Below we are, at the end of 2019 and also the first year of my fat burning trip. I believed it would certainly be most ideal for me to blog concerning where my weight management journey stands, just how far I’ve come, and what comes next. However most importantly, allow’s obtain right to my latest landmark: 25 pounds!
It may have taken me the bulk of this past year to do it, but from March 2019 to December 2019, I shed 25 extra pounds.
Possibly the biggest takeaway from that contrast picture (besides the apparent physical differences) is that I’m now formally 2 clothes sizes smaller. WHICH IMPLIES that I’m going shopping in the “routine part” of the clothing shop now … not the large size department.
And also for me, personally, that is a SUBSTANTIAL accomplishment. I might refrain from doing much clothes purchasing generally, yet to be able to enter into ANY shop and also peruse the main racks as opposed to seeking out a tiny area of bigger clothing?
That’s a BIG, BIG OFFER.
Shedding 25 Pounds Puts Me in “One-derland”
Since, you see, for a lady that needs to shed a fair bit of weight (like myself), there are two kinds of “One-derland”:
With my 25-pound loss so far, I have actually accomplished # 1 over. As well as if all goes as intended, I’ll conveniently accomplish # 2 in 2020.
New decade, brand-new body– here I come!
Existing Fat Burning Program
My present weight management approach hasn’t changed extremely much in the past several months. I still go to a no-nonsense, cost-effective gym 5 days a week. I do around 40 mins of high intensity cardio (usually on an elliptical equipment) and then deal with toughness training.
The most significant modification is that I’m lastly take on adequate (as well as sure of oneself enough) to do some arm job in the weights area, away from the safe boundaries of the weight machines.
The barbells is normally inhabited by 98% men, which makes it daunting. The first couple of times I exercised in the dumbbells, my spouse, Jon, was ideal close to me.
Today I fit functioning out there alone– and also you recognize what? The men exercising in the dumbbell area are really fairly valuable as well as accommodating, so I worried regarding absolutely nothing!
Additionally, if you have actually been adhering to together with this weight management trip of mine (or my blog and/or social media generally), then you know I’ve been writing my initial publication! And as part of that, I required to have brand-new specialist head shots taken.
Look into the difference in my face and neck!
Anyhow, I get on track to send my full manuscript on February 1! As well as it will be a craft/upcycling publication, not a weight management publication– simply in instance I had not been clear about that.
My Health Journey and also Next Steps After the First 25 Lbs
When I took a seat at the salon lately, my hair stylist commented on just how different I looked. So, naturally, we started chatting regarding being females in our 40s as well as finding time to prioritize our health and wellness. She just kept stating that “she doesn’t have time to work out”.
Which sounded EXTREMELY familiar because I would certainly utilized that same justification for many years and also years.
And also it does appear in this way at the start. We’re all just so active that sculpting out time to start a fitness routine feels like we’re including something enormous to our to-do lists. As well as for ladies especially, it feels indulgent and self-indulgent to prioritize ourselves over our households as well as obligations.
At least it provided for me. And also I don’t even have kids or an extremely needy other half. Which truly suggested it was SIMPLY a justification and I was joking myself that entire time.
Since the fact of it is, reducing weight has really had the opposite result. I really feel like I have MORE time currently. As a matter of fact, I * KNOW * I have even more time currently because I have so much extra energy and also obtain a lot extra done than I used to.
So … what follows after these initial 25 pounds that I shed? Just how do I continue to slim down in 2020 without losing energy? Right here are a few of my ideas:
Will any one of that involved fruition? I guarantee to continue blogging concerning my weight loss journey right into 2020, and also I hope you’ll remain to comply with in addition to me!
Thanks once again for reviewing this brand-new blog site series of mine. By doing this, I hope to not just stay responsible and also on the right track, however to bring convenience to anyone else out there that is ashamed of their body or weight-related health. I am not a medical professional or physician in any capability, so whatever I blog around during my weight loss trip is merely my own viewpoint and experience. Please consult a clinical or wellness specialist prior to beginning a weight loss program or for clinical associated concerns.
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