Last month, I consistently crushed my fitness goals throughout the entire month. Thankfully my determination and commitment have yet to falter. I have never been this headstrong about fitness in my life. It wasn’t too long ago that I basked in the reluctance of starting. I literally made every excuse in the book, even having some valid ones, but I’m finally at the point where I’m well within my rhythm.

I typically work out 5 days a week and it’s a mix between working out at the gym and working out at home. I include cardio and strength training on all days if I can. If I can’t because life decides to life, I at least try to move for 30 mins or I just take the cue and rest. Last month, I begin noticing some big differences: energy was up, bloating was down, my sciatic nerve is behaving (for the most part), cravings are minimal, and surprisingly, I had absolutely NO CRAMPS during my menstrual cycle. When it’s my time of the month, I’m usually confined to the bed and I’m also a heavy bleeder. If this is what I have to look forward to every month, let me work out every day of the damn week.

Food cravings, although minimal, are still arduous. Especially since I developed a very unhealthy relationship and emotional dependence on it within the last two years, so it’s not something that I can just undo overnight. I did eat a donut while on my period, but I also didn’t sulk over it. I had it one day and then the next day I didn’t even want one. It didn’t add back the 3 inches that I’ve lost so far back to my waist, nor did it add back the 4lbs over overall weight so there’s that.

So here I am 212 lbs, down 4 lbs since July.

Down 10 lbs since June.

I want to be the fittest and the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. It was a promise I made to myself when I reached my 35th birthday earlier this month. Overall, I’m enjoying the challenge.. I’m enjoying the journey back to myself. It’s been so long since I’ve felt like me. It’ll be a while before my appearance catches up with my expectations but I have more than enough patience for that part.

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2 Comments
  1. Disa Chantel

    August 2, 2022 at 10:04 am

    yessssss, sis! you got this!

    1. Rae

      August 3, 2022 at 9:16 am

      like.. who am I? who is this girl missing the gym when she’s not able to go? LOL!

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