If you are like me who is looking for someone for motivation or inspiration to getting fit and healthy, well the story below is a good one. The story of @amydown100 which you can also follow on Instagram where she shares all her tips in the journey of her wellness is a worth following especially from someone who lose huge amount of weight and kept it off.
In January 2012 (because is it even possible to commit in one of the other 11 months?! I decided I needed to be healthier, so I began counting my calories using the MyFitnessPal app. I ate low-calorie this and fat-free that and made sure I ate at or below the magical number I was given by the app, and I lost weight. As the weight came off, I began taking fitness classes at the gym and jogging outside. I quickly fell in love with the feeling of accomplishment that comes after a good run, and a year later I had lost 80lbs. Was I healthy? Not really, just smaller.
I hadn't learned a thing about how to eat!!! I had learned how to restrict, but who wants to do that their entire life?! (Disclaimer! Definitely nothing wrong with counting calories! I still do so using MyFitnessPal, but during my first go 'round with weight loss I wasn't enjoying healthy calories. That was the mistake.) So you already know what's coming -- over the next year, I gained 55lbs. back! So a little over a year ago, I started again. This time around though, I'm creating a lifestyle. There isn't a finish line.
I've fallen in love with healthy food. With nourishing my body. With macros. With minimally processed foods. With strengthening my body and also pushing it to its limits! And I'm now down 100 pounds from my highest weight, but so much more importantly, I'm HEALTHY! So, no, I certainly did not have a perfectly linear journey, but I've learned so much about myself and my body through the ups and the downs and the trial and error. Just start!!! And equally important, keep at it.
You are capable and worthy of change. It's not going to be easy, or always go smoothly, but boy is it going to be worth it!! You got this!!"
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