LIFESTYLE - 'Those' Reveal Pictures
So I thought that I would write a little post about a picture that I put up last weekend.
Basically, I have been working out and eating rather clean for the past 12 months and the only way that I had really been measuring it, was through weight.
But I remembered that right at the start of my switch to Vegetarian journey, I had taken a random picture.
I hated the bloat that I saw in the mirror and I thought that for those days that I needed a kick in the backside... there the picture would be.
However I forgot about it... until now.
So I decided after much self pep talking that I should take one in the same trousers for comparison - and below is the result.
Originally, I wasn't going to share it with anyone, as I felt as though I could always be doing more but.....
I honestly, didn't think that my waistline had come in that much, as I have mentioned, I doubt myself a fair bit. Part of me feared that I was actually bigger. The only thing that I have noticed is that some of my work tops are looser. Oh and I think my face is a little less chubby now.
But two things that have upset me, and has led me to write this blog post are:
1) I'm still very much work in progress and this has nothing to do with vanity reasons.
People assume its to fit into a dress or to drop some sizes, when in fact this is just a by product of being in training for Tough Mudder and using exercise to battle my Anxiety.
My mental and physical health are the biggest priority right now. If my clothes fit better then..... happy days I guess.
I've promised myself that I am going to make sure that I keep going to the gym because I am starting to see definition in my arms and in my legs. I can actually life real weights now! Who would have thought it haha.
2) This isn't a quick fix.
A lot of people didn't realise this has been over a year's work. I appreciate the desire to drop weight quickly. But it won't stay off that way, someone I was talking to looked offended when I said that I spend four evenings a week in the gym (and the rest of the time eating fruit and veggies.)
I've tried Yo yo dieting and its really bad for you in the long run....
I only announced that I was down three stone when I was sure it was staying off.
But honestly, I think that the real reason that some people only care is when they hear numbers, they don't care about the journey.
I cannot wait to see how my body changes over the next year or so. After all, I'm not getting any younger!