I’m a 19 year old girl in my second year of university. No I don’t have a weight problem. I’m also not obsessed with body image and being perfect. I know I’m not perfect. Nobody is, and thats what makes us all beautiful.
A lot of people are shocked when I tell them I’m planning on losing weight and they tell me “But… you don’t have to lose any weight, you’re a pretty fit girl”. Trust me. I’m not that fit, and I’ve finally realized it, and what I do with my body should not be anybody else’s concern, well… unless you suddenly see me becoming obsessed with weight loss, and becoming unhealthy. Then you can step in and help me, please. For now, as I go on my journey of trying to be healthier I’m going to get annoyed when people tell me I’m perfect and don’t need to lose any weight because I’m not doing this for anyone butmyself.
I want this to be a journey to a healthy and fit body. I’m going to do this with healthy dieting and exercise. I’m not going on a 2 month crash diet. I’m going on a lifetime cleanse. I’m going to reform my diet so that I can go running up mountains with my brother, so that I can experience nature at its finest through hiking and running trials, go swimming in the ocean, so that when the Zombie apocalypse happens I can finally run away, so that I have a way to relieve the stress when it comes to those rough exam weeks, so that I can expel everything thats bad within my body and replace it with good, so I’m not getting sick anymore. I want to be extremely healthy.
I do believe that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, and I think both are very important. I feel that if I take control of my body, and get it back to being fit and healthy I can take control of other parts of my life and slowly things will fall into place. Once I’m healthy again I’ll be more confident, and good confidence can do so much for your life.
I know because I used to be there. I used to be confident in my body and myself, I used to model, and then school got in the way of modelling, and I gained my freshman 20 and some more. I’m not that confident anymore not just in regard to my appearance, but life in general, and I feel like this is a step in the right direction.
You may wonder why I decided to start a blog. Well, I decided to make my journey public. Not to everyone I know, but to some close friends. I feel that if I make it public I’m more likely to stick to it. So this is a way to motivate myself, and to help keep others motivated.
I’ll try posting an actual post with my progress and how my week went at least once a week. I’m thinking I’ll probably post on Sundays. If I’m lagging behind don’t worry I’m probably just swamped with studying for exams, projects, and essays. I’ll likely tell you when those come along. I will also be queuing daily motivational posts! So look forward to those. :)
Thanks for reading, and honestly, if you have any questions AT ALL please ask, and I’ll be more than happy to answer.