In this post, I am going to share with all of you how I lost 40 pounds! When I started my fitness journey in July of 2017, I was at my highest weight of 240 pounds. I knew that I was graduating from high school in June and I wanted to start my grown up life healthier. I knew that there was no better time than the present to start my fitness journey. In the beginning, my workouts consisted of me walking .5 a mile and jogging .5 a mile about two to three times a week. I used my fitness pal to log my calories and ate between 1200-1500 calories every day, but I was never strict with it so there were days when I did eat over 1500 calories, but I tried to keep those days far and in between. By the time I started school in September, I weighed 227 pounds. I did not start going to the gym until November and when I started going to the gym I only did two machines. Those machines being the stationary bike and the recumbent bike. At the time, my workouts were about 40 minutes long and I would do each bike for 20 minutes at a resistance level of 8. I would also go to the gym three times a week. In December, I kinda stopped trying to lose weight. I was not really counting my calories and working out as often, but I still ended up losing weight and I began 2018 weighing 209 pounds. Towards the end of January, I ended up getting back on track and in one week I lost a total of 4.8 pounds. It is currently the end of February and I am officially under 200 pounds! I am so proud of myself and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.
Six months ago, I started my fitness journey at 240 pounds. I am happy to say that I will be starting 2018 31 pounds lighter! I currently weigh 209.0 pounds. The goal was to start 2018 40 pounds down, but I ended up not reaching my goal, but that’s okay because I will be soon! During the middle of December, my car was in the garage for about 2 weeks so I was unable to go to the gym. During that time, I ended up eating a lot more calories than usual and since I wasn’t working out my weight stayed the same. I am just happy that I still lost weight and did not gain. Starting next year, I will be posting weight loss updates once a month because I feel like I will be making a lot of progress in 2018 with my new gym membership. My main goal right now is to be less than 200 by mid February and around 185 when I graduate from high school in June. I also want to change up my fitness routine, start incorporating strength training exercises and attend classes at my local gym. Let’s do this together!
Today I received my acceptance letter to community college in the Business Administration program! I will be receiving an acceptance packet with further information regarding my next steps in the near future, but first, I need to complete FAFSA. I actually plan on doing it tomorrow after I finish volunteering. I will be continuing this series and will be making posts relating to the FAFSA, registering for classes, taking placement tests and more. I am so excited to be moving on to bigger and better things.
These past two months, I have lost 7.6 pounds and 11.0 inches. That means, I have lost a total of 20.0 pounds and now weigh 220.0 pounds since I first started my fitness journey back in July. My goal was to reach 212 pounds by November, but I did not and that is okay. On 10/25 I ended up getting sprained ligaments and tendons in my left knee. I was in excruciating pain and was not able to work out for weeks. Even so, I am still proud that I made it to 220 pounds. I know there were multiple times during the beginning of October where I wanted to say, “Oh, well…I am almost 220 so that is good enough”, but I knew it was not good enough so I kept pushing forward. Without dedication, I would not be where I am today…starting the fifth month of my fitness journey.
Last week, I was called down to the guidance office to discuss my senior year/post graduation plans. I told my counselor that I wanted to attend this local community college and then transfer to a four year and that day I filled out a college application and sent out my transcripts. I do not know when I will get the news that I am accepted or not, but I am excited. It still does not seem real that I am graduating this year and moving on to bigger and better things.
Back in July, I decided to start my fitness journey. I started at 240 pounds and I am currently 227.6 pounds. I wanted to reach 220 pounds by September 6th, my first day of senior year, but it did not happen and that is okay because slow progress is better than no progress. Since July 1st, I have been tracking my calories every single day and just this month, I have started including workouts into my daily routine. When I wake up at 9:30 every day, my first instinct is to put on my workout clothes and go out the door. That is the best feeling I have ever felt in my whole entire life; the feeling of wanting to workout. I am excited to begin school because having a routine will help me to stay focus on what I want. I will do these weight loss updates every other month to keep all of you up to date on my fitness journey.
My senior year schedule is packed full with classes relating to my major. I am excited for this school year, but also nervous for what the future holds. Anyways, here is my schedule:
Fall Semester: Intro to Robotics/Coding, Psychology, Accounting 2 and Public Speaking
Spring Semester: Fantasy/Creative Writing, Government/Economics and DDP