Today is a bit of a personal blog entry for me regarding my weightloss journey. Since about the second week in January 2011 I made a big change to my overall diet and also began regular exercise. I was more determined than ever to make a change in my life and get back into shape, improve my overall health, and fit back into my old clothes again.
About a week ago I reached my first goal: 10kg lost (22 pounds)! I've also lost about 3 dress sizes since then. I was so happy when I finally brought up my suitcase from the basement of clothes I used to wear 5 years ago in Montreal when I was going to university - especially my "skinny jeans" from Guess that I love.
I filmed this video right after trying on all my old clothes, and I was just overwhelmed with emotions. Hopefully this is inspirational and helpful for someone else out there who is on their own weightloss journey. Remember the best reason to start losing weight is because you want to do it for yourself, not to impress other people, to be attractive to others, or because of peer pressure.
I think for me the time was right because I was happy with pretty much all other aspects of my life: My career is going amazingly well, I have great people and friends in my life, I feel successful and confident. The only thing I wasn't happy with is the excess weight I was carrying around, not feeling good in my clothes, and just feeling so out of shape physically. I gave myself a big kick in the butt and said to myself, it's now or never!
I wanted to share this little update with you all. I still haven't reached my ultimate goal, but I feel great and I know I'm on the right track. My next step is doing strength and resistance training, so this week I want to go out and buy some weights for my arms, and an exercise mat to start doing floor exercises to start toning. I'm actually looking forward to that!! Never thought I'd say that. I don't love exercising, but I can't wait to have a beach-ready body for holidays in September to Sardinia, Italy.
Check out my video, I hope it can inspire and motivate someone else! Never give up on yourself, don't settle if you're unhappy with the way you look, it's never too late to start making a change.
Link to my video on Youtube
I filmed a few other videos on what I have done, how I eat, what kinds of meals I prepare, etc. If you missed those and are interested click here.