Saturday, July 30, 2011
My weight loss (and gain) journey
I was always active growing up, playing soccer, and racing the boys on the playground. It was not until I hit High School that I realized how hard (or impossible) it might be to have the "pro athlete" body. (I have always wanted muscle)
Any way I was in a performance group and spent a long time in Germany, where I had the best bread and chocolate a person could ever want... needless to say my waist line, and especially my thighs, were strong evidences of how much I loved the food there.
One day I saw a picture of myself and was shocked to see just how fat I had gotten. (I think I destroyed all pictures from this time in my life) From that moment on I spent the next several years trying to reclaim my body. It was mine after all why did the food have to keep winning?!
I was on a roller coaster. My clothes never fit, they were either falling off of me or painted on. I was anywhere between a size 14 and a size 4. Needless to say these were not the most healthy years of my life.
I finally found Yoga (the first resistance type training I had done in years) I dropped ten pounds in a matter a weeks, and became obsessed!
But I still could not keep the weight off.
Once I stopped traveling and was in the same city for longer than a few weeks (or days) I manged to reach a healthy, though still not ideal body.
I was running between 6 and 10 miles 5 times a week and I had plateaued. I was not losing, or gaining any weight, I was just chilling at a size 6, not bad, but I knew I could be more trim and more toned.
This is when I discovered weight training.
The fat started falling off my body and the slim tone figure I had wanted was becoming a reality. Who would of thought that at age 27 I would finally have the body I was dreaming about at age 19?!
Now with a combination of weight training, interval training, and a healthy diet, I have the body that I did not think was possible anymore. Not only do I look better, but I feel better.
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