I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten rice in the month of June, and I’ve never been a fan of bread, so I’ve managed to avoid that, as well. The only sugar I’ve allowed myself is alcohol; otherwise, I’ve only been drinking water. That, and working out with my brother’s very kind, very supportive, and rather unforgiving (haha!) personal trainer, have really helped me drop some weight in the past few weeks. But the thing about me is that when I commit to something that targets my self-loathing (and God, have I always hated my body — it’s unbelievably hard to not look like the standard of beauty that you’re bombarded with when you work in this industry, and I am definitely not the standard — but that’s a blog post for another time), I tend to overdo it. Even I have to admit that I’ve been under-eating, and it’s not healthy. (Can my friends stop assuming the worst now, please?) So I’m really excited to be trying @dietdivaph this week. I’m hoping this helps me develop healthier habits, develop a healthier view of myself, and just help me get healthier, period. Thank you, Diet Diva!
I started this year with over 35 %body fat, and a fitness goal in mind. There were so many days I wanted to give up, stop working out, or just eat an entire bucket of chicken and chase it down with donuts. But I didn’t, I worked my ass off, literally, and am now ending the year with fitness goals surpassed and new goals for 2015. The photo chronicles my struggles with weight over the past few years, and I’ve been struggling to post it as I felt a bit shy but ultimately decided on sharing this because however shy I am, I am still very proud of what I have achieved, and hoping it inspires someone out there to make a change and challenge themselves in the coming year. Here’s to a happy, healthy 2015.