My name is Britney. I’ve recently moved back to Sacramento and now I’m looking for ways to get fit. That’s the short story, the long story goes back a few years.
When I was 19, I was in the worst shape of my life. I weighed over 225 pounds. I honestly don’t know exactly how much it was because the scale and I weren’t exactly on good terms. When I was twenty, I went through an awful break up that left me feeling at my most insecure and unlovable. I couldn’t eat, I slept far too much, and essentially all I did was work, until the day my grief turned into anger and that anger turned into fuel. I was horribly out of shape. I could barely jog up the block without feeling like I was about to be sick. But, the next day I did it again. I kept at it for a month, and then that block became a half mile, a few weeks later it became a mile. Along with running, I started doing home workout DVDs because I was too broke to afford a gym membership. A year later, I was 145 pounds. I went from an 18 to an 8. I was happy and healthy.
By the end of that year, I was in a new relationship and it all sort of went downhill from there. My boyfriend has the metabolism of an Olympic athlete, without having to get off the couch. Before I knew it, I was eating like him, lounging like him, and had all but quit working out. I certainly don’t blame him, after all I had choices along the way, but in less than a year of being together I found myself 40 pounds heavier. After being sidelined by an injury, my self-esteem dropped as my weight began climbing back up the scale, and here I am today, August 6th 2015, only 5 pounds away from where I started back when I was 19.
I’ve tried for a while to get back on the workout wagon, but I never seem to stick to my guns and put in the effort. I remember things being so much easier the first time around. The weight seemed to just fall off. But, now I’m stuck in the mindset that I can do what 145 pound me can do, and what 220 pound me doesn’t have the capacity to do. I decided to record my journey via blogging to help me stay motivated and on the path of progress. Maybe you’re like me, maybe you’ve yo-yoed with weight loss and want to finally do something to make it stick. Maybe this is your first time getting fit and you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you’re already in shape but you’re looking for something extra to add to your workout. All fitness levels, experience, and ages are welcome. Let’s conquer this uphill battle together.
Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer or a nutritionist, I am just a woman that’s trying to wade through the sales pitches and fitness promotional promises to find something that works for me, and hopefully something that works for you too. Be sure to consult with a doctor prior to starting this or any other exercise program. Make sure to be mindful of your body’s abilities and needs. I am not liable for any injuries or illnesses that could occur from following an exercise or food program. Now let’s get to work.