This is probably the most personal and maybe one of the longest articles that’s ever been published on my blog so far. I was going back and forth on this idea a hundred times, wrote, deleted and rewrote this article for more than two months, spend an infinity of time thinking about it, but since so many of you were asking, I’ve decided to just go all in and expose myself to the truth: Here’s my weight-loss journey as of today.
There’s so much I have to tell and share with you that one post wouldn’t be enough. Hence you can expect around 4 parts of this journey-series and this first part is entirely dedicated to the process itself while the following articles will focus more on workouts, motivation and healthy food in particular, on top of that I will also answer any questions you guys might have. So let’s get this started.
Three years ago I quit doing any type of sports, was lazy and had the worst eating habits ever. Eating out three times a week,enjoying fast food during lunch time and more fatty food for dinner was normal. I just loved all of these fried,fat-soaked,delicious things and even devoured some extra sweets as snack in between. Alcohol was a weekly do for me as well, guess I was living the unhealthy lifestyle to the fullest. An epitome for everyone if you might say so.
Deep inside I knew that I had gained some weight, but wasn’t aware of the actual extent, also because I sugar-coated it by constantly telling myself that my jeans would still close, so it couldn’t be that bad. Boy was I wrong. That one day, in late 2014, I found myself left not only with a muffin top,no no no, it was more of a double cheeseburger with extra fries. Fat might not be the best word to use ,which is why I like to describe the shape I was in at that time as puffy. I never felt so bad in my life and uncomfortable in my skin. Every day turned into a struggle because at some point none of my clothes really fit me anymore or looked good on me, so I was drawn towards wide dresses and tights a lot. Not the type of apparel I’m usually into.
The key moment, that finally enlightened my head, and made me decide to become a more active,a more healthy version of me again, was during one of my sister’s competitions last year. I was taking the photos of the athletes on stage and admired all these toned, fit, fantastic bodies and all I wanted was to do everything possible to look at least a little like them. Just getting close to this shape felt enough.
The day after I signed up at a gym and worked out on a regular basis but didn’t see the expected results. Of course this was kind of a killer for my motivation. Sure, I was working out and skipped that one or other nasty meal, but my eating habits were still a mess. After a while I realized that, if I ever wanted to become a fit person, I needed help. Which made me turn to my sister’s coach who provided me with a customized meal plan and a heavy work-out programme. The check-ups every two weeks, where my fat percentage and my circumferences were measured, were another plus that kept me going.
Wanting it so badly, I stuck to the plan like glue and it didn’t take long until I saw the first small changes. That feeling when the scale was finally dropping and the pants were no longer pinching was undescribable and then there was that one morning where I woke up, looked in the mirror and was totally surprised by how far I’ve come already. It sure took a lot of time, sacrifices and dedication but, as of now, all I can say is that every drop of sweat, every single work-out, every negative reply to a restaurant invitation and every piece of healthy food was so worth it. My pants size has gone down by two and the tops by one size, my loss right now (10/09) is -10,5kg (from 67 to 57) and I got rid of more than 8% of bodyfat already. But moreover I finally feel good in my body again.
During this entire time I was relying entirely on myself for approval and by no means on the outside. I didn’t care about what people thought and their, sometimes mean, comments on my new lifestyle didn’t even get close to me. I think that’s one of the most important things, that you’re doing it for noone but yourself. I’m also very lucky to have a very supportive boyfriend and family and a sister that kicks my ass whenever I’m not feeling like sticking to my plan (yes these days actually do exist) So a huge thanks to them for their patience and everlasting support <3
As previously mentioned I will go into more detail regarding my nutrition and gym-time in the coming posts, because choosing the pictures for this article was so exhausting that I will probably switch off the laptop for the rest of the day, also because I seriously had to overcome myself to even share these private photos publicly
I consider this series of articles as a tranformation-journey, not a before&after because after means we’re done and I’m definitely not where I want to be yet 😉 There’s still a lot of work to do but since I’ve adapted myself so well to this healthy,new lifestyle I will just keep it going that way.No feeling in the world is better than the one where you’re plain happy with your own self.
PS: If I can do it,then you can do as well 😉