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weight loss journey!

YOU GUYS. I have some incredible news & I've wanting to shout it from the mountain tops: I am at my lowest weight (since maybe middle school?) & am no longer "overweight" by BMI standards!! I've lost about 35 pounds from my highest weight, 20 of which was lost in the past few months. I can fit into my "skinny" clothes & had to replace many old ones with new size smalls! It feels AMAZING! I feel healthier & stronger than ever, but more importantly, I can tell that this isn't just me going on a temporary healthy kick (again). I'm in it for the long haul :]

So how did I do it? Drinking way less beer had to happen & now I might only have 3 or 4 drinks each week. Logging what I eat on My Fitness Pal keeps me in check, but I haven't changed much about my diet. Burton & I have always been healthy eaters (lots of vegetables!), but I just think we were over-eating. As for exercise, we've been going on long weekly hikes & appreciating the beautiful weather & nature that Oregon has to offer. During the work week, we'll go to bootcamp or yoga classes at our gym instead. I'm starting to see my little abs coming in! They say weight loss is 80% diet & 20% exercise, but I think the most important factor is will power. When you alter your perspective & view these lifestyle changes as a treat to your body, weight loss doesn't seem so challenging anymore. The physical changes will happen if you're good to your body & PATIENT :]

1 comment:

  1. Yay super congrats you look amazing! Awesome that you feel amazing too and that you have incorporated a healthy way of being into your life :) Will have such positive effects not just short term but long term too!