But in today's timeline, I started fumbling around at the gym not really knowing what I was doing. I started going back to the basics of what I thought was clean eating not realizing that even some good food isn't good for you either. That one was a shock...
Finally, I found what I feel is working for me which is a strength and conditioning program consisting mainly of a mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercises, and Olympic weight lifting, called Crossfit.
For a person with absolutely no athletic background whatsoever, I can get thru a strenuous workout without feeling like I'm going to die. It gives me a great sweat and I can finally see and feel muscles in my body that I've never had. Through the program, I've also found what works for my body food wise. As I mentioned earlier, I'm not one of those people that can eat fruit all day, everyday, thinking I'm eating clean. I've had to be very conscious about what types of fruit I eat if I want to see results. I also only drink one cup of coffee everyday (everyone has a vice) and a gallon of water....erh'day.
Overall, I'm understanding why the phrase weight loss journey was coined...
It's all about trial and error and finding out and THEN doing what works for you.
This past weekend, I've never felt sexier and proud of the progress I've made thus far. I was expecting a lot more pats on the back from my family and close love ones but the one opinion that truly mattered the most was mine. I felt on top of the world for how I looked in the mirror. I was proud of me and that ends with a period.
If I had to compare, I'll say that I'm at the half way point in my journey. And I will still celebrate because half there is still almost there and far away from the beginning. I'm still laps ahead of those that are doing absolutely nothing to get healthier. At first I couldn't tell if any of this was working, but the tough workouts and 5 am runs, and not over-indulging in sweet tea and fried wings, are truly paying off. I can finally SEE it. So I will continue to take as many selfies as I want and admire the progression and dedication I've made knowing that giving up on myself is no longer an option. And if I can inspire just one person on the way, that ain't half bad either!
|In the LAB cooking...|
|Long way to go but so far from where I was!|
And NO Spanks!
|Just happy to be here!|