I told myself I would let myself fail, and I did.
Well I haven’t failed, I just haven’t reached my goals.
Sadly a family member I hold dear to my heart has fallen ill, that with school has taken away all my motivation and energy to exercise. BUT NO MORE.
Right now I need something easily accesible, and starting tomorrow I will be jumping in the pool and swimming. My last big weight lost came from swimming competitively so I figure I’ll use that to my advantage as I find the water is my happy place.
Tomorrow Marks a new day.
Well… I cannot take it anymore.
I’m at that point where I’ve come to realize that if I don’t get my weight issues under control now, I likely never will.
I guess I should say a bit more about myself first.
I’m karlee. I’m 20, and my main goal is to lose 35 lbs by April 30th.
There are a few reasons I picked that day.
Reason 1) My 21st Birthday is April 28th
Reason 2) April 30th is exactly 101 days from now. I figured I’d return to the gym tomorrow as day one.
Reason 3) As it stands, I want to go to Punta Cana for my birthday with my very amazing handsome boyfriend.
Weight has always been an issue for me. When I was really young I packed on all that baby fat around the end of primary school. I peaked at 120 and just under 5 feet tall. I got my first gym membership at the age of 12.
High school changed my life, I saw myself lose and drop down to a healthy 105 and 5′1 through most my freshman years. I swam, I played soccer, and I was a strict vegetarian. I was happy and healthy.
Good things don’t last for ever, since I left high school 3 years ago , I’ve found myself peak at 165 and standing at 5′2 and 1/2. This is not healthy. I am not longer a vegetarian but still do frequent the gym when I feel like it.
This blog isn’t about a temporary solution. This is me changing my life. I want to sit around 120 - 125 . I feel that is a good weight area as I am not planning on being overly muscular. My body type and frame is very petite. I fear that if I don’t change my lifestyle, the Heart Disease and Diabetes in my family, may creep up on me soon than I would like it too.
I work midnights, this is a hard thing for me to balance, as my metabolism, sleep schedule and even meal times are all over the place. I know this journey won’t be easy, but I can do it !
I’m hoping that some of you can relate, I can’t be the only one out there who suffers these issues.
Later today I plan to post my precise measurements and a before picture. I hope that this blog brings me a ton of encouragement and helps others as well.
Peace and Love,