that makes me happy. Sounds terrible when I say it out loud. It's a journey. I don't claim to be perfect in this area, only that I am a work in progress.
Maybe I’ll take breaks from eating unhealthy options and having it as a part of my diet throughout the year. I'm not sure yet.
For now, this is what I am working with and I’m dedicated and determined to trim, sculpt and build the body I’ve wanted for a long time. I was tired of always talking about it and I wanted to do it already. I want to see it already. And I am starting to...
Fitness Journey: I had to master one thing at a time and then balance multiple things. Eating healthy and being consistant at the gym was a challenge. For some reason I struggled to do them both together. I'm a mother, a now wife and then girlfriend. So it has been a journey. Three years of starting and stopping and wanting more, and then needing a break from it all. It happens. It is a part of the process for many. It was for me.
For others, a healthy lifestyle seems to come easy. For me, it was a challenge. One that I intend to master and flucutate over time. I may never be perfect at eating healthy for 365 days in a year. I'm not there yet. I'm not sure if I'll ever be. One step at a time. One mind set at a time. I'm good with that. I will never allow myself to visit 115lbs again. I hated that weight on me. I was so unhappy with that look. I intend to steer clear of ever seeing me that way again or feeling those feelings.
I deserve to look and feel the way that I desire to look and feel. I deserve the body I seek. I'm dedicated to the Self (me). I try to please my family and friends as much as I can. At the end of the day, my life and my body is mine and mine alone. I deserve to look and feel how I want to look and feel.
I'm not sure what your journey is like. But, if you can relate to mine at all then you'll understand the mind, will, and emotions that go into the ups and downs of the journey at hand. I wish you well. I wish you a 2018 with a Body That You Deserve.