Getting Fit

When I was little, I was as skinny as a bean pole. My parents used to joke about how much I could eat without gaining an ounce. Other girls envied my physique, but I never liked the fact that my naturally skinny body made another girl feel bad about her own body. I have always been a highly empathetic and sympathetic person.

As I grew older and had to work in an office my figure changed. I joined a gym and did cardio while I watched other people lifting weights. I was very shy and hated gym class. Some people are naturally good at sports, but I am not. It wasn’t until a few years later that I saw the movie Pumping Iron and I took an interest in fitness.

I watched the movie a few times as I always do with very interesting movies or documentaries. Pretty soon, I was looking up low-carb recipes and lifting light weights at home. I lost some weight and kept it off. Now I do not look at bread and carbs the same way anymore. Instead of pizza and sandwiches I was eating salmon with veggies and chicken breasts. I even gained the confidence to work out in the gym on the machines and lifting free weights.

I started achieving my goals. Even though the weight came off, I was still having some issues getting as lean as I wanted to be. It took a lot of soul searching and meditating to realize that as soon as I accepted my body for the beautiful temple that is, the easier it is to change it. I have never felt so sexy in my own skin. I still have fitness goals, but I am well on my way to being happy and fit. I hope that every girl out there can come to love their bodies exactly as they are and achieve their own mental and physical goals. What are your fitness goals? Have you tried the low-carb lifestyle? Please comment and follow my blog!

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