23.07.17 ; Day 1 - 299.4lbs, 60% bf⠀
And so it begins, once again. This is the beginning of my weight loss journey to becoming a better version of myself. I will be sharing my struggles, my victories, my thoughts, my feelings and photos of my progress throughout. ⠀
I've struggled with obesity my whole life. I was bullied in secondary school for not fitting in, for being that 'fat' kid that nobody wanted to be around. I was tormented everyday, I was even made to feel like I wasn't good enough by so called 'friends'. I felt unworthy of being loved let alone being part of society. After years of putting up with that I ended up in a mentally abusive relationship. I was made to feel worthless, I was told that nobody would ever love me, that people talk behind my back, that they make fun of me and even went on to say i shouldn't have been born that I was a mistake.⠀
I then began losing weight in January of 2015 after trying the year previous. I'd lost 56lbs all in all. Several months went by I began gaining all the weight back I began busting the seems of a 3xl t-shirt, I then found myself pushing a 4xl and a size 26 trousers. I was in such a dark place my depression & anxiety were so bad I couldn't see an escape. I'd shut myself away from the world. I turned to food for comfort but in reality I was punishing myself. I hit rock bottom. I felt like I didn't deserve to be happy. I was made to feel miserable so why not be just that.⠀
Things started to look up and in July of 2015 I met my now fiancé I thought finally here's the break I've needed for so long. My life was getting better. The following year I had gone out for food with my other half and his family everything was going well then to my surprise I found myself not being able to fit in the chairs we were given. I was totally and utterly embarrassed in front of the whole entire restaurant, I just wanted the ground to swallow me up. Up until that day I didn't realise how big I actually was. I was in denial. ⠀
That day was the wake up call I needed, I began cutting down on junk food and making better choices. I'm still nowhere near where I need to be, but I thank my lucky stars I'm not where I once was.
Feeling like a badass!
This morning has been amazing!
I was able to get a sweat sesh in before having to tackle post-vacation catch up at work.
I was craving a workout today, to get back into a routine and to get back to basics on my meal plan.
It felt so good to sweat again.
After two weeks off, the moves were harder but not quite as hard as starting at square one.
I have a a support group of women holding me accountable to check in with them and they push me to better myself!
If this sounds like something that missing in your life, shoot me a message! I'd love to brag about the ladies I work with!!!
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