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.