I’ve recently made the decision to convert my personal tumblr into a personal FITBLR to up the motivation and keep myself accountable in my fitness journey. A little about me: my name’s Amanda, I’m 24 years old, living in NC and currently training to run a 10k in November with my dad.
From 2009-2013 I gained ~30 lbs at a steady rate. I’m only 5’3, so at 178 (my highest weight), I was right at obese. Super unhappy with myself, with how I looked and felt physically, I was taking it out on everyone around me and finally had enough.
In fall 2013 I started running and practicing portion control. It hasn’t been a smooth journey, with a lot of setbacks and plateaus. It has also not been a SHORT journey. I often feel like I should’ve lost a lot more weight and become a much better runner by now, and there have been times (especially around the holidays) when I just wasn’t that dedicated to my fitness journey at all. And even when I was fully dedicated and trying my hardest, it took me awhile to find my footing and find out what worked for me and what didn’t. The bottom line: small changes work the best. When I feel discouraged I just remind myself that slow progress is still PROGRESS.
The photos above are Before and During. Not much difference between the two photos, I know, but I’m not too sure of my weight in the first one, since I didn’t take many photos at my highest weight (anyone else know that feeling?). Anyway STATS!:
Sw: 178 lbs (August 2013)
Cw: 155.6 lbs (August 26th, 2014)
Gw: 130 lbs
Total lost: 22.4 lbs
I’m looking to the Tumblr community for support, and I will most definitely be your avid cheerleader if you’re on a fitness journey as well! Please stop by to say hi or let me know about your blog! :)
More to come,