I feel awesome today.
The photo I posted on my personal FB page the other day got almost 200 FB likes. Some of those who liked the photo commented that my story inspired them. Some asked me what I did to change from 180 lbs to 139 lbs. Some even asked me what food I eat. And some speculated I skipped meals. Lol.
I did not always look fit until I decided to make a lifestyle shift.
This was me and a friend back in May 2013. We attended a party sponsored by the company we worked for. We call ourselves “twins” as our body figure and weight were practically the same.
In the first week of June 2014, we both decided to get our weights measured. At 5 ft and 3 in, I weighed 180 lbs. I was sure surprised.
I always had nightly acid re-flux disturbing my sleep. My woman cycle was uber irregular, even having 4 cycles in a year only. I was brought to the hospital for that. I always had allergic rhinitis attacks almost every morning when I wake up and oftentimes, the attacks would escalate to flu. I also used to snore really loud and bad. I would always wake up in the middle of the sleep because I hear myself snore. Ha ha ha.
Back in 2012 I enrolled in Fitness First, one of the most-sought after gyms in our country. Perhaps because the fee was too expensive if I would hire a personal trainer and I felt so alone working out with no directions, it didn’t work out well for me.
The best benefit I had in that short stint perhaps was that I got some photo ops with local celebrities who works out in the same gym too. It was always fun posing with them and posting the photos on my FB page. 🙂
This is me in 2012 with Jericho Rosales, a local celebrity.
One week after the weigh in I had with my friend, I decided to address my health and start a change in my lifestyle. I enrolled in a gym for women and everything went into the course I wanted to happen.
I lost an average of 5 lbs per month without having to starve or skip any meal. By May 2015, I can see myself being at 127 – 130 lbs. I didn’t need to take diet pills or diet drinks or diet whatever. I knew, taking the shortcut will not work in the long run.
Based on the healthy BMI weight range, my weight is already normal. I am already in fact reaping the benefit of being healthy. I never had any acid reflux for almost a year now, my allergic rhinitis is pretty much a thing of the past, and my woman cycle is now monthly and regular. I no longer hear myself snoring and I get to sleep peacefully. My friends and colleagues even commented that my skin has become smoother with a healthy glow.
I am happy with the results of my lifestyle change.
Everyone who wants to lose weight the healthy way can totally do the same. My method is simple: Eat right, eat real food, drink lots of water, sleep well, and exercise.
Let us live healthy. 😉