Here I am, way too many pounds over weight. UGH! How did this happen? I was a child and teenage athlete and today, at 43 years old, I find myself sluggish and... FAT!
There, I said it. I've never been so big in my entire life and I am completely appalled and depressed about it. I mean, when I was in my mid-thirties, I walked 8 hours a day in the scorching heat and subzero temperatures for my job. It was truly tedious but in the middle of that extremely stressful time, I dropped down from a size 10 to a size 6! So I KNOW it can be done!
Today I am a size 14 (pushing a 16) and that is just unacceptable. Utterly. So on June 1st, I started a new challenge. As one door closes (my Urban Skin Rx 30 Day Skin Care Challenge), another opens. Side note: 2018 seems to be the year of change for me in ways I didn't even see coming. Self love means self improvement and I am so here for it!
So my goals are as follows:
Current clothing size: 14/16 Goal clothing size: 8/10
Current bra size: 38G Goal bra size: 36D
Current weight: 204 Goal weight: 150ish
I do realize that numbers are not the end all, be all of weight loss and fitness. Muscle weighs more than fat does and I hope to lose fat and replace it with lean muscle. Therefore, the numbers are negotiable. I just want to look and feel better than I do now. I want to be able to wear some of the dope clothes that have been hiding under a pile in my room for 3 years.
How will I do this? Well, I’ve already started back at the gym. I plan to do cardio at least three times a week and light weight training twice a week. I have also modified my diet. I became a pescatarian at the beginning of the year and that has helped me to drop 24 pounds since I had surgery in January (uterine fibroids are no joke, son - but at least I don't look 7 months pregnant anymore so that's a win).
I will be posting bi-weekly updates throughout the rest of the year. Today is week zero. I will also be sharing some recipes I’ve picked up along my journey and some pics too because the best motivation is constant progress.
So here goes! Let’s do this, man!!
My name is Carla Helené. I am a cheeky naturalista, serial entrepreneur, speaker, educator and self love advocate who encourages women to embrace their truth, love themselves and make margaritas out of life’s lemons. Is there a recipe for this? I’m not sure I but I know we can figure it out together.
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