Becoming The Best Version Of Me

When I was younger, more specifically 8 years ago when I was just starting college and still playing football I was the happiest I have ever been with my body, I was just how I wanted to be. But then I got an office job, hurt my knee and couldn't play football anymore which meant I gained around 7 stone, went up 5 clothing sizes and worst of all I started to hate going out/looking in a mirror. 

I hated looking in the mirror as I hated what was looking back at me, that wasn't the real me I was always so fit and healthy. I hated going out as I just felt uncomfortable in everything I wore and nothing suited me and made me look huge. This is still going on at the moment and it is really taking more of a toll on me than people think. I go home and go to be most days as I lack energy and me & Liam barely ever go out for nights out, I even hate going to family events as I hate having to put an outfit together that isn't going to make me feel bad about myself.

I have been trying to lose weight for a while but kept going off track and skipping the gym but last month I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended the Gymshark event with my sister. At first I didn't want to go as I thought I would look so out of place and get glared at but none if this actually happened and it seems to have just snapped something inside of my and has given me the motivation to get to the gym and eat better. I think one of the main reasons was finally meeting Behzinga who told me I would smash my weight loss goal just like he did. He has lost a lot of weight and toned up and has been one of my biggest inspirations and motivators lately. 

So what have I done to make changes?

Well now we eat a lot less takeaways and cook better food which is really helping
I am going to try cut alcohol out of my diet when I am at home
A chart is being made for me to track my progress
I bought a new fitness tracker to help me monitor habits
I purchased some new gym clothing to actually motivate me to go
We currently go to the gym at least twice a week
I am holding myself accountable

By holding myself accountable I am hoping I can alter my bad habits and pick up new healthier ones. Plus by holding myself accountable I can't blame anyone else for me putting weight on. To hold myself to doing this I am going to be posting updates on here which include my weight loss between posts, foods I have been trying and what workouts I have been following.

So at the moment I weigh 16 stone 7 & 1/4 lbs and my aim is to get to 10 stone 7 lbs for now but may possibly reduce in the future. Keep checking back to see how I am getting on with the loss and if what I am doing is helping me in any way. If there any specific health and fitness posts you would like to see please let me know.

Soon I won't look like the picture above and will be back to being the happy confident Lucy I was before I gained all this weight.

See you soon

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