Beginning Anew

I started this blog over a year ago and was going strong for about two or three weeks. Then for about a month I continued to change my lifestyle but encountered some personal issues and got busy. Eventually I just pretty much gave up. When I started this blog a year ago I weighed 249 lbs. At the start of this year I weighed 238 lbs. In a year, I lost 11 lbs. Not quite the results I was looking for.

At the start of the year, I began anew with my fitness goals. I was actually doing decent through January when once again I began to face personal issues. Throughout the month of February I have dealt with one of the most incredibly devastating situations I have ever faced. But instead of letting that get to me and preventing my fitness goals, I used it to fuel my motivation. At the end of February, I weighed in at 221 lbs. I’ve already lost 17 lbs in two months! Not only that but I already feel more energized, I feel more aware, I genuinely already feel healthier. I’m not dieting, I’m making eating choices that are helping me reach my fitness goals. I’m not working out to look ripped. I’m working out to feel healthy.

I’m restarting this blog because I’d like to document my path to a healthy me. But also because this is a stressful time in my life full of anxiety and even some depression. I say that so that I can also point out that not only does exercise and proper nutrition improve my health and looks, it makes me FEEL better about myself. It has been the absolute number one way for me to relieve stress and anxiety. I don’t know if anyone will ever read this. I probably won’t promote it. But if you do and you’re in a similar situation in life, I hope you can find some hope in my words and my path to a healthier me…

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