I’m sorry! I havent posted in a while. Truth is between dance practice and work, life is rather busy. But I’m back betches…and a few pounds lighter. Woop Woop!
I did lose some weight but I want to preface this post by saying I love being thick, I honestly do. It wasn’t till I came out of my five year relationship with my ex that I realized how comfortable I was in my own skin. Ladies, we know that being in a relationship with someone who isn’t as comfortable with your body as you are is a mess…a hot tranny steamy emotional mess. If you asked me 6-7 years ago if I was comfortable with my body, I’d probably tell you to eff off. But that was because of the negativity that surrounded me.
Fast forward to now and I’m wearing bikinis, short shorts and have NO SHAME, not one f*ck or damn to give. I’ve said this before but it can be repeated a million times: When your confident and own your body, others will see that and admire you for it. I lost weight kind of by accident…well I wasn’t trying, that wasn’t my main goal. I suffer from gastritis and also had a hernia, all summer and fall of 2012 my body was in pain with migraines, stomach pains and horrible digestive patterns. I started to do a process of elimination taking away and/or adding foods to my eating pattern. I decided to give up red meat, then all meat (except fish) for lent, no dairy (that’s really what stopped my gastritis) and VIOLA dropping like it’s hot :::booty drop:::
Here are my tips for finding a better you:
Switch Up Yo Food Game
As stated above, try seeing what your body reacts to by adding or subtracting food to your diet. I did this for a month at a time. Took out carbs, then bought it back and took out meat…that seemed to work for me (although everyone is different). I’m back to eating some poultry but trying to stick with eating less meat for the long run…although yes I’m gonna eat a friggin juicy ass steak every now and then. If you don’t give yourself a little cheat once a while, you’ll go crazy.
Drop Kick That Scale
Also my biggest change: NOT WEIGHING MYSELF! You will legit drive yourself crazy. Eff that, lose the scale… I honestly don’t know how much weight I’ve lost….just know I went down 2 sizes and I’m cool with it!
I want to give a special shout out to my guy best friend, Eric. He has been on a mission to change his body and motivated me to be healthier. When you have someone who is by your side, it makes one hell of a difference. Our support for each other is one of the reasons we’ve made progress. I encourage you all to find a buddy or a motivation to be comfortable in your skin. And by comfortable, I don’t mean losing weight. It could be anything: upping your hygiene habits, eating cleaner foods, increasing your endurance, building muscle etc…
Record Yo Shit!
Turn to social media platforms to show your progress. Take pics on your phone put an overlay of text with the date and do this every month or so. You can see where your progress is going and also have people cheer you on. For example I lost most of the weight in my back/shoulder area (Wtf right?!…weird but you can see it in the picture lol)
Overall, keep pushing to be a better you, in whatever capacity. If you are moving forward, there is no reason to look back.
Stay positive babes,
~ Curves With Moves