An Update…..Fitness

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I think it has been very well documented throughout the years on this blog about my struggles with my weight. Actually, that is not entirely true as I have always been quite proud of my body; yes it was never perfect, but it was perfect for me. Nonetheless, about six months before my wedding, I just ballooned out of proportion and it has been a struggling 2 years to get to a place of comfort. At that time, I have just lost my job, finished uni, and was planning a wedding, so it all took its toll on my body. I also started taking the Depo contraception which is known to slow your metabolism, so everything was against me.

I spent the running up to my wedding ignoring the fact that my body had changed, and acted like I didn’t care; but deep down I really did. I was my heaviest then and I hated how I looked. This ended in me hating my wedding pictures which is far from ideal but it did made me realise that I was no longer able to eat an entire pizza by myself and still be slim. I had to change. I had to learn how to deal with my new body.

This process hasn’t been easy and I still have a long way to go until I am back to my ‘before’ picture but I have made some good progress along the way. If I was to give my top tips on losing weight, these would be it:

  1. Do not weight yourself. Honestly, it is a depressing thing most of the time, so why bother? Instead I take pictures of myself and see how my body is doing.
  2. Drink water. Everyone says it, but it is true, it makes such a difference
  3. Exercise. This has been the biggest change for me. I used to hate working out, but now I aim to work out 4 times a week. It doesn’t always have to be the gym, just keep it interesting. I usually alternate between gym and long walks.
  4. FOOD

Food is still the one I am still battling with, because I adore food (who doesn’t?). I like savoury things as well as sweet things, anything goes really when it comes to food. I have a very big appetite and I am an emotional eater. I do count my calories from time to time and realise I am eating around 2100 calories a day which is way too much for me so this is something I am still learning to adapt to. I have found that following Sarah Day on YouTube has given me some hints as she has an amazing body but also has a big appetite so she is full of hints and tips.

If you are going through the same journey as me, I would like to hear your story and the things that are helping you become the best of version of you.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. The biggest lesson I learned was falling in love with the process. So many people just want to reach the destination of a “perfect” and forget to love their body at the moment. And that’s when discouragement is so damaging, because people want that goal immediately. But enjoying the process and letting yourself really see what your body is accomplishing makes the journey more fun.

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