Hey ,im Anisha, im 19 i want to lose weight. I want to be a person that is not afraid when people talk behind my back, i want confidence. I want to restore my own self worth; ive been bullied, ive been scared to talk to express my own thoughts, feelings, and ive always doubted myself. I want to see myself as someone worthy. I know that i have to change my mentality before i can change my body, and im still working on it. I wont give up. I will not give up because this is my journey my fight. That im putting all my sweat,blood,tears, heart and soul into. I want to change for me i want to be healthy and to be happy and to say im proud of myself. To be able to look at myself in the mirror and not cry or not look down on myself and pick out every flaw i want to be happy for who i am. I will stay strong and i wont give up because i CAN DO IT!!! :D
I really just have one question: If you wanted to lose weight so badly that you practically starved yourself, how is being congratulated on losing weight this horrific? Obviously you wanted to lose weight. It’s like, no matter what happens to you, it’s the worst thing ever. Even worse than…
SW: 225 lbs
CW: 135 lbs
Height: 5’1, age 22
after about 19 months of a healthy, fit an active lifestyle, it’s a little daunting to see the difference that a lot of hardwork and focus can make. every big change in life that you make can be difficult to stick to. if you throw away timelines and just believe in yourself and the fact that you’re worth the change, your life will improve so much.
I’ve been lacking motivation lately and I am one month away from running my first ever half marathon! when I feel like I’m making no progress, taking a minute to respect how far I’ve come in the last year really makes me excited. I’m always working towards a new goal and life is beautiful because of it.
- me on the elliptical (via figuring-it-out-slowly)
About 7 months ago, some of my family and I did the turkey trot 5k. I weighed 315 pounds, and had to walk the entire thing. It took 54 minutes, and my sister, who walked it with me, and I were the last of our family to finish. During that race, I realized that my body is capable of more, and I came to the decision that it’s time to take control of my life. Over the next month, I prepared myself and really tried to convince myself that weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is something I’m more than capable of.
January 1st, 2014 I began my lifestyle change. Cutting down on portion sizes and joining a gym. I made a goal to workout every single day in january. On January 31st, I had completed that goal and lost 29 pounds. I continued eating healthy, tracking my food intake, and working out 6 days a week.
Yesterday, July 3rd 2014, my sister and I ran another 5k. This time, instead of walking the whole thing with small spurts of jogging…. I ran the whole thing with small spurts of walking. It took us 35 minutes. Almost a TWENTY minute difference from 7 months ago. I can’t even explain to you guys how proud I am of myself.
There’s no reason my legs couldn’t carry me 3 miles. And there’s no reason I can’t continue to train and someday run 6 miles or 13 miles or maybe even 26.2 one day. Right now, I’m proud of where I am and I can’t wait to continue to prove to myself that I can do it. I can do anything :)
"Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change"