I can’t blame my parents, but they didn’t really stress the importance of healthy eating when I was growing up- my mum, a British workaholic type A personality lived off sandwiches, biscuits and coffee and tea, and my dad, a chronic diabetic, ignored his sugar levels and drank 2 liter bottles of Pepsi daily while gorging on sweets. I was a slender teen, but that was mainly due to running around all day and having a nice youthful metabolism. Little did I know that it wouldn’t last… :(
Im sick and tired of not feeling 100% fabulous in my bikini.
I dont want the summer of 2011 to be like the summer of 2010 and the summer of 2009 – not that I loath my body or anything, but I don’t like feeling self conscious all of a sudden, when sitting down to relax in the sand and seeing ripples of fat between my bikini top and bottom…
I want my body to be proportionate. I want thighs that are as big as thighs should be……not bigger!
I want my body to be under my control, rather than controlling me
My Goals: Short Term:
135 pounds by Spring Break - thats a 7 pound loss from where I am now
132 pounds by April (Summer here in Florida!)
Well I have surpassed my original goals! I'm 125 pounds now and working towards 120 and more tone/definition/strength. I have more energy and confidence in my body, and I feel happier not carrying around all those extra pounds and toxins!
My cheeks arent so big, my skin tone on my legs has improved dramatically from dimply to firm and my stomach has shrunk! The reality of how much it shrunk struck when I put on a pair of shorts that had NEVER fit me, and the fit just fine! :D
Before and After Pic
|October 2011 compared to January 2011|
Another UPDATE: 6/1/2012- Well I reached my goal of 120!! And I do look better on the beach now :D Im finally FIT FOR SUMMER :D
YOU can do it to...be patient, dont expect results overnight (It took me a while to realize that if I did 100 crunches and ate healthy all day I wasnt going to dramatically change overnight haha) but keep at it..because the changes will come eventually if you just keep at it....and when you get to your goal, nothing feels better :D
|ME on the beach in Australia!|