Work In Progress

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I'm literally laughing so hard right now at my previous post.. Did I really need to share my bodily functions with the internet? Apparently. It's been a long time since I blogged last, so let's catch up!

Yesterday, I woke up feeling exhausted, frustrated and defeated. Exhausted because I push myself at work 40+ hours a week, and find time to go to the gym 5 days a week. Frustrated because the weight isn't falling off as fast as I want it to. And defeated because I want to see my results faster (patience, I know..)

I started my fitness journey about 10 months ago in July. Around that time I was hitting almost 180 pounds, I was unhealthy, super upset about what I looked like and my stomach issues were only getting worse. I took the leap and went full force with my lifestyle change. As the months went on, I got into the habit of prepping my meals for the week and heading to the gym more often. Right away switching my diet was one of the biggest things that helped me shed some weight quickly. It's amazing once you cut out carbs and sugar how much you notice the difference.

Holiday's came along and I completely fell off the wagon (ugh), but honestly, that's life! Holiday season for a retail worker is like tax season for an accountant. Busy, busy, busy... you're lucky if you find any time to get a real meal down your throat. Come January (like everyone else) I made it my goal for 2017 to get into really good shape. I started meeting with a personal trainer, who I am still seeing today, and joining a real gym.

Fast forward to right now, I am officially 148 pounds. 32 pounds in 10 months doesn't seem like much but I never was focused on losing weight, I just wanted to get in shape (and gain muscles!) As I stated above, I was feeling down about myself yesterday but then I stumbled across the picture I took when I started my fitness journey and literally my mood completely changed. I never really took the time to realize how far I've come since July. I am in such better shape than I have been (even in my 13 year Cheerleading career) and I am so much more happier with how I look and how I emotionally feel.

The point of this post is not to talk about myself, but how sometimes as individuals, we need to take a step back and see how far we've come from where we have been instead of feeling defeated!! My fitness journey is nowhere near over and I plan on blogging about it throughout the months (for real I promise this time). I signed up for my first 5k and you best bet I will be sharing all my stories about training and how much I love running.. (I hope you sensed my sarcasm)

If anyone is on a similar journey, don't be shy to drop an email in my box just to chat! I would love to hear personal stories on how far you've come and what you do to keep yourself motivated!! (s.calvelli@aol.com)

Till next time!



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