Before me: lived off a processed food diet of: Poptarts, Pizza, Ice cream, Hot cheetos, hamburgers, fanta and twizzlers (sometimes all of them in one day—yikes!).
After me: is a happy raw vegan that enjoys experimenting with new recipes made of organic veggies+fruits and green tea.
I am so glad I made a change. I feel more alive than ever before.
~there’s about a -38lbs difference between both pictures.~
Losing weight is the easy part, keeping it off is the challenge.
Two years ago I overhauled my diet of lots of unsustainable meat and junk food and became pescetarian and gluten free.
My grandpa was the first person to bring me to a gym and I am so thankful that he did. Along with gym work I do pilates and trail running.
Never give up.
SW: 143 pounds.
CW: 133 pounds.
GW: 125 pounds.
After about the hundredth time I tried to commit to working out
regularly and ultimately just ending up falling off the wagon, I
decided it was time for a new approach to weight loss. So, rather than
trying to drag myself to the gym every day right away, I just made it my goal to be more active in my daily life, i.e. less sitting and more being up
and doing things, parking farther when I go to stores, choosing
activities that require me to be active over those that don’t, not
making lazy decisions like asking someone to grab me something since
they’re up rather than just getting it myself, etc. and the weight
just melted off.
After I lost about 30lbs, though, my progress began to slow and my
weight loss had reached a plateau. To combat this, I began doing the
things I’d failed at in the past, like going to the gym as much as
possible and running for exercise. Since then, I’ve lost another 10lbs
and my weight is steadily decreasing.
The moral of my story, I guess, is to not make yourself hate
exercising and being active by starting with too much too soon. Take
baby steps, ease yourself into it, and let it become your way of life.
Starting weight: 180
Current weight: 145
The pictures on the left are from December of 2012 and the pictures on
the right are from June of 2013.
Before: August 2012 (121lbs)
After: June 2013 (108 lbs)
I’ve always been the kind of person to jump on the fitness wagon only to fall off days later. One day I got back on with the intent to hold on for dear life. If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, the power is in your hands to love yourself and make a change. Surround yourself with people who are supportive and put yourself in situations where you’ll be more likely to work out. You can’t expect to be the best immediately, but as you take steps toward your goal you’ll get closer every day. If you treat your body with respect, feed it right, and nurture it, it will respond positively back. I don’t work out to love myself, I love myself so therefore I work out. My body is more than something to look at, it’s a statement of my inner strength. Anything is possible, just set a goal and do the things it takes to get there.
Before and during. My journey hasn’t been one of “weight loss” per se but one of treating my body the right way and learning to love it for all its imperfections. In the before picture, I was drinking fairly regularly, eating whatever I wanted in any amount I wanted, and exercising only sporadically (maybe once a week or less). In the middle picture, I had added consistent exercise into the mix but was still drinking too much and not eating well. But within a month of changing my diet and cutting out (most of) the alcohol (I’m a beer girl, I can’t help it!) I’ve noticed significant changes in my body.
As someone who struggled with an eating disorder beginning at age 15, it has been a huge eye opener to see the effects of treating my body the right way. It has made me not only look better, but feel so much happier and more comfortable in my own skin. I am now almost 22 and happier with my body than I have ever been. Besides the physical changes, I am less anxious in general and more focused and disciplined. My joints don’t give me problems like they used to, my circulation has improved, I sleep better, and I have infinitely more energy.
I am still working hard toward achieving my ideal fitness level, and look forward to the positive changes I know it will bring!
Unfortunately I don’t know my exact weight in any of the pictures as the scale is very triggering for me. I guesstimate I started at around 165 and am now somewhere in the 155-160lb range, but I can’t be completely sure. I am 6 feet tall.
Losing weight has got to be one of the best descions i have ever made. being fat my whole life all throughout elementary school all the way up to highschool and even my first year of college was full of tortute and low self esteem until I MADE THAT CHANGE i decided to lose weight june of 2012 and it has been a whole year since i have lost over 125 pounds. I am 5.10 or 5.11 and i currently weigh between 130 and 125 i did this through clean eating and working out 7 days a week no cheat days either if i can do it you can do it. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @lorynlove and on TUMBLR for further motivation, inbox questions if you have any or if you just need motivations and tips, I can help you with that to. YOU HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO MAKE THE CHANGE NOBODY CAN MAKE IT FOR YOU but if i can do it starting at 252 pounds you can too!!!!
Glad I’ve come so far. Before(two years ago)|After(the beginning of my actual journey). All this was just from eating less fast food and playing more sports! Now I’m a prescetarian and I try my best to workout everyday so I’m excited to see where I’ll be at in the next couple of months. I’m 5’7 1/2 and 185 pounds with a GW of 140 lbs.. Follow my fitspo blog, we’ll do this together :)