By Jodi Vieira
Weight before: 162.2
Weight after: 125.8
Lost: 15.8% body fat, 36.4lbs
It’s been nine months now that I have been on this new journey of losing weight and regaining my health. I would like to share with you readers, my thoughts, the ups and downs that I experienced throughout the process.
July 2012 I made the decision to go to the gym and started doing cardio. It had been awhile since I had been at the gym and I wanted to make some changes. I have been working out on my own on and off for years, but unfortunately have not been able to attain long-term success. The excuse that I have had two children, just doesn’t work, now that they are young adults. After seeing a couple of pictures of myself, and not being able to fit in my favorite jeans, something just clicked with me and I knew it was time for a change. I didn’t have any medical issues to be concerned about, but after reading in one of my magazines that even ten to twenty pounds overweight can cause health problems in the future I made the decision to work on this now. By the way, I am told menopause is just around the corner and I want to be ready to conquer it.
I’ve been on many diets over the years. Some work for a while others did not. I was really frustrated. When you finish a diet and do not have knowledge on how to eat healthy on your own, you end up returning to your old habits and the weight returns, usually with a couple of bonus pounds. I never managed to connect how important the nutrition combined with the exercise was. I just wanted to be able to feel healthy from the inside out. I know that I am on a great path to renewed health and wellness.
As you join me through my journey you will understand that we are all capable of change.
Stay tuned for the next post, part 2 in my journey.
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