When did you begin your fitness journey? What motivated you to embark on this journey?
Since I was in 5th grade I have been actively working out, running, walking, biking, sports etc. I have done triathlons, marathons, 1/2 marathons and trained for many races. My weight loss story however begins about one year ago, in May of 2017 when I decided to stop working out hardcore, and change the way I do things.
While I have also been on every diet you can think of – Atkins, south beach, low carb, no sugar, etc. etc. I used to have a story of losing and gaining twenty pounds yearly.
In May, I stopped eating gluten, stopped running and started doing hot yoga and dancing more. The combination of these things have yielded me to lose 40 lbs.
In the course of your fitness journey, what were the milestones that you had to overcome?
I had to change the way I think about working out, I used to think I had to push myself and pain = gain, but now I know that is not the case. Doing what you love is the key to shedding weight.
I usually go to spin class once a week on Monday or Tuesday mornings for 45 min. I go to at least one 60 min hot yoga class per week and I walk as much as possible. On Friday and Saturday nights I go out dancing for at least 5 or 6 hours, sometimes once or twice during the week for about three hours as well.