It’s crazy how I’ve put off getting back into the gym for so long and now I’m becoming addicted to working out. But that’s how it goes, isn’t it? I wasn’t supposed to be posting another update so soon. I’m really trying to get on a bi-weekly schedule. But man, the results are just so amazing and I’m feeling pretty great so I had to share.
I started out at 204.6. Today I weighed in at 192.8. I started this fitness challenge officially on June 1st. Here is a pic of what I looked like when this journey began.
And below is a photo I took yesterday:
Those jeans are juniors and they are sized 13 from Hollister. The top is a size large but I bought it when I was a size 8/10 (which should still be a medium in most brands) and haven’t been able to wear it for over two years. Also, we did a new head shot session because I dyed my hair red last week and needed to update them. Amazingly enough, my cheekbones were casting a shadow on the lower half of my face. WHAT???? I can’t remember the last time that happened!
Perhaps the thing I’m most excited about is the fact that people outside my inner circle are starting to notice the changes. They say it takes 2 weeks for you to see a difference, 4 weeks for your family and friends to see a difference and 6-8 weeks for the world to notice the changes. It’s been a little over three weeks and I’m ahead of schedule because people who haven’t seen me for a few months are all commenting on the size changes. This makes me even more motivated than I was when I started.
I met with a nutritionist on Tuesday. I’m desperately trying to avoid the normal plateau of every weight loss journey. I figure if I can quadruple the efforts I’m making by eating a healthy, balanced, vitamin packed diet, take the right supplements for what my body needs, keep exercising and keep my digestive issues under control too, I will hopefully be that much closer to my goals.
I’ve still got quite a ways to go but I am cautiously optimistic that I am going to slay this weight loss journey and hit my goals as planned by the end of the year. Fingers crossed and all that jazz! 💋
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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