Fit & Fabulous
Share your fitness journey and show off your fabulous results.
My favourite FREE YouTube workouts
During the pandemic, working out has been a really important part of maintaining my mental health. Moving and challenging your body is a celebration of it. It's taken me a while to come to this conclusion, and I'm glad I did.
Ghosts of Fitness Past
I don’t talk about my upbringing (the hard parts) often. We didn’t know most people had plumbing, running water, or that folks didn’t hang blankets in doorways and windows to keep drafts out of the warmest room. We lived on what food came from the garden, eggs from the chickens, and the cheapest foods from Save-A-Lot (ramen, Vienna sausages, powdered milk, and canned foods). My husband looks at me like I’m crazy because to this day, eating cold veggies or beans directly from the can is my preference, but we only had a kerosene heater to heat food sometimes, and I didn’t like waiting or holding a hot tin can in my hand.
My Weight Loss Journey
Two weeks ago I started a weight loss journey doing the Calorie Deficient diet which is where you eat no more than a certain amount of calories a day. It has been a pretty easy week, though usually when you start something new you can keep it up for a few weeks. After that the seriousness of what you're doing hits you. Some can't maintain the restrictions and some test the boundaries by saying 'well today I can eat more than I should because I can just eat less tomorrow'. The only problem with that; and I know it is for me is, that it becomes a constant thought and before you know you're not doing the diet.
How My Weight Loss Journey Influenced My Whole Life Journey!
HEY Y'ALL!! Yes, that's me above. And to be very clear, it's two different "mes" in both photos. I don't mean that by just the physical appearance. By how you can see my skin looks different between the two, or by how you can see the difference in the weight in my face. When I started losing weight, not only did my body become different but so did my mind, spirit, and soul!!
What Weighs You Down
Let’s be honest. None of us, not even the most confident of us, are always on the top of our game. Though we often expect ourselves to be. And if there is one thing you hear about in a weight lifting community, it’s grit. Defined as courage and resolve, or strength of character. When you are trying to pull a bar twice your bodyweight off the ground or stand it up out of the hole, you're going to need courage and resolve. You’re going to need strength of character to back up your physical strength because no amount of physical strength will accomplish that feat alone.
My Continuous Weight Loss Journey
Well hello there all you readers, I would like to introduce my name. My name is Hunter. I am not perfect and I do make mistakes. One thing I'm good at is taking pictures of myself but not just to take them. I recently bought these pair of jeans and crop top at Target. They were a pretty good deal. Today I'm here to show you how great I've been doing with my new lifestyle. I do have losses and wins. So in this story I will describe how they happened.
Workout week 1
So I recently got into consistently working out. I used to on and off workout and used to be very self-conscious about weight. I am still a little self-conscious about my weight, but working out helps. Since quarantine started I needed things to do, to keep me busy. I realized I wasn't happy with my weight and how I looked. I ended up browsing around trying to find a workout routine that would work for me since some of my other attempts didn't really work out for me. So while browsing around I found the youtube called Chloe Ting. I saw some of her result videos and thought "Why not give it a try?"
Things I've learned after gaining all the weight I've lost (Part 2)
Click here to read Part 1 if you haven't! 4. The scale is lying to you Muscle is more compact than fat which means it takes up less space in your body than fat.
Phwoar! Look at that specimen!
In January 2020 I decided I wanted to lose some weight so I fired up an app on my phone, began religiously recording every calorie I consumed and made an effort to have a deficit of about 500 calories a day from the 2,500 recommended limit. It was miserable.
Things I've learned after gaining all the weight I've lost (Part 1)
1. Determination isn't sustainable I was 18 in 2013 and like many others, I wanted to lose weight and as a new year's resolution I said heck it, let's do it. I was overweight throughout my childhood and I needed a win for myself after going through heartbreak. I was going to prove to everyone that I could do it. I started with the infamous Jilian Michael's 30 day shred.
2 Years of the Wim Hof Method
Doctors and swab-taking, needle-poking nurses have said for years I don't have an immune deficiency but that didn't stop me from ending up in the hospital several times from immune responses that were akin to blowing up a house just because a window needs replacing.
How exercise changed my life
Life can be tough, but people can be even worse. Since a young age I have been smaller than everyone else. From the young age, I have experienced a feeling of envy and jealousy. ‘why can’t I grow like other kids’, ‘why am I this weak’, ‘why do I have to look like this’. At that time these were some of the questions I had in mind, some of you might think were you bullied and to be sincere I never took it like that, in my head was more of the luck of the draw.