SW: 210 pounds on February 20, 2013
CW: 155.8 pounds (March 12, 2014)
GW: 135ish? Hoping to reach this by mid-late July
I started my fitness journey hoping to lose 40 pounds for my brother’s wedding (June 22, 2013), since I knew those photos would live in my family forever. I didn’t quite reach my goal, but I did lose 32 pounds and gain a TON of muscle. I was involved with a CrossFit program for 14 weeks (May - July 2013), and even though I only lost 8 pounds during that time, I saw a HUGE difference in inches, body fat, and the overall look of my body.
Since, I’ve kept on this train, incorporating a mix of cardio, bodyweight strength training, and now getting into some heavier lifting. Mixing it up has been key for me to stay motivated.
I use MyFitnessPal to track my food intake every day. I find that, when I’m not paying attention to what I eat, I let myself eat way too much. When I get to the “maintenance” stage of this journey, I hope I’ve mastered it, but until then, I’ll be tracking my nutrition daily.
I got engaged on December 13, 2013, and it’s given me new motivation to get the weight off. I’ve been heavy my whole life (230 pounds in high school), and never truly committed to trying to get healthy. It’s been crazy to see my body change, and I look forward to continued changes.