I am very happy to report that I am down 46 pounds from when I started this journey a year and a half ago.
I’m super embarrassed and nowhere near perfect, but in an act of vulnerability and love, I’m posting my before and after pics.
My heaviest, at 208 Currently at 162
What’s the magic formula? Hard work. It really is just about showing up consistently. It’s not fancy. It’s not that complicated. It’s just difficult.
I started working out with a Trainer via Groupon. Because I am a hustler and because I don’t work at Amazon or Google, this will be a very short stint. However, I will take what I learn from my trainer and apply it to the gym.
The best part of this journey hasn’t been my weight loss, it’s what has come about it. I have newfound confidence in myself. I feel healthier. My back hurts less. I believe there is untapped potential that I still have yet to see and that will only come with time, dedication, and patience.
I want to acknowledge that this isn’t the first time I have lost weight. Also, there are no guarantees that I won’t give up and gain all that weight back. Lord knows that I love to eat and bake. I know for me that it took a lot of work to get here and I changed the way I did things this time so it was all on my own-which feels pretty damn good.
All I can say is that if I can do this, I truly believe anyone can. I can’t eat anything I want and never workout. I had to work for my progress, and the work made my accomplishments meaningful to me.
Thanks for reading,