My Story

 

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Before & After

I weighed 155 my senior year of high school and I was okay with that. I wasn’t always confident in myself, but I didn’t beat myself up or constantly workout or diet.

Freshman year of college I wanted to lose weight. I tried, but not very hard. I’d run a mile on the treadmill at the gym, eat salad with too much ranch dressing at lunch, and have pizza for dinner. I didn’t end up gaining the freshman 15, but I didn’t up end up losing weight either.

Sophomore year I got busy. Like, REALLY busy, and I didn’t have time to think about it much. I gave up a few unhealthy things for Lent, was always on the go, ran a few more miles, and dropped some weight.

Junior year I took it up a notch. I tracked everything I ate, worked out incessantly and lost a total of 30 pounds. (But not in a good way, mentally.)

Senior year I tore myself apart trying to find balance and failed. Right before graduation I completely lost it and started gaining weight back. I eventually gained back the 30 pounds I had lost (and told myself I would never gain back…) and I gave up.

Since then, it’s been a constant struggle to find balance between what I want to eat and what I should, and whether to workout or watch a lot of Netflix. Luckily I’m surrounded by friends who are riding the same struggle bus and always help me get back on the wagon when I fall way, way off.

I’m not saying I know it all, or anything really, but I am on a mission to get a body I love that can do amazing things, while still eating pizza, drinking wine and of course, watching Netflix. When you’re literally always hungry, you just have to find some balance.