April 18, 2016
I am six months into my lifestyle change! Wow! I can’t believe I made it this far. I still have some progress to make, but it feels great to have gotten to this point.
Joining a new gym and being able to lift weights has made a difference in my workout programs. I am still trying to figure out what the heck I am even doing. I am not very consistent on my routine. I just kind of make sure that I do some cardio and weights. I would really like to get more organized and follow more of a structured routine when it comes to lifting weights. That is my goal for the following month.
This month felt kind of tough. I had a lot of routine changes happen. I went to Brunei for a short time and then work was different. I still made it to the gym, but it seemed more difficult. For awhile there I felt hungry all the time. I couldn’t figure out if my body really did need more food or if I was just dehydrated. That has been rough. I realized I needed to focus on feeding myself filling, nutrious food that would last longer and be better for me.
I also realized that I need to build up a tougher skin. Some co-workers were making comments about my food or how I don’t eat enough, or making jokes that I don’t eat a lot of carbs anymore. This made me really upset actually. I do eat carbs, I just choose not to eat a lot of simple carbs and have swaped them for complex carbs. I also eat! I kind of felt like I was being judged instead of being supported. Alex made the comment that I will forever get comments, if it isn’t in Taiwan from co-workers, it will be from someone else. She is right. I need to start taking comments like that with a grain of salt because I do know what I am doing and I AM feeding myself. This lifestyle change has been good for me and I need to keep going, despite the negativity.
Another hard thing for me this month was going through my clothes. I know, I know. I should be happy about that. I was happy about how many clothes don’t fit anymore so I could get rid of them. What made me really sad was going through my bras. I used to be a 38D, so all my bras were from Victoria Secret because they fit the best. They were also not cheap. It made me really sad, but it needed to be done. I went to a bra shop in Fengyuan and got two new bras for work. Thankfully, I had already replaced my sports bras so I was good on those. I spent the money and ordered two more bras and some underwear off of the Victoria Secret website. My mom should be sending them to me soon.
- Went through all of my clothes. A majority of them do not fit.
- Bought new running shoes. (I put some miles on the old ones!)
- Treated myself to new bras and underwear (my Victoria Secret package is on its way)
- My cup size changed from a 38D to a 36C.
- My weight remained the same, but I increased my muscle mass and decreased my fat.
Keeping my focus on more progress for the next month!