Hey! I guess I will just go ahead and call this 'Day 1'. For a long time, I've been unhappy with my body. I've made every excuse in the world as to why I'm not doing something about it, though. "I'm too busy, I'm too tired, I'll start next week, I look fine". I've said it all.
I'm to a point now that I just can't even stand to look at my body without clothes. If you're reading this, you might think that sounds a little extreme. It's the truth. I've always been a really body conscious person. We're all our own worst critic. But my clothes are fitting tighter. I've gained 8 pounds in 6 weeks. I eat too much sugar and sometimes, I have a few too many glasses of wine. I've even been wearing more and more clothes to try and hide my body. I can notice the extra weight in my face.
I'm done making excuses! I'm tired of feeling this way. I want a better mind and a healthier body. So, here's the start of my fitness journey! I've always wanted to compete in a bikini competition. Now's the time to start training.
I think today was my big slap in the face. I'm 28 years old, I weigh 134 pounds and I have almost 34% body fat! Those are alarming numbers! That's not healthy! I don't want to have a heart attack in my 40's!! I want to live to see my nephews and nieces get married and have babies!
Tonight, I got to workout with my coach, Tiffany! She's amazing and I can't wait to take this journey with her. We worked on upper-body tonight. One of the first things out of my mouth "my arms are so weak." Her response, "Don't think of it like that, think of it as "I'm getting stronger".
I'm a firm believer that you can do anything you put your mind to! If you can dream it, you can do it! I hope by sharing this journey, it might motivate or encourage you. Here's to Day 2!