Weight Release Journey: Christian lost 110 pounds. She lacked self confidence, self love and realized that her eating habits weren’t healthy. This blogger learned how to lose weight the healthy way and now she’s sharing her story and love for cycling with the world. Check out what she shared with us.
I started losing weight back in 2011-2012 and lost 100lbs naturally, with no surgery or pills. I did it after college, as I wanted to be accepted in the world and date, as I had not done that during college. In the Summer of 2012, I went very hard in the gym and stopped caring about doing things healthy. I wouldn’t eat, took crazy amounts of pre workout and did 2 hour+ workouts daily. My body stopped responding and for a year my weight ballooned back up.
In Summer 2014, I lost my job and was really hating myself and the people I surrounded myself with contributed to that. However, I wanted to get back to being healthy again, so I started my process over.
As of Summer 2015, I’d re-lost my 100 pounds. I have true confidence in myself and actually love myself, as I’m a beast. I also fell in love with indoor cycle and created The Plush Cyclist, a blog about fitness, motivation and beauty from the plus(h) perspective.
My goal is to motivate, inspire and educate all on how to take their lives into their hands and make themselves better. Health is wealth and it has saved my life. I didn’t feel like I deserved greatness, but as I lost/ released weight, other baggage went away too. Now, I see me as the beauty I always was.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started by dropping the things that I knew weren’t good for me, such as fried foods, sugary drinks and things that just didn’t make me feel good. I then replaced those items with foods that gave me life, such as salads, fresh fruits and loads of water.
What did your workout routines look like?
When I lost 100lbs the 1st time, I didn’t really have a plan. I joined the Y and started working out 3-4 times a weeks twice a day. I would do a ton of cardio and then, some how, I found myself in the weight area. I have always liked weights, as I loved the feel of becoming stronger. With my background, I never felt strong and I wanted to be so much. Now, after losing 100lbs again, I fallen in love with indoor cycle so much that I am now a certified cycle instructor. On a good workout day, I will do either indoor cycle or something crazy: I’ll do the Stairmaster for 30 minutes followed by lifting weights.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
As embarrassing as it is to write, I started out 360 lbs and I currently weigh 250 lbs. I still have about another 100 lbs to lose. I’m 5’6″ tall.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
For anyone who wants to lose weight: Figure out your why and focus on that. Make sure that your reasons are pure and you will be succeed. Enjoy the journey and don’t get so bogged down by wanting to be a certain weight so that you can show off for social media, for a man or any reason other than health. When I first started losing weight, I wanted to be with a man so badly and I felt so horrid that I went to extremes. I didn’t go out with friends, I put myself down and never appreciated how far I came naturally. I was always envious of those who could drop weight easy and get all the praise for looking good. Losing weight will make you become mentally sharp and help you become stronger as a person. I also have removed dead weight, be it people or things, from my life. As hard as it may have been to do so, I know that I deserve better because I have taken an active approach to my health.
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