30 pounds down 30 to go

Just a girl who needs some more motivation to continue on this long journey to happiness.
UGW: 130


Updated Progress Post: From 2011 to 2014, from ~200 pounds to ~130 pounds now (lowest weight was 122). It took me a year to lose the majority of it, since then I have been maintaining, gaining muscle, and getting even healthier. I am a certified personal trainer now and have written a full guide to losing weight and getting healthy here. I also offer online and in-person training, which you can read about here! There was a point where all I wanted was to be skinny, now all I want is to be healthy. Soon to be a group fitness and yoga instructor as well, getting in shape has completely changed my life (I used to be in Culinary School for baking and pastry and now I’m a personal trainer? what?) and daily I try to inspire others and help them make that change. 



Above is 3 weeks of progress just within the month of April itself!

Below is the comparison between when I restarted my fitness journey in January 2014 and where I am now towards the end of April 2014.

April has really been my breakthrough month. I figured out how much I needed to eat to keep up with my activity level (~1900 calories every day), got back on track with healthy eating, and started running in the gym as well as lifting.

I don’t really know how much I weigh, and I don’t care. It literally doesn’t matter. As long as I can see a gradual changes, that’s all I care about. Improving my health, fitness, and appearance is the ultimate goal of this journey!

Thank you to my wonderful followers who help me stay motivated and focused every single day! You are all amazing!

One of my faves


So these are my before and after pictures from doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred! I lost 15 pounds and 11.5 inches total! I’m so proud of my progress and I feel stronger than ever! A more comprehensive review of the 30 Day Shred and my diet program below the cut :)

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