I am that girl who goes to the gym everyday. Some of you may call me a “gym rat” and I am a proud one at that.
But, I am also the girl who drinks beer and eats pizza and wings any chance she can. I love wings and can literally eat them all day, every day. I love to eat chips with sandwiches and just as a snack on their own. I love food and I love to eat. Even worse, I am a Latina, so I am constantly around delicious food at all and every family gathering no matter how big or small.
For as long as I can remember, I have been the “chubby” one of my family.
When I went to college, I started eating MORE of what I loved and also started to work out less. I really did become the designated “beautiful, but chubby” one of the family.
After I graduated, I started to work out again, but continued to eat as much as I wanted to. I lost a little weight, but have never fully felt comfortable in my body since I started college.
Now, I am at 144 lbs. At a size 4. And have super strong legs and just started to workout on my upper body. But, I still don’t have the “little waist, flat stomach” I have always tried to get back.
This is my workout routine as of now:
- M – Legs and Butt
- T – Zumba
- W – Chest and Tri’s
- Th – Running Day
- F – Legs and Bi’s
- Sat – Back and Shoulders
- Sun – Running Day
My problem is that when people see me, they don’t necessarily think “Look at that FIT girl over there.” Now to me a FIT girl is toned, but not skinny; strong, but not too bulky. And I know it’s hard to get to that place. I know how much girls who do have this quality work and how much they have to sacrifice in order to do it.
I want to be that FIT girl people always point out and I am ready to make the change to become that.
I have come up with a plan to finally get to the point where I love my body and to the point that I am finally 100% comfortable wearing a bikini (a place I haven’t been in since I graduated high school).
Sacrifices (baby steps):
- NO Beer
- NO Chips
- NO Cookies, Cupcakes, Cake
- NO Extra bread
- *PORTION CONTROL*
- Fit in to a size 2
- Be able to do at least 5 pull-ups
- Be able to do at least 5 dips
- Be able to do at least 10 push-ups (not the “girlie” kind)
- Be able to do the splits
- Lose inches, but maintain my muscles
- Be 100% comfortable in a bikini
- May 8, 2015
Today will be my Day 1 and I will be documenting my journey on here. Mostly, I will probably be complaining about how hard it is to live without beer and chips, but I will also post my struggles and my feelings, as well as how much better I feel or not. I want to use my blog to stay motivated, but also so I can stay accountable.
I will post progress pictures as I go, starting tomorrow.
Wish me luck y’all! I know I can do it, but I also know it will take a lot of work to get there.
Stay in love,