Hello! What brings you to this category? Use this topic to share why you’ve chosen to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
I weighed 285 pounds in 2009. Type II diabetes ran in my family and I realized it wouldn’t be long before I hit 300 pounds if I didn’t change something. Now.
I read the Beginner’s Guide to Health and Fitness and it really helped to dispel garbage rumors and outright lies about weight loss. And so I got started.
I wasn’t used to exercise, so I started easy by walking daily. It had to be daily because I knew I’d start to find excuses to stop otherwise. Walking really hurt at first, but after a month or two, it got easier. Then I started doing DDR, lifting weights, and counting my calories. Two years of this lifestyle change caused me to lose 140 pounds.
I moved to Arizona in 2012 and I’ve gained about 30 pounds since then. I want to get back down to around my pre-Arizona weight and habits. I’ve lost a lot of the muscle I had and I’m definitely not as fit as I was when I moved (jogging kicks my ass now, for example). My clothes are starting to not fit and I don’t want to buy new clothes. I want to make exercise a daily habit again.
So that’s why I’m here! I’m also here to provide motivation and accountability for anyone who needs it.
Please share your own story