It’s been some time since I have posted on my blog. I’ve been so busy writing the news that I’ve had little time to engage in my own personal writing. Of course, the little time I do have I devote to my novel.
Anyways, I’m back, and the last time I posted, I had a good foothold into my weight loss journey. A journey I decided to share with you all. I’m happy to say that almost a year later, and two weeks before my 41st birthday, I’m in the best shape and health of my life. I’ve lost 60 pounds, and I’m 7 pounds away from my first initial goal. After I meet that first goal, I plan on going about an extra 10 pounds.
However, my journey is far from over.
When I decided to make this change in my life, I knew it had to be for good. Losing weight can’t be a temporary process. Eating healthy and exercise must be a life-long commitment. That’s not an easy choice to make, especially if you’re like me and love all the fattening things like french fries, Mexican food, and everything salty that tastes good.
Through my journey, I’ve learned food still tastes good without all the fat. I simply had to make up my mind and be accepting of that fact. It’s simple; if I were to go back to eating the way I did, all my hard work would be for nothing and I’d just gain everything back.
Since making my life change, I am running for the first time since my motorcycle accident at the age of 15. I’m getting ready to run my first 5k this weekend. I can’t say I’ll win, but just to be able to run again and participate is the most amazing feeling.
In addition to my target weight goal, I plan on focusing on losing body fat. I want to be lean, muscular, and strong for the remainder of my days.
I have to say, looking back at my pictures from when I was heavy, I’m amazed at how much I have changed. I look younger without the weight. I actually feel younger without the weight. I never realized how limited I was being heavy, and I know I never want to feel that way again.
So it’s time to push forward. Pretty soon, I will be wearing those size 5 pants, and I will be basking in the glory of my new wardrobe. My reward for all my hard work is not only a nice new wardrobe, but I’m also getting a Bowflex Max Trainer 7. Now that I’ve built up my stamina, it’s time to move on to more intense training. With the Max Trainer 7 and taking on some harder workouts like Insanity, I’ll be saying bye bye to all my body fat in no time.
Now that will be the ultimate birthday present to me.