I know I've only briefly mentioned my weight loss on here, but it has been the biggest part of my life since late October, so I feel it deserves a post.
I began by cutting out soft drinks, fast food (which wasn't much anyway), candy, chips, junk food, and fried things in the cafeteria. I started eating breakfast (which I never did before), drinking lots of water and eating more fruits and veggies than I thought possible. I also began working out 5x a week. After the first few weeks, I could already tell a difference in my mood, my energy and my clothing. It made me realize how easy being healthy could be and I began to set some goals for my new lifestyle.
I decided I wanted to get close to my high school weight by the time I graduated. So I had 6 months, totally managable. I can still remember those first few weeks in the gym, where I could barely make it 30 minutes on a cardio machine... it was brutal. But I really enjoyed pushing myself and competing against myself.
As of today, I have lost 24 lbs and 4.5" off my waist. I could really careless about the numbers on the scale, I'm more in love with how my body looks, muscular and healthy. The whole weight loss process has taught me so much about myself, and every day I look forward to my "me" time in the gym. I get to be selfish and indulge myself. I finally feel me.
I now have new goals of running in some races, I'm really excited. I may even try to teach some fitness classes after I graduate. I'm just in love with working out and the mood I'm in when I push myself further than I think I can go. It's made me realize I can do that in more aspects of my life, to just keeping pushing, even when it feels like I should stop.