I’m known as The Fittest Fat Girl. I want to share with you all about how my life has completely changed… and its all because of food. Let me share my story:
In may 2011, I turned 30. It was the unhappiest time of my life and not for the fact that I was turning 30, which is always an approaching apocalypse to anyone under the age of 29. But because…
…I was a 5 foot tall, 4 cupcakes-a-day eatin’, 12 pack diet sodas-a-day addicted, hiding in my car in an abandoned parking lot - fast food binging, busting out of my spandex tights, wheezy breathing, 8-5er desk jobber, kidless but looked like I was 9months due, 40 pounds overweight, couch potato of a girl.
The saddest part of all was most of the 40 lbs was re-gain weight from a 50 lb loss the year prior from a failed ‘diet’. I had succumb to a the success and failure of a ‘diet’ plan. I had not taken the time to learn about nutrition and how it impacted my body or even care about my physical health. Add low self esteem to the equation and let the weight back-sliding begin.
Then, reality hits… hard! Like a granny driving a Mac Truck. She’s comin’ to slap ya at 110mph and she’s wearing a lead glove! You better believe this is awake up call that can’t be missed. Starring at my 30th birthday photos was like I was starring at someone else’s birthday celebration. Who is that girl? That can’t be me?! No! Omg. that is me. What have I done to myself. Why did I do this to myself! My family doesn’t deserve this! I don’t deserve this!
Since then, I cashed my reality check and put it to good use! I’ve got to work and it started in the kitchen. You can’t lose weight in the gym if you are eating junk. It starts in one place, the kitchen! Once I made clean eating into a habit, I focused on working out. I’m talking about HARD - NO EXCUSES workouts! And needless to say none of it was pretty or easy… it was painful. it was slow. There was blood. There was tears. Countless gallon buckets of sweat and countless bottles of washing detergent. It was hard. But it worked!
I’ve lost 30lbs. I have 20 lbs left to go. But my life has dramatically changed for the better. I’m healthier, stronger, I eat cleaner, and am more active and I have learned that losing weight, being physically fit and healthy is more than just a ‘diet’, its a way of life. And you have to be able to come to terms that you will have to get up off your duff and change your life! With that knowledge in hand, there is no turning back now, no excuses!
I know what its like to deal with chocolate + salt cravings, the “don’t-make-me-exercise-I’d-rather-die-fat” tantrums, stress-induced binging and the “I-can’t-do-this- so-screw-it-I’m-going-to-drown-myself-in-cupcakes-french fries-ice cream-and-diet soda” moments.
Being healthy and 30 lbs lighter is a billion times better than any binge I’ve ever experienced. It’s better than any cupcake! and let me tell you that I dearly LOVED cupcakes!
Since my start in 2011, I have ran my first 5k and several more since, I’ve received my basic Zumba instructor certification in October 2012, along with 2 more Zumba certifications for Toning + Zumbatomic for Kids, I’ve become First Aid + Adult/Pediatric CPR certified, I’ve hiked to the summit of Mt. LeConte and I’ve participated in a Spartan Sprint. And am in the process of studying to eventually become PT/Nutrition certified.
Feel free to join me in my journey as I traverse the world of fitness, fight food demons and stumble along the way on my blog - http://fittestfatgirl.tumblr.com/
I’ve been where you are right now and I hope my story + blog will inspire you to become healthy and change your life for the better!
With that said – please remember that:
While I am very passionate about healthy and active living and I am currently studying in the health & fitness field, however I am not yet a qualified trainer or dietician, so I request that you find a more legitimate resource such as a trained professional who can give you the right advice specific to you and your goals for your personal health questions.
However, don’t be afraid to send me a message, any questions, thoughts, or your own victories or progress.
Be Strong! You deserve it! :)