Hey Guys! Today I am kicking off something that I have been working on for a long time, Real- Talk Tuesdays! Tuesdays I am gonna post on something that is more than just your average outfit or lifestyle post. I am super excited to share more details of my life with you guys!
Fitness is something that is incredible personal, due to all of the stigma and media around it. My fitness journey has been more of a crawl. In the past year and a half, I have turned into someone who rarely worked out to working out daily. The summer after sophomore year, the college lifestyle had finally caught up to me. I had let myself slide out of a healthy lifestyle into a very unhealthy one and I was not happy. I did not like how I looked or felt. I arrived home after sophomore year and jumped into a new routine and lifestyle. I began training at Reach Your Potential Training and working with a personal training, Pat. Running became a huge part of my life when I went abroad to London, training for a half-marathon. A huge part of my training has been working with Pat Lives Fit, he creates personalized programs for me. These programs are based of my goals and current fitness information, they are truly amazing and have seriously changed the way I work out.
My fitness journey was very much geared toward weight loss, as shallow as it sounds. One thing that really upset me throughout my journey was people telling me that I did not need to lose weigh even thought I knew I did. People were trying to be supportive by telling me to love myself and accept myself, but i didn’t want to accept myself or what I saw in the mirror.
For me, I was on this journey because I wanted to look better and weigh less. Perhaps I was in it for the wrong reasons, but they were the reasons that motivated me to change. Overall, I have lost about 40 pounds and it is something that I am incredibly proud of. It is not something that I often tell people because there is often a lot of judgement that comes with it. My journey is no where near finished, and I am not sure that I will ever be satisfied but I am much more confident than I was two years ago and I could not be more thrilled. Check out my post on one of my workout routines coming later this week!