A few weeks ago my boss invited me to a group for weightloss. It’s a challenge group, and my boss just happens to be a beachbody coach. Instead of making my excuses, I bucked up and bought a program. Today is day 5 of the challenge, day 5 of starting a healthier me.
I want to be confident in myself. I want to walk down the street and know people are staring at me because I’m beautiful, not because I’m overweight. When I’m doing yoga I want to be able to fold over completely instead of being stopped because my stomach and breasts are too big. I want to love myself, and I am sure as hell trying.
I’ve been overweight for most of my life. My senior year of high school I was down to a size 8/10 pant, could wear all the adorable goth clothes I wanted, and looked damn fine. After I graduated and moved away, I gained weight - literally almost 100 lbs in 4 years (though I’ve actually been at a consistent weight for the last year 1/2 or so).
I’m sick of it. It’s time I take a stand for myself, think ofmefor once.
My best friend decided that she would join me on my path to loosing weight. We’ve decided that by Halloween, if/when we’ve lost half of our goal, we’ll get a tattoo together, a very specific tattoo that has many meanings for us - something personal. I’m going to work my ass off for that, because it’s possibly the best idea we’ve ever had.
This isn’t just a weightloss challenge to me - this a a total life make over. Everything I learn from this experience I will put into my life as well as my eating and exercising habits. Here a few major things I’ve learned so far:
- If you know something is unhealthy for you, you shouldn’t eat it.
- You can’t change yourself if you don’t work for it.
- It didn’t take 1 day to gain the weight, it won’t take 1 day to lose it.
- You’re the only person who can change you.
I’m striving to become one with myself and with the world around me.
I see the spirit in your Earthly form.