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How Do You Want To Feel This Summer...FIT or Jealous?

Updated on April 12, 2016
My Transformation
My Transformation

A Big Problem I See in The Fitness World

Most people have reasons why they stop exercising, or don't exercise at all.

You’re short on time (and have many work or family commitments.) You’re short on money (and gym access.) You’re stuck inside (due to inclement weather.) You feel self-conscious and intimidated. You’re bored with the same old activities. You’re tired and lack energy.

No matter how hard you try there are certain limits to the changes you can physiologically achieve to your body. As soon as you stop seeing and feeling the changes to your body you are likely to become disappointed and seriously question the value of the effort you are putting into the exercise program.

Months Into My Transformation

How I started

I got out of a 2 year relationship with my first love. I was heart broken, so I chose to binge eat my feelings. I turned to pizza and ice cream. After months of eating super unhealthy, I noticed a huge change. I started not to feel like myself on a daily basis. I was fatigue, and moody. I would snap quickly on my mother which made me cry myself to sleep. I was short tempered, and my clothes started to feel very tight on my body.

One day I was getting ready for school and I struggled to put on my favorite pair of jeans. (Pictured above!) This was the last straw. I knew I had to do something about it. I joined a gym, but I felt like a lost puppy. I felt embarrassed because I didn't look anything like the other fit girls. When they would look at me, I would feel self-conscious. So, I stopped going.

Time For a Change

Nearly a year later, it was destiny that I met the love of my life, Joe. He is not only my biggest motivator, but also my biggest fan. He adores me, and looks out for me in every way. I was over weight when I met him, but that didn't stop him from loving me. I felt like a huge blob next to him, but he suggested I should try to go to the gym with him one time. He didn't push me to go, he only wanted me to go if I personally wanted to.

Joe is into fitness and health. I had no wisdom in that field whatsoever. I asked him a lot of questions, and he loved it! He saw the potential in me, and wanted me to keep going to the gym with him. At first, I would go once a week. Then twice, then three times and so on. It got addicting because I loved how it made me feel. The first step is mental preparation. I was not trying to look perfect. I wanted to feel better, look great and know that I'm healthy. I had to constantly remind myself that I have to do this for myself. This is for me. This isn't about anybody. I couldn't lose sight of that.

Joe has two certifications in personal training, so I am grateful that he can train me whenever we're at the gym. If it wasn't for his expertise, I would be that lost puppy and quit once again. I am confident to go to the gym 4-5 times a week and get a great work out in because of him.

In It for Me

Once I started hitting the gym multiple times per week, I had to keep up with my eating habits as well. I started buying my own grocery's and started cooking at home. I noticed my stomach become less bloated as the days went on. I posted a transformation picture on my Instagram (featured above) and many people asked me what my secret is! Some of these people I have never talked to a day in my life! It felt great to help people in the first step of losing weight. I told people to follow me on Snapchat, where I post what I eat, and my exercise of the day. Many of my friend's told me I motivate them every day and it pushes me that much harder to be their motivation.

Fitness Motivation

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started. It takes 4 weeks for YOU to see your body changing, it takes 8 weeks for your friends and family, and it takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world. KEEP GOING!!

Once you control your mind, you can conquer your body.

11 BEST Foods For a Flat Belly!

  1. Berries
  2. Whole-Grains
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Peanut Butter
  5. Turkey
  6. Eggs
  7. Oatmeal
  8. Dairy
  9. Spinach
  10. Beans
  11. Almonds

Strong for YOU

In conclusion, eating crappy food isn't a reward. It's a punishment. Every day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you possible.

Patience is key.

You won't drop 2 jean sizes in one day, you won't lose 50 pounds in one month, you will miss occasional workouts, you will have a few setbacks. IT'S OKAY! You are human; you will fail sometimes.

JUST KEEP GOING!

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