Wow, I just noticed today that I haven’t posted a progress photo since January! So here’s a newer one. I’ll take some even newer ones later this month.
If you’re going to ask me the perennial “how” question… there’s no magic pill or diet, come on, you know that. If you’re still clinging to the hope that it’ll just magically happen somehow, good luck with that. I did that for many years and predictably got the result I deserved for doing basically nothing. The good news is that the daily activities of health and fitness are so. damned. rewarding. I don’t even care about my weight anymore, I just love getting up in the morning to run and swim and fuel my body in a non-destructive way, which is something the me on the left hadn’t really grasped yet.
If you want to know how to get to that point, where you actually enjoy treating your body right no matter what size, weight, or shape it is, you’re going to have to work on the most stubborn body part first: the brain. The physical journey is just a side effect of getting your psychological issues sorted out. It’s not the other way around, you’re not going to fix your underlying root issues by starving yourself to a certain weight.
By the way, I had to donate the trousers in the first photo to charity. They literally would not stay up over my hips anymore, they just fell to the ground.
I love all my fitblr peeps! This is the best community on the internet and I owe you guys everything for keeping me inspired every day. A million thanks to each and every one of you. ♥
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ENDORSING ANY PRODUCTS, AND I WILL NEVER ENDORSE A WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCT OF ANY KIND. IF YOU SEE ANY OF MY PHOTOS ATTACHED TO ADS FOR WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS, YOU CAN SAFELY ASSUME THE PHOTO IS STOLEN, AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Back in 2012 I finally decided to start taking care of myself. I went from being a class II obese sedentary person to being a lean, energetic competitive runner and all-around fitness freak.
Although I do track my weight for the purpose of checking in with myself, being a certain weight is never my goal. Getting down to a healthy body fat percentage has simply been a side effect of good nutrition and consistent training. In turn, the good nutrition and consistent training have been a side effect of doing the necessary psychological work, i.e. dealing with the emotional and mental issues that led me to obesity in the first place. So If you’re looking for my magic success formula, there it is: sort your head out, the rest will follow.