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Why I’m here/doing this

I’m 26 years old, and I’ve struggled with my weight to some degree or another since high school. I played tennis and did gymnastics, so I was pretty athletic, just not as thin as I wanted to be. When I went off to college, I gained the Freshman 15 and then some. I still didn’t consider myself all that big, just more than I wanted to weigh. Since I’ve graduated college almost 4 years ago, I’ve been pretty unhappy with how I’ve looked, and a lot of that has to do with how much I weighed.

I’ve watched my friends successfully lose weight in the past year or so and realized it’s totally possible. To that end, I started with a trainer on February 18, and I’ve already lost eight pounds. I still have 41 pounds to go to get to my goal weight, but I’m hopeful.

I’m achieving this by working with a trainer (Joel, who’s amazing!) twice a week and trying to do cardio at least five times a week other than my workouts with him.

As far as diet, he’s advised me to cut out grains (bread, pasta, rice) and dairy, and eat protein, veggies and fruit. For the most part it’s going pretty well, and I don’t often crave sugar and carbs any more.

This blog is meant for you to follow along with my weight loss journey and hopefully learn a few things along the way and keep me motivated.

Some notes on transparency: I will try to share my weight/what I’ve eaten as often as I can and will definitely share with you my workouts.