Monday, January 30, 2012
My transformation into who I am today started really back in 2003.
My first serious boyfriend and I had broken up right before my senior year of college was starting. I was actually at my heaviest then and it dawned on me that someone could love me for me but there was something I needed to do, especially since I was graduating and was going to enter the real world before I would know it.
It started slow, going to the Student Rec Center when I would have free time and on the weekends. I wasn't eating as much at school as I lived in an off campus apartment so I started making lunches to take, etc. I started seeing progress.
Once I moved home, my family had a membership to the local rec center and I was going there when I wasn't working. I do'nt really remember eating habits then but eventually I moved out into my own place and really started to watch food intake.
Because I lived on my own on a strict budget, I would make meal plans and not really buy anything that was snacky. I still had some kind of chocolate but in moderation and it was all good. Luckily I still had my family's membership to the rec center and my apt complex had a small workout area plus a pool for a different workout.
That's when I really noticed that my goals were being obtained.
Now, 8 years later, I'm wearing sizes I never thought I'd be in. I'm working out on somewhat of a schedule and I make meal plans galore. To this day I've lost about 60 lbs total.
It does freak me out about the future and having babies and maybe never being where I am again but I know that if I keep at it, my transformation will hopefully never alter.