At 5'1", I've always been tiny. At least until I turned 24... It used to be a running joke in my very early twenties that if I ever had kids, I'd finally be able to fit into "Adult Clothing". Yup, I wore kids clothes (at least bottoms) for the longest time. Actually, I still sometimes do, but that's more due to my height than my weight.
I had no hips, no boobs and despite being athletic, I was tiny.
This is an old softball photo! Oh, and you might be able to notice, there's some six pack going on under those abs....
And then I stopped working at a job where I stood on my feet all day long, for 8+ hours, eating when I could. I started working an office job at the hotel, where a couple of the chefs were vying for my attention and did so by bringing me delicious treats.
I had also stopped dancing and playing sports due to work.
Over the course of the next few years, I steadily gained weight and I don't exactly remember what caused it, but suddenly, I was very uncomfortable in my body and clothes didn't fit.
I've done various bouts at the gym. I signed up with a personal trainer. I even had said trainer hired on at my work when we opened the gym in our building.
But I've not yet been able to get in a groove. Oh, don't get me wrong, I go thru stages where I am in there every day, working my butt off. It's usually for an event - Mexico anyone? And then as soon as the event is over, I let it all go downhill.
This year, I am focusing on eating better and I have vowed to get my self into shape.
I'd like to drop at least 30 lbs by the end of the year (but I am less focused on lbs. and more on how I look and feel.)
My current biggest area to work on is my stomach. I want that flat (maybe six pack) ab section back!
Plus, if the overall weight loss causes my face to go back to the way it used to be, I will be forever greatful.
I've recently started sharing my fitness progress with a gf and thought that it would be great for me to share here as well. Once a week, I will be updating my progress and anything else related to keep me on track.
Wish me luck in this fitness journey!