My fitness journey has been very similar to my hair journey. I’ve tried it all and I’ve been in denial, I’ve thought my hair was completely different to what it is and I’ve also wished my hair was completely different to what it is. It’s been a long lesson in patience and acceptance that has ended in health and awesomeness! Now I’m finally doing the same with my body and taking full control instead of letting my body control me!
As you guys may know, I’m big on healthy eating and juicing and changing my diet over the past couple years has been a huge help for my skin and hair and maintaining a certain weight for my height. But when it comes to actually being in shape and happy with my body this has been a big struggle for me. It’s easy for me to lose and gain weight, a simple week of working out and I’m five pounds down or a week of “treating myself” and I’m ten pounds up! This constant flip flop is not only annoying but it leaves me feeling helpless and out of control and I’m over it! So this month I decided to FINALLY take control over my body and accept it for what it is and make the absolute best of it for the first time in my life!
For the past month I’ve been working out 6 days a week, and 3 days of the week with a trainer to learn how to properly do weight training. In the past year I’ve met a ton of badass chicks with amazing bodies who all told me that weight training is what got them there and with a ton of research I’ve truly become a believer that weight training and clean eating is all you need to get the body of your dreams .
A lot of women believe that lifting heavy weights is going to make them bulk up and look like a man but I want to burst all of the bubbles now and let you know that is simply not true. We don’t have testosterone or the bodies of a man and even the female body builders that you see have to bust their butts to get to that shape, so you don’t have to worry if that’s not the look that you want. But what lifting heavy weights will do is to help you shape and tone and give you a full body work out which is what we need! On top of that if we eat properly by making sure to have lean protein (turkey, chicken, fish etc), complex carbs (sweet potatoes etc) and healthy fats (avocados etc) in our diet and of course lots of fruits and vegetables we will definitely see positive results and be on the right track! A friend and fitness inspiration for me, told me to think of food as “fuel for my body and not just something I’m doing for pleasure” which has helped to put a lot into perspective for me and change the way I look at “treating myself”.
But like I mentioned before, it’s fairly easy for me to get into “basic good shape” but my new goal is to make it past my comfort zone stage and truly change my body into what I want and be happy instead of just satisfied with it. I’m in the beginning of my new fitness journey but I’m really excited and inspired by it and wanted to share it with you guys, I’ll keep you guys posted on my progress and I’m gonna do a new creative photo shoot once I reach my goal that I’m really excited about! Woop! And let me know, how do you feel about your body right now? Are you on a fitness journey and do you feel like you’ve taken control of your body? If you guys need support, I’m your girl! #TeamFitness #TakingControl.