It might be a lot like yours (or not at all)

1. Fully Commit to Healthy Lifestyle to Get in Shape

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Well this is one I’ve talked about before. I’ve had a long journey on this blog that started before last year when I had my Personal Trainer. I’ve been working at working out since my senior year in college, which was 6yrs ago. I didn’t make much progress. Okay I didn’t actually make any progress. In May of 2008, I was only down about 10-20lbs from my highest point in college, major bummer considering there was about 50 more lbs to go! And I kept bouncing around that poundage and realized that this wasn’t getting me anywhere.

So I thought, one day, about how much effort I’d really been putting in. I planned healthy meals, and at this point I was working out daily. I’d even become a “morning person” by going to the gym daily before work. Still–in the recent 6months of major hustle, I was down about 10lbs…something was clearly wrong here.

One day I talked to my friend Jenny who lives in Chicago. She’d recently lost 15lbs in about 2-3months by “counting calories” and was super excited about it. I talked to her about it, taking mental notes. It occurred to me that if she could do this, I should be able to. It became clear that not sabotaging my efforts by letting go on the weekend was key. I tested this that very weekend by eating healthy throughout and what do you know…I lost 5lbs.

I concluded that I kept piling the weight back on each weekend after working my ass off all week.

I decided right then and there that if it were that easy, it was something I had to do. Perhaps it’s an age thing, because I never cared before…health to me now means something it didn’t mean in my mid-20’s. Being “skinny” has never been a concern of mine, but suddenly, being healthy, was.

So here I am…20lbs lighter than that very moment in time in May 2008…and 45lbs lighter than my highest point. I’m still very shocked (and so HAPPY), I can run a mile straight, hike all of Runyon, and have so many options when shopping.

  1. […] skinny has never been a concern of mine, but suddenly, being healthy, was. So here I am 20lbs lighter than that very moment in time in May 2008 and 45lbs lighter than my highest point. I m still very shocked (and so HAPPY), … – Read More, Click Here… […]

  2. Getting healthy definitely starts to be more the priority as you get older, I think. Man, I need to start thinking about it a whole lot more than I have been. I cannot stop stuffing my face!

    Congratulations on your success and kudos to you for all the work you put into it. You’re someone I consistently admire.

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