“I really need to do something about my weight.”
I said those words to myself exactly one year ago after gaining an impressive 10,000 grams in a month. (That’s 10 kg mind you). None of my clothes were fitting properly. I mean I remember wearing my favourite grey/blue jeans for a play at the Alliance Français early July 2016 and halfway through the play I had to unbutton the jeans because I was very uncomfortable. In addition to this, I also had a very severe pain in my left foot that made it hard to walk. At first I didn’t really think much of it, but I later learnt that it was all the extra weight that was causing that pain. My body wasn’t coping well at all.
Naturally, my mum was against the idea of me joining a gym alone claiming I was ‘too young’. She wanted me to workout from home but I know myself, there was no way I was going to get anything done. I needed someone to push me to do any exercise. Those who know me know I preferred doing activities that do not require me to exert myself. After a countless number of arguments (and getting my dad on my side..) she finally agreed but on her conditions: I was to train with the trainer she picked out for me, fair enough right?
This is always going to be my New Year. The day I have chosen to be setting for myself long term goals as I reflect on how far I’ve come in the last 365 days.
On this day in 2016, I decided to work on myself for myself.
One Year later I’m in love with how far I’ve come and the progress I’ve made. I’m not yet where I’d like to be but I’m on my way there.
I’ve been asked a countless number of times to do something like this; share my journey with others, but I never had the courage to do so. That changed recently, I’ve finally decided to take the risk, step out of my comfort zone and do just that.
One year down and I’m still learning. Learning what to eat and when, how much to eat and motivating myself to keep going after falling off the wagon.
More to come on this..
One year down, my entire life to go.
Everything I write is from personal experience and what I’ve learnt over time,
‘Make the rest of your life the best of your life.’ (Eric Thomas)