What Made You Change?
I am literally a few hours old to this app and I ended up here because I was tired of feeling dissatisfied with the shape I'm in.. I saw a FaceBook pic my office posted of me and I was so mortified with my appearance I contacted my partner and begged that he get it taken down. He insisted I was being overly critical but I detested the picture. Then it hit me... Why take it down when that's how I really look right now. I told myself..how about you change yourself and then the pictures people post won't be an issue...lol. so here I am dedicated to looking good in every pic. No more big ol belly for me. So? Share.... Looking for some additional inspiration here..What turned things around for you and caused you to commit to a lifestyle of fitness & clean eating?
Thanks for the compliment! We both work full time at the same place but that's where out gym is so it makes it easier for us to get into rhythm. Every once and awhile though we either have to switch our rest day or workout after work but that's why I really like working out 4 days a week instead of 5. Throws things off but doesn't get outta rhythm. Feel free to message me for any advice. I'll be more than happy to share what I have learned.
My boyfriends children Calling me fat my grandmother my friends pretty much everyone calling me fat....they're overly critical since I've never been fat before so I'm tired of the ridicule and I want to feel healthy again
I gained 50 lbs with my youngest when I was pregnant and I kept telling myself it'll come off I'm just recovering from the pregnancy. Then not long ago I realized he's almost 2 and recovering from the pregnancy is not a valid reason but more like a lame excuse. I also used to be really in shape and powerful and I miss that feeling. I'm mortified when I see pictures of myself as well, I sometimes wonder how it got so bad so fast. But I'm working towards being for and powerful again, I'm already seeing some physical results but more importantly I'm FEELING better. I don't feel as lazy and miserable as I was.
I was at my highest weight last yr of 285lbs and like yourself saw a pic of myself an the kids on a trip to the zoo.......that did it, since last yr ive lost 110lbs and am in the best shape of my life
After a sport injury lost my schalorship i went nuts. after 6months of recovery i was back at square one since then im getting stronger and better back playing sports again even ran 100 in 22and half hours early this year proud that im also beat my old record in the mile too.i just thsbk god and everyone who help me in recovery if i can be a better athelete all of the ppl on this app can reach there goals it was hard work to get where i am now but my competeative nature and my passion to be the best is why i download this app whenever im not on the or training with my team mates .
I injured both of my ankles in a fall, and had to be off of them for about two months. Once I was off bedrest, everything was still weak and painful. I couldn't help but wonder if my recovery was being slowed down by my weight and lack of fitness. So as I continued to work on restrengthening my ankles, I also tried to improve my stamina, and lighten the load on my ankles by eating better.
I got a huge depression episode and i didnt want to go to the doctor so i decided working out would help me release endorphins and feel happy :P, so i pushed my self and got it done and since then i never stopped working out :)
I wanted to live a long life that I could share with my husband.
My eating habits weren't ideal, and though I've never had a problem with portion control, my body did not react well to the crap I ate and I was unhealthy.
My goal wasn't to lose weight. It was to properly nourish my body. I didn't want to think about low fat and calories. I wanted to think about good fats and proper nutrients, and low cholesterol, etc...
I didn't expect to lose weight, but I did. So far I've lost 25 lbs, and I've recently started adding fitness for my heart health and (according to my soon to be physical trainer husband) muscular health that will help my bones to stay in good shape for the rest of my life.
The lost weight has been a wonderful bonus, but I think where many people fail in keeping healthy is that their goals are to change their outside rather than their inside... and I mean your physical inside.
I did a lot of research about health and nutrition after watching Forks Over Knives, which motivated me to do a trial run of eating whole foods, clean, and vegan for three weeks. To increase our chances of success, my husband and I boxed all the foods we couldn't have and gave away everything that was perishable and bad for us so we didn't even have to fight our urges to eat bad. The first week was rough. Second week, kinda tough. Third week, fun, so we did a fourth week. By then, our bodies were already trained to crave good stuff, so we've stuck with it ever since. Now I crave whole foods, all the time. Simple stuff, too. Six months later, I've lost the 25 lbs, and I have so much energy I had to add working out into my schedule even though I didn't want to!
Feel free to message me is you want any tips. What I've learned is that by being strict with myself in the beginning, I learned to train my body to want good things, and now I don't even have to think about it.
Working out... takes a little more discipline, but I don't hold it against myself if I don't work out as long as I want or as often as I want. I just pick up and start again when I can!
Going into a specialist for my back when i was 15 at 180 lbs, and him telling me most of my problems were caused by being overweight and not having much muscle in my back. I had never had anyone be that straight forward and honest with me, it hurt but it turned my entire world around. I lost 50 pounds in a little less then a year. And I have fluctuated from 115-135 since. Now i'm beginning a new and healthier lifestyle, i want to take care of my body sooner rather than later before any problems arise.
I wish you the best of luck, and hope you reach your goals and become a healthier person! :) you've made a great and difficult decision.