My fitness journey to where I am TODAY has not been one of ease. To begin my journey and stay focus at the beginning was with difficult. First let me say my journey is continuous and a life style.
Okay, sharing, I have a history of an eating disorder, contributing factors, low self-esteem (parents pay attention to your child, sometimes saying no does not mean I am not interested in an activity, it maybe I don’t think I am good enough because …..), bullying, and a few other factors. I am glad in later years of growing up my mother realized “the esteem” issue. Getting back to the disorder growing up I was heavy and then as an adult for years far too many I fluctuated from size 2 to 22. Yes, my metabolism is shot or was but has improved. Just over a year as I took my journey serious I cried everyday I got dressed. My size was 20 I had to pick up my stomach and put it in my pants like a leg. How did I get t this size again, I did it, I ate, first I tried to use the death of my mother as an excuse but no, and several other excuses but no. It was me. Until I accept that I was the cause of the weight gain I probably would not have begun my journey.
Today I fluctuate between size 8 and 10 and yes I still have. More toning, weight loss and muscle to gain, It’s a journey/lifestyle. My travels thus far have been pleasant.
With my poor eating and weight gain, still sharing, I loss my hair, almost all of it. I have alopecia. Poor nutrition, stress , my hair with my change has begun to return, however instead of growing front to back my growth has begin at the back and still I have about 2” in the front with strands, so I have a six head instead of a forehead..haha.
Good share, I workout 5-6 times a week, occasionally 7. I have ran several 5Ks time to go for the 10, I love weight lifting, even with RA, which I have had since childhood. I portion control my food, finally and very recent have made it to 85/15 in nutrition.
My journey is real, I may slow down, but never stop. To anyone and all on a journey of life changing I say, stay focused, YOU can reach your destination regardless of the winding road. I believe in you and so should you.
To a healthier YOU, a journey of success, Much love