So far I’ve done 50 days of eating clean and exercising every day. Mainly workouts from the Julian Michaels 30 day shred. I feel energized and healthy. Calorie intake of roughly 1300 a day however I’ve slipped up a few time. I’m 5”7.
When I started my journey a month ago I weighed in at 195. After 6 weeks I’ve only lost 1.5lbs. I was super bummed at first. Then I compared my photos. My body looks awesomely different already. More proof that the scale lies! (For reference, I am 5’6”, my SW was 195, my UGW is 155, and my original weight 5 years ago was 147.)
The one on the left is me exactly two years ago, and the one on the right is me taken from a week ago. Ignore the freaky lint right where my eye is!
I’m 5’5. The number hasn’t changed that much, but I can notice a lot in my toning. I work out 5-6 days a week (nothing special; half an hour bike one day, maybe zumba the next). I’m coffee obsessed and I drink a lot of water. I eat a lot of fruit and the rest is protein and carbs (not purposely to exclude any food it’s just that’s the way it is!) I’m not going to give you some BS advice because let’s be honest, we all want the easy way of doing something — but we also want to practice our will power and have integrity. So here’s what I think:
We’ll always want two things:
#1- that temporary fix (chocolate/chips/etc)
#2- that long term fix (hot body)
What if you die tomorrow? Your family and friends won’t love you any less if you’re 10-20 pounds overweight. Yolo right? ugh I hate that word ahaha but it makes sense, you should eat what makes you happy in the moment. BUT you most likely won’t die tomorrow so you want to make sure you only have a little of #1, to get to #2. Does that make sense? Have your cake and eat it too! (Have your #1, but only a little so you can have your #2!) For this though you actually need to remember that it takes time and it’s different for everyone, but this whole 1 & 2 thing resonated with me. Hope I helped someone out there! Follow me for tips and tricks and cool pics!
Height: 5’4” Age:19
weight left photo: 180 weight right photo: 152
After 1 year of gradual changes, hard work, struggle, tears and a lot of reflection I have lost 30lbs. I have struggled with my weight since i was 10 years old and hit my highest weight of 183 last winter. Anyone can accomplish what they set out to do but you need patience and a desire that comes from within yourself. I am still working to my goal, and take it one day at a time because i am determined to make this transformation a permanent one.
From March 2012 to January 2013 — around 5’5”.
Before picture is me around 230 lbs and during picture is around 175ish. Down 55 lbs. So far I have lost around 63lbs!
5’4 before approx 145lbs after approx 125 lbs
eat breakfast and drink lots of water , never give up, if it was easy everyone would do it
To everyone who bullied me, calling me names, and who said I wasn’t strong enough to become fit. You were wrong because I did it. I may not have the abs I want yet but that’s okay because I know someday I will get there. I didn’t do this for the ones who hurt me. I did this for myself because I only have one body to take care of,but I wanted to thank you because you’ve turned me into such a fighter.
To the left I am 223 pounds. Right now I’m in the 150’s..where I don’t know because I am on a positive mindset where the number doesn’t mean anything. I am eating right and staying active. That’s all that matters to me.
And for the record, yes my hair is naturally curly.
Summer 2011-Winter 2013. Wow, I’m in awe of myself. It’s been almost two years since I started this journey and it’s amazing and it keeps getting better and better. I can think my recent abs from Insanity, I did insanity and it pushed me to limits I never knew I had. It’s an amazing progress and I’m currently doing it again. If you lack motivation think that you can have a before and after picture. Do it for yourself, you are the only one that has the power to do this and undergo this amazing weighloss journey. Good job to everyone who has dropped jaws and recieved compliments. Keep going.