I decided to start a blog to track my fitness goals. I wasn’t actually always serious about my weight. I was like any other typical girl who said they wanted to diet today and come tomorrow I would make an excuse that it would start again the next day. It wasn’t until my college career that my mom had been diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 that I began to question the importance of my health. With blood tests and a EKG, I decided it was time to leave the excuses behind and make a change.
I started at Perfect Balance in Fremont, a group training gym dedicated to circuit training. Then moved to the city feeling lost after gaining weight that I had lost again. I joined a gym, but I was unmotivated to work out on my own. This left me to hire a trainer at 24 hour fitness and from then on… I have become a completely different person. 2 years ago, I weighed a starting weight of 132, at 4″11. I now weigh 120, at 4″11 gaining mainly muscle.
With the same trainer, I am able to keep up with boys in lifting. I can now run a mile in less than 8 minutes. I can do almost four circuit training routines before getting wiped out. And I can now do a total of 8 pull ups without help. I have come a long way from the days of not being able to do anything, but make excuses to catch my breath.
I have also changed the way I drastically view food. I gave up white rice, white bread, white anything carbs. My diet is mainly non-dairy, completely raw, organic, and low in glycerin and sodium. I drink about 3 liters of water a day. I completely eliminated coffee out of my normal routine and switched over to green tea. Protein shakes are necessary for muscle recovery, but never to replace a meal. And believe that food is only there for one vital source … to fuel your performance and your body.
I just signed up for my first marathon in September. My goals this time around are to run a half marathon eventually before the year is up. And in 15 days feel more accomplished and better about myself than ever before.
To get a better sense of where I was a few years ago, I posted my before and after picture. I haven’t taken one of myself recently … mainly because before I do, I want to feel content.
I believe that there is nothing better than being good to your body in every possible way you can. My routine right now consists of not only eating healthy, but working out to the best of my ability. “
It’s not how long you train, but how hard you train.”
I lift weights 3x a week, once with a trainer. I do morning bootcamps, yoga, and cardio at least 5-6x a week. I believe that fitness is a way to alleviate my anxiety and boost my confidence like never before.
And I want to continue to not only be fit and not skinny, but motivate others on the value that fitness can do for you and your confidence. The belief that fitness is important and necessary for a vital healthy life.