I thought I would write an introductory post about my weight loss journey, which I have started and will be continuing into 2016. I am hoping to do some more posts about my progress, including my exercise routines, recipes and meal ideas and hopefully updates on my loss (pounds and inches). I would also like to do some posts about how fitness can contribute to mental health and wellbeing, as this is a topic that is very close to my heart.
For the past few years I have struggled a little bit with my weight. I had some trying times during 2012 and my weight took a nosedive. I have lost some of the weight but I still have a long way to go to get back to the target weight and size, which I hope to be. From about the age of 14 to 22 I used to be such an exercise junkie and could always maintain the size and weight I wanted to be, then all of a sudden eating out, takeaways and too many boozy nights out all caught up with me. I also had quite a stressful job (until I took a step back from my job during the summer), which took over every spare minute I had (in other words not going to the gym or swimming or aerobics classes or dance classes or walking everywhere – all the things I loved) and resulted in a lot of comfort eating. The hardships of the past few years, particularly 2012, made me forget who I was and who I wanted to be, my weight wasn’t my number one priority and doing something about it definitely wasn’t.
2016 is the year I intend to finally get my weight, health, body and mind back to where they always were. Obviously, as a 27-year-old (single) woman, how I look is important to me and has a massive knock on effect with my confidence and self-esteem but I am also on this journey for health, increased energy and most important of all, my sanity! My major inspiration/Woman Crush Wednesday/Woman Crush Everyday at the moment is Khloe Kardashian. She is the poster girl for how health and fitness and clean living can change your life (there will be more on Khloe very soon)!
This year is the year, there’s no turning back! Look out for my diet and fitness posts and my monthly updates.
Are you on your own weight loss journey? Let me know your stories, it would be great to spur each other on 🙂
Love Dani x
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