Anonymous asked: hope you don't mind me asking, but how did you lose all the weight? do you have any tips? did you join a gym? any routines you followed? and did you change the way you eat drastically?
Hi! I didn’t “join” a gym, as I had access to the one at my school. I started going to the gym three days a week (mostly cardio), had a few light weights at home and also followed up with an extra class on the weekend (typically spin or yoga). Lately, I’ve added in lifting weight and that has been really great too.
I didn’t ever set to a routine. I just made a promise to spend 45 minutes 3x a week in the gym giving it my all. I noticed early on that I was bored of routine. I spent a lot of time looking at fitness Instagrammers and bloggers I admired and doing what they did. From circuits to sprints to lifts and even what they ate and why they were eating it.
And as far as eating goes, I’ve always been a very conscious eater. When I moved to New York, though, and was in charge of making my own meals. Like most college students and young adults, I was missing all the nutrients my body really needed. I did a complete overhaul and took it back to basics then slowly grew on those principles. Every month now I do an evaluation to make sure I’m getting what I need.
My only tip is to really figure out why you want to change. If you don’t have your priorities straight for yourself, it’s really easy to do as they say “yo-yo” from one extreme to another.