Here is my most recent progress pic. I wish I’d taken pics at my heaviest weight, but I didn’t even want to look in the mirror then, let alone get out my phone. Now of course I’d like to see how far I’ve actually come!
I’ve never been thin, but I was a dancer before college and so was active at least 12 hours per week. I didn’t ever have to think about planning my activity until college, when I gained most of my weight in the last couple of years. Getting married and cooking for a guy with the metabolism of a hummingbird, cramming a full credit load into every quarter, turning 21 and doing what 21 year olds do… it all contributed to weight creeping on. After I got my degree in Kinesiology and an ACSM certification, I decided enough was enough, I had to start walking the walk if I was going to be working in the fitness world.
I’ve been dropping weight ever since I started running (for the first time in my life) with my husband, sold our second car and started biking to work, and began eating more mindfully. I also track all my food and activities online with friends, which keeps me from eating crap (would I really want ____ to know I ate this?) as much as I used to. I have NEVER lost weight intentionally in my life, but I must be doing something right because I’ve been on a roll since August, when I dropped my first 10 pounds training for a measly 5k. I’m only halfway to my goal, but it has never seemed more attainable now that I’m on the right track.
I’m an ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist, if you have any questions about diet or exercise plans, shoot me a message, I love to spread my knowledge.