Lately I feel like all I ever hear anyone talking about is some new diet craze or how they're suddenly juicing away their donuts or some other fitness diet plan hooha that lasts all of one month to fit into some skimpy bikini and somehow call that progress. Most people who shed any weight before summer gain all of it back come winter and it's just a constant cycle of unhealthy behaviour to somehow achieve a 'worthwhile' lifestyle. Now, I'm really not one to preach and that's why I've never found it my place to open up and tell you guys about my fitness routines or weightloss goals and all that positive mumbo jumbo. For most of my life I was heavily obese and had insanely horrendous eating habits. I could not run a mile for shit and I would make up sick excuses to get out of it whenever the idea of exercise came about. I tried every diet on the market, heck, I grew up in LA where diet crazes were as frequent as Kardashian marriage proposals and nothing ever worked which was obviously the diet's fault and never mine.
Well I'm not that girl anymore and I have managed to loose 80 pounds in the last year and a half and I've managed to keep the weight off and continue on with a new lifestyle. Now, wait a minute. I can literally feel you rolling your eyes at the slur of cliche words that you are just waiting for me to say and yeah, I was sitting there doing the same exact think not too long ago. I always thought skinny people were skinny and I was just meant to be fat. Oh, excuse me; not fat, I was curvy and big boned and chubby and it wasn't fat that my body stored, no it was genetics and definitely not that burger I ate the night before. I liked food and I liked being lazy and I didn't want to change but I wanted all of the rewards. I work out at least five times a week now. I eat as healthy as I can and I still have slip ups where I binge on a bit too much food but I never look at anything as a fall back because I keep my head held high and I make it better the next day. It was not easy, it still isn't. I will never see myself as a skinny girl and losing weight always seems appealing to people but it's also incredibly surreal when you come to face lovely moments such as when people who didn't give two fucks about you suddenly show you interest. Weight loss is such a long and hard and tedious journey and I'm impatient and I get frustrated easily but I'm still here and I've come a long way.
Anywho, I was actually just writing up this post to review granola bars but it ended up being a sort of proposal. I would love to share my journey and tips and help others achieve what I have but I'd like to know you guys would actually want to read something like that. It's probably going to be a whole lot cliche and I'm going to try to be as honest as possible (chafing thighs and boob lossage included) but I think it would be kinda neat to tell ya'll about some of the foods I eat now and my workout routine and yadayada. So let me know what you think, in the comments down bellow tell me about your experiences, what kind of posts you'd find helpful and whether or not you'd enjoy reading some entries into my 'journey'. I'm still not a size 2 and I've still got big hips but I'm a long way from who I used to be and I'd like to start talking about it.