Recently a friend changed her facebook photo to an old one from college. I couldn’t believe how much smaller I was, I was shocked. SHOCKED that I’d gained this much.
(I was a dance major in college and we were practicing lifts)
Then KJPugs wrote a post that led me to look for other photos of myself that I could use as inspiration to lose weight. One of the funniest parts of this search, was realizing how I thought of myself as overweight then.
Sure, I no longer have time to work out 40+ hours a week (dance classes, dance team, dance teaching, rehearsals, rugby practice, rugby games, rec soccer) but I CAN watch what I eat. In college I ate a very, very poor vegetarian diet. By “diet” I mean breads, cheeses, and candy. Aka: Sugar, Fat and Salt. #WIN!
Diet plays SUCH an important role in your physiology so I think I can get back (and maybe even lower!) to my old size/shape/weight. Since the true downfall of my weight gain began with ACL surgery and I am technically fixed I should be able to be more active-even with a full time job and life.
So hopefully soon I’ll be going from this:
Before the new year!
Aside from an adorable dog like Brutus….
What do you use for motivation?