As it turns out the weight is actually not the issue – the way I felt about me was. I lost a lot of confidence when I started picking up weight, and it affected my mood and stress levels too. I just gave up at one point. But all that has changed. This year marks the first time ever in my life where I have set a goal regarding my weight and actually achieved it realistically.
I stopped weighing myself every week, as long as I worked out atleast 3 times a week I was happy and proud of myself. I set mini goals for myself every time I am at the gym – to work out as hard as possible, push myself to try new routines, run faster etc.
I have controlled my portions (not eating the same size as my boyfriend!) but I haven’t drastically changed my diet, to be honest my diet was never completely unhealthy.
The big thing for me personally was that I started running, and more than that I started entering races in advance and committing to it. Spending money on entering meant that I knew I had to run, and i knew I wanted to keep improving on my times, so I had to train hard to achieve my personal best time.
Over and above everything, I started enjoying working out and running. I started feeling happy and more confident again. I found myself, a new and improved version of the Megan I had never met before (and I really like her!), and I started to see results which has driven the process forward!
So have a look at my goals below… what started off as one goal has now expanded, I challenge myself every day to reach these goals and after achieving the first few, I know I am capable of achieving these goals.
The best part of this week is that I weighed myself for the first time since may and I have lost 5kg’s, I am now officially NOT the fatty girlfriend! I weigh less than my man and I am on to the next goal! So watch this space!