The last two months have been challenging, mentally and physically, but consistently seeing the scale results drop and my clothes fitting looser have made all my hard work—every minute spent in the gym and preparing food—worth it. Through this journey, I am learning so much. I am learning how to eat, how to work out and, most importantly, how to be healthy in my everyday life. Now, am I going to sit here and tell you that I haven’t slipped up and had some cheesecake? Nope, because that would be a lie! I am human after all. I have made so many amazing changes in my life that I have come to a point where I don’t really want bad foods. I am starting to enjoy making healthy choices, and in turn, that means trying new things.
With Oblique, I have gained the opportunity to try out some very cool places and classes. One class I was able to try was the FitGurls class taught by the amazing Nelson at Chucktown fitness. When I say I got my butt kicked, I am putting it lightly! The crazy thing is that I loved every minute of it. I have a sense of accomplishment just knowing I am challenging myself and pushing myself to my full potential.
This experience is showing me that being healthy effects life more than I could have ever even imagined. The way I feel about myself is changing, too. It’s an amazing feeling to know that I have control over my body, not the other way around. I am still at the beginning of my journey, but seeing my progress just in these last two months gives me even more drive to continue full steam ahead with gaining my new body and healthy habits while losing my insecurities and inches. Thank you for your continued support; it truly means the world to me.
Teachings from My Trainer: Over the last couple of months, my trainer Jason Fiutem has revealed great things to me about the process of getting healthy and in shape. Jason always says, “This is marathon, not a sprint.” What this means is keeping a balanced energy so that I am at a constant level of intensity in my workouts and my excitement. This aids me in not burning out and remaining consistent. Through Jason’s teachings, my weight has decreased and my self-esteem has gone up so much already! He is giving me the ability to be more active in my life, and that is priceless.