Screen Name: bama girl
Age/Age Range: 19
Family Life: I am in college and live about 3.5 hours away from my parents. I have an awesomely supportive boyfriend.
Occupation: College student... I'm studying mechanical engineering. I also work at Victoria's Secret.
Hobbies and Interests: I am a big nerd! I actually enjoy doing my school work, I like to run and watch new movies, too.
Favorite Music: I like old psychedelic stuff a lot. Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, etc...
Favorite Color(s): I like pink, but it clashes with my red hair, so green is a close second. =]
Favorite Exercise/Workouts: I like to run, but I'm not quite a runner yet. I am doing C25K right now and balance ball workouts.
What are your fitness/health goals? to avoid getting diabetes like my father and to be able to run at least 5k without stopping. Maybe more! =]
What was the "trigger" or incident that made you decide it was time to lose weight and become more fit? I snapped out of it and looked at pictures of myself on Facebook. I looked so much bigger than I ever did in the mirror, and it WASN'T just the camera...
What do you struggle with the most on this journey to health? Before I gained all the weight, I dealt with both anorexia and bulimia for about 7 years. It's hard not to slip back into unhealthy thoughts and practices, especially since I focus on numbers a lot.
What are three things in the area of diet/exercise you need to improve?
1.) Just freaking exercise! I need to get motivated. Probably no better time to do it than now. I am going to start taking a spinning class when I go back to school and that will force me to actually go and work out.
2.) Watch the sugar, alcohol, and carbs. All of which are basically the same. Those are my biggest food vices and what kill my caloric values for the day. I quit fast food for a month on Dec. 21.
3.) Set realistic goals and stick to them. I tend to tell myself things like "oh, it's ok, you can do it next time" when I fail.
(Evil motivation ) Who do you want to look better than? : Hahaha. Oh lord. There is this horrible girl that my boyfriend is friends with that constantly goes on about how hot she is. I can't wait for her to be going on about being a size 6 and be able to shoot back, "Oh, really? I'm a 4."
That's not unrealistic considering my height. Other than that, I just want to look better than I personally ever have. And that doesn't just mean thinner.
What can you not wait to wear when you are at goal weight or size? Skinny Jeans! If they are still in style. Other than that, maybe short skirts and sexy lingerie and bathing suits?