Fitness journey stories always require long captions, right? tl;dr: I’ve lost 20 pounds since March 2022, but didn’t really see any visible-to-me changes until May 2023. I’m glad I didn’t give up but I’m not going to lie, it’s been really frustrating! I’m not made small so I focus on being strong, and I’m proud of where I’ve gotten to so far and finally truly believe I can do more. There’s exercise AND diet AND yes, medical intervention in the way of doing cryoliposis on my arms which have always been disproportionately big. For the first time in my life I feel balanced in my own body.One month after starting a new job, I was gaining weight and hit the same number I’d had at my heaviest *during pregnancy*. I looked awful and felt awful. And this was after working out regularly for a year plus a month of Orangetheory 4x a week! I had a breakdown and cried for days – I was doing what I was supposed to do and had given it time, what gives?I added 16/8 intermittent fasting and after a month of being extra unhappy the weight finally started to come off and my eating habits adapted. I’d already cut out alcohol almost entirely in 2020, and now my body hasn’t just learned to be satisfied with smaller portions but outright rejects overeating (hot girl IBS hours baby). I don’t feel overly restricted: I only eat things I enjoy, no filler food, and during a set period most days – weekends are more free.Even still, 15 pounds down a year later, I could tell I was healthier, but it remained upsetting to look in the mirror. All that work and the weight loss, but my body looked and measured almost the same. My face was less puffy, sure, but it was extremely demoralizing.I honestly don’t know what’s changed in the last couple months. It wasn’t the Coolsculpting, although I have to admit I was surprised by just how much of a mental load my feelings about my arms were adding. I think my body happens to take a really long time to show change and I have to accept that. It’s “only” been 5 pounds since April, but this time the visual changes finally came through so here I am, posting a swimsuit pic where I finally feel like my physical being matches my energy

Fitness journey stories always require long captions, right? tl;dr: I’ve lost 20 pounds since March 2022, but didn’t really see any visible-to-me changes until May 2023. I’m glad I didn’t give up but I’m not going to lie, it’s been really frustrating! I’m not made small so I focus on being strong, and I’m proud of where I’ve gotten to so far and finally truly believe I can do more. There’s exercise AND diet AND yes, medical intervention in the way of doing cryoliposis on my arms which have always been disproportionately big. For the first time in my life I feel balanced in my own body.One month after starting a new job, I was gaining weight and hit the same number I’d had at my heaviest *during pregnancy*. I looked awful and felt awful. And this was after working out regularly for a year plus a month of Orangetheory 4x a week! I had a breakdown and cried for days - I was doing what I was supposed to do and had given it time, what gives?I added 16/8 intermittent fasting and after a month of being extra unhappy the weight finally started to come off and my eating habits adapted. I’d already cut out alcohol almost entirely in 2020, and now my body hasn’t just learned to be satisfied with smaller portions but outright rejects overeating (hot girl IBS hours baby). I don’t feel overly restricted: I only eat things I enjoy, no filler food, and during a set period most days - weekends are more free.Even still, 15 pounds down a year later, I could tell I was healthier, but it remained upsetting to look in the mirror. All that work and the weight loss, but my body looked and measured almost the same. My face was less puffy, sure, but it was extremely demoralizing.I honestly don’t know what’s changed in the last couple months. It wasn’t the Coolsculpting, although I have to admit I was surprised by just how much of a mental load my feelings about my arms were adding. I think my body happens to take a really long time to show change and I have to accept that. It’s “only” been 5 pounds since April, but this time the visual changes finally came through so here I am, posting a swimsuit pic where I finally feel like my physical being matches my energy

0 responses to “Fitness journey stories always require long captions, right? tl;dr: I’ve lost 20 pounds since March 2022, but didn’t really see any visible-to-me changes until May 2023. I’m glad I didn’t give up but I’m not going to lie, it’s been really frustrating! I’m not made small so I focus on being strong, and I’m proud of where I’ve gotten to so far and finally truly believe I can do more. There’s exercise AND diet AND yes, medical intervention in the way of doing cryoliposis on my arms which have always been disproportionately big. For the first time in my life I feel balanced in my own body.One month after starting a new job, I was gaining weight and hit the same number I’d had at my heaviest *during pregnancy*. I looked awful and felt awful. And this was after working out regularly for a year plus a month of Orangetheory 4x a week! I had a breakdown and cried for days – I was doing what I was supposed to do and had given it time, what gives?I added 16/8 intermittent fasting and after a month of being extra unhappy the weight finally started to come off and my eating habits adapted. I’d already cut out alcohol almost entirely in 2020, and now my body hasn’t just learned to be satisfied with smaller portions but outright rejects overeating (hot girl IBS hours baby). I don’t feel overly restricted: I only eat things I enjoy, no filler food, and during a set period most days – weekends are more free.Even still, 15 pounds down a year later, I could tell I was healthier, but it remained upsetting to look in the mirror. All that work and the weight loss, but my body looked and measured almost the same. My face was less puffy, sure, but it was extremely demoralizing.I honestly don’t know what’s changed in the last couple months. It wasn’t the Coolsculpting, although I have to admit I was surprised by just how much of a mental load my feelings about my arms were adding. I think my body happens to take a really long time to show change and I have to accept that. It’s “only” been 5 pounds since April, but this time the visual changes finally came through so here I am, posting a swimsuit pic where I finally feel like my physical being matches my energy”

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