Losing weight is hard yet so is being overweight. I came to a point in my life where I had no choice but to lose weight. My weight took over my life and made me lose who I was. With this being said it was time to find myself again. How exactly did I do that? A lot of hard work and dedication! Mentally I had to prepare myself to take on this journey. Not only is it a lot of physical work but mental as well. Let me first admit that I had no idea what I was doing or getting myself into when I started this journey. I had no clue what to do in the gym or what to eat. I am an outgoing kinda gal and so I was up for the challenge.
First day in the gym and the elliptical machine had my name written all over it. It was easy to use and I mean how could you go wrong? Want to know the best part about it? At my gym they had a private movie room so it was dark and no one could see me working out. I guess you can say that I was really embarrassed about the way I looked. I didn’t want to be seen, especially since everywhere you look in the gym there are mirrors chasing you. For those of you who are just starting off and are nervous about going into the gym, my best advice is to go for it! Focus on what you need to accomplish and you will get there. That is a promise!
As more time went on, weightlifting started to feel amazing and it became my stress reliever. I started to feel like I belonged in the gym and I was so proud of that. My trainer also encouraged me to try a new menu style. He gave me a lot more to choose from and the options were and still are endless. If it’s one thing I learned throughout this journey it’s that there is always something new you can learn each and every day through fitness and nutrition, the options are limitless!