I love to write and read. They are my favorite pass times. I have more journals than I probably should, and I have my own growing library of books. Weight loss and Photography, along with writing, are obsessions of mine. However, I am not a personal trainer, and I do not claim that I know everything about nutrition or working out! Honestly, I am still figuring out what works for me, weight loss wise! The great thing though is I want to share my journey! So I’m taking you with me!
I am not a sedentary person! I like to move around a lot otherwise I get really bored, frustrated, and well let’s be honest: lazy! Nothing frustrates me more than feeling or being lazy! What can I possibly get done to better myself and life by being a damn couch potato? Incorporating fitness and activity into my life is crucial on so many levels!
I’m going to get really personal and honest with you now. Currently, I am overweight. Not because I love food, I do, but because of stress! A little over a year ago my husband, David, and I went to a holistic doctor because we felt like we were out of options. We found out that I have all of the symptoms of PCOS without actually having PCOS. Stupid right? I never thought I would be able to live my life without medicine again. I came out of the meeting with so many prescriptions I thought my mind was going to explode.
Thinking we didn’t have any choice but to get all of these holistic prescriptions filled we ran off to get them. I spent the next several months figuring out the perfect routine and times to take all of these. We even went as far as to get one of those large medicine separators.
After moving to Seattle my weight loss journey, without the medicine, started taking off. No joke, the stuff I was taking is expensive! When I got my day job the weight started coming back. Come to find out stress has an unbelievably large effect on my body. It totally sucks but nonetheless something I have to live with. We have to keep my stress levels down… like way down. You know the saying “I can’t even look at bread because I will gain weight like a fat kid eating ice cream”? Well, that is me but with stress. I am consistently looking for stress relief fitness, self-care, mind, and whatever else routines!
Recently I have started to incorporate Yoga back into my life… seriously need it on a daily basis like my coffee! Do you have any other stress relief rituals, routines, or exercises I can try?
Can’t wait to share more of my weight loss journey with you! I know you all can keep me super accountable! ;D