4 Years Later – Progress Pics

Hi all,

I've been coming to this web page for a very long time, however have by no means posted something till now. I'll attempt to hold this temporary:

Progress Pic

Progress Pic #2 – Shirtless

I began regulation college in 2015 weighing in at just below 300 kilos. I had simply moved again dwelling to Chicago after undergrad and determined I wished to make my well being a precedence. Something I did not do throughout my 4 years of school. I had tried to shed extra pounds beforehand, however would at all times fall again into previous habits. This time, I made a decision to begin out by making some small changes slightly than altering every little thing abruptly. For instance, if I used to be getting a macchiato from Starbucks I might use skim milk as a substitute of the two% default. I’d stroll to class slightly than take the bus. I actually simply wished to get myself transferring. Eventually, these small, more healthy, selections began to snowball into bigger, more healthy, selections. I started counting energy and getting into the entire information into My Fitness Pal. I might guarantee that I acquired not less than 10,000 steps in every day. I didn't limit myself from any meals totally, however I used to be way more aware of what I used to be placing into my physique. Some nights if I wished pizza for dinner, I made positive that I allotted for such a meal (calorically) all through the day – maybe I might have a yogurt for breakfast and a salad for lunch. I began going to the fitness center, operating a couple of miles at a time. I might take spin lessons with pals and perhaps a yoga class on the weekends. I took progress footage all through my total journey, and every time I used to be in a position to see a change, nevertheless minor, my need to proceed would develop. Take footage alongside the way in which. I didn't understand how motivating they may very well be. My weight reduction journey has not been a linear one by any stretch of the creativeness. I slipped up greater than as soon as, however at all times acquired again on observe.

I graduated regulation college in May of 2018 round 180 kilos. All in all, I misplaced nearly 110 kilos. Today, I weigh 165 kilos, the objective weight I had set for myself my senior yr of undergrad (2015). My weight reduction journey has taken 4 years to this point, however I'm not carried out but. I'm undecided that I ever will probably be. I'm now working in the direction of firming my physique, slicing physique fats, and focusing much less on the quantity on the size.

A number of issues I've discovered through the years…

  1. You may have setbacks. Get again up and hold transferring ahead.
  2. Take progress pics! They will inspire you to proceed your journey.
  3. Diet is vital. Exercise is vital. Don't sacrifice one for the good thing about the opposite.
  4. Reward your self while you've earned it. Maybe you're down one other 10 kilos so you purchase a brand new article of clothes.
  5. Rather than "dieting" you're altering your life, and prolonging it. We've acquired one physique, give it the love and care that it wants.
  6. You can have enjoyable whereas exercising. Go for a stroll with pals, hit up a spin class, experience your bike, stroll to/from dinner. It doesn't must be so monotonous.

TL;DR – began out at 300 kilos. 4 years later and I'm all the way down to 165 kilos. Made small adjustments at first which steadily grew to massive adjustments. Focus on what works for you and get again up after a setback. I centered on a caloric deficit and counted my energy. Not carried out with my weight reduction journey, however trying ahead to the following chapter.

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