I have tried diets and diet pills before and have been successful in losing weight but it always seemed to come back. This time losing the weight however was different for me; I had never felt the way I did when I got to see those pictures. All my hard work really did paid off and now I know I really can do this.
This was my first 90 day challenge. EVER! I have never been one to exercise regularly, let alone workout for 90 days in a row. In the beginning of the challenge I have to admit that I really didn’t think much about what my changes would look like or where I even wanted to be at the end of the 90 days. I was not even sure that I was really all that committed to challenge. Getting my first pictures taken was so very out of my comfort zone. I was not happy with the way I looked, I have tired to never stand in front of the mirror and looked at myself to see how big I had become and yet at the same time I was comfortable being in my skin. Then standing in front of giant mirror and allowing someone I didn’t know take my picture was awful. I was disgusted by what I saw. I knew I had to do something. I started coming to the workouts 5 days a week and trying to eat well (which was very hard because I LOVE FOOD and a lot of it). I was working very hard on eating regularly, eating smaller meals and more of them, eat the right carbs, proteins and fats, and just following a healthier diet. It was very tough and in all honesty I am not sure that I followed the food plan very well. But as I continued to workout and I noticed that the weight was coming off. The more I tried, the more I was able to see my own success. That had become my motivation, my success, my ability to not give up. I think I do live differently now, I know that I do not want to be where I was. So in order to not go back there I know that I need to continue working out and not stuffing my face with food. I know that I can still eat the things that I love; I just need to not over indulge in them. I know that with dedication, strong will and determination I can do this. I knew that by the end of the challenge I had lost weight (at least that was what the scale had said), yet I was still unsure of my accomplishment. Even though many people had told me that I looked so good and they could tell that I was working hard. Then came picture day, again, I got up in front of that same strange person and those same giant mirrors not sure what to expect this time. When it was time to look at the before and after’s I was completely surprised. To actually see the transformation of 17 lbs lighter and 18+ inches smaller side by side made me so happy. I have tried diets and diet pills before and have been successful in losing weight but it always seemed to come back. This time losing the weight however was different for me; I had never felt the way I did when I got to see those pictures. All my hard work really did paid off and now I know I really can do this.