Well. It’s been exactly one month since I started this whole new health regime. While I won’t get into the specifics just yet, the past 30 days have been full of working out 5-7 days a week (sometimes twice a day), eating cleaner (carb cycling) and lots and lots of lots of hard work. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve started a new diet or workout routine to just sorta quit after a few days. But this time has been different.
Now listen, I’m all about self-love and embracing your natural shape. I truly live by the motto that every body should be celebrated as a bikini boy. But at the same time, I’ve also been putting more of a focus on my mental & physical health. Just because I want to embrace my curves doesn’t mean I’m okay with being unhealthy. I literally couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath and my curves started to turn into more unhealthy fat than the good kind my body was meant to fill out – so things needed to change.
I knew I needed to approach my fitness and diet differently than I have in the past. I needed something to hold me accountable and I needed to do something that would truly challenge me so I made the decision to hire a trainer/health coach/nutritionist to help create the best path for my goals. I’ll share more about Sumeet in a few weeks but she created a customized 8-week plan for me and I started June 4th. I’m pretty happy to share that while I still have four more weeks to go, the hard work is starting to pay off.
THE (SEMI) RESULTS ARE IN
- Eight pounds down. First of all, I don’t usually weigh myself. I was asked to do this to help measure progress over the course of 8 weeks. I’m still in disbelief that I’ve lost actual pounds in just four weeks. When I sit there and look at myself in the mirror, it can be hard to tell if your body is changing, but this was the first time I realized that just because I can’t see drastic changes, my body is definitely making moves.
- I look forward to working out. Another thing I never thought would happen. Like most people, I used to dread getting in my car and going to the gym or a spin class. Now, I feel like my day isn’t complete if I don’t do some sort of workout. As I get stronger, I love finding new ways to challenge my body and the fact that I’m seeing results, it makes working out that more fun.
- The fuel you put in your body is IMPORTANT. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to realize this but your diet matters. I’m not talking super restrictive, calorie counting that stresses you out and creates an unhealthy relationship with food. I’m talking about balanced meals with lots of protein, healthy veggies and the right amount of carbs to fuel your body. Spoiler: carbs aren’t bad and I’m getting a much better understanding of the portions and types of food that help build muscle and burn fat. And I want much more of that in my life.
So what’s next? Well, I have four more weeks in my “plan” and the biggest thing that I’ve been working towards is feeling extra confident in a bikini in Ibiza (Aug 3rd!!). I’m going to keep putting in the hard work to crush the next few weeks and am even more excited that I’m making major lifestyle changes that will carry me on way past that 8-week mark.
Follow along on IG Stories and I’ll be sharing before & after photos, more fitness posts and lots of motivation over the next few weeks! Girl, we got this.
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LULULEMON SPORTS BRA | LULULEMON LEGGINGS | BOMBER JACKET | SNEAKERS
Proud of you gor sticking with your plan! I wish I could share that urge and excitement to work out. Got any suggestions?
Keep it going. I know this can be a very hard commitment to keep.
Great post! I’m so excited for you and your fitness journey. I agree that it’s not about size but health. Without our health we have nothing. And our diet truly is important. I remember learning from a health class that the best way to stay healthy comes from 80% of what you eat and only 20% of exercise.
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