What made it click?
How did you change?
What made you commit to this new life?
These are some of the questions I have gotten since I began to transform my body into a healthier being back in the Fall of 2015.
During the Summer of 2015 I lived in London while completing my thesis for my Master’s degree. Everything about that time was a dream. As someone known for their love of living in London, I had no real complaints. EXCEPT! I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin. I desperately just wanted to love myself. I felt like my big bones and genetics doomed me forever. There was no way I could love my body and with that, I didn’t understand how anyone else could love my body.
I remember so vivid being inside the Forever 21at Westfield London. Staring at myself in the mirror thinking this is the best it’s going to get. I felt like a sack of potatoes. Harsh… YES! But it’s true. And yet, I kept living my Best Life in London. I finished my Master’s, I went on an incredible date that included being kissed in the middle of Picaddily Circus at 2am and I got to have a brief stint of living in Chelsea. But that dream had to come to an end because my visa was about to expire. So I board my plane back to Seattle with an unknown future.
It’s funny, you don’t realize how easy it is being a kid or even a teenager or a college student until it’s gone. Because when it ends, the future becomes 100% unpredictable. You don’t if you’ll find a job right away and you have no clue how to actually meet someone in person. It can be a very shocking experience. I will be the first to admit, I hated it. The realization that student was no longer my goto title killed me. So in the Fall of 2015, I moved back into my parents’ basement (truth be told my childhood bedroom is in the basement, but you get what I’m trying to say). I had no plans except maybe move back to LA in the New Year. However, I had 3 months to figure life out.
I didn’t figure life out, but I decided that after following Kayla Itsines & a bunch of BBG Girls I would at least try to jump on the fitness train. And like all BBG Girls, I started an Instagram account as well.
It’s now been over two years since I started BBG. I have had ups and downs and new begins and failures and I have learned a lot. But one thing I know for sure is, sometimes I forget why I started. So I have decided to start a blog post series about my journey, reflecting on 4 weeks at a time because that’s how often Kayla suggests taking progress pictures. This is My BBG Journey and this was my first four weeks of daily rambles.
START DATE: October 5, 2015
END DATE: November 1, 2015
I've got a confession… I haven't been living the healthiest lifestyle the past two weeks 🙈 pretty sure my eight weeks of #BBG have gone down the drain. But I'm ready to get back in the groove. Which is why I've decided to try @getfitbrooklyn's #oneperfectweek as a reboot! My IRL friend, @sweetstofit is doing it and I thought I'd join the fun haha Who's with us?
The lovely @sweetstofit and @mirabellablue tagged me in #widn and well… I've been simply trying to plan my life the last few days haha sometimes you just have to sit down and figure out what you want to do NEXT! I'm a scatter brain but also love being organized. I know that's a conundrum in itself but I've got a few projects in the works and I'm making plans, shaking waves & JUST SAYING YES! As my lovely @zozeebo bag says 😁 Tagged ladies #widn – hope you are all doing well this splendid Thursday 😘
Fun Fact: I'm a huge fan of The CW. I follow all their shows because I hope to work for them someday 💁🏻 Which is why I so designed this quote with inspiration from their new motto and color palette! Buts it's a great motto! Live life by daring to defy! Break boundaries, even ones you have built yourself! You will constantly surprise yourself if you always try something new and different! So have faith in yourself, cause you can do it! I'm working on having faith in myself as well 😉
The beautiful @sweetstofit tagged me in #FallFacts, so here they are! Fall Time Facts! 1) Favourite Soup: Toss up between Chicken Tortilla Soup and Butternut Squash 2) Favourite Thing About Fall… The crisp air and and leaves changing! 3) I Love Me Right Now Because… I learning to find myself. I learning to find out what sort of exercise I enjoy and I learning what is right for me. I love me right now because I’m learning to love me! 4) Apple Cider of Pumpkin Spice… Apple Cider for sure 😀 5) Fall Goal: What do you want to accomplish before winter? I’m aiming kick my weekly workout into high gear! Moving thru my working out off track, but my goal for the fall is to get myself put back together and feel confident in what I am doing in the moment. Stop worrying about the future when the present is here! Tagged ladies, what's your #fallgoals
Today's breakfast 😍 Sometimes the simple life is all you need! Idk why it took me so long to test out peanut butter and banana… But I'm glad I've finally joined the club! Whose ready for another week of #BGG? Tbh, it's taken me a while to get into it, but now I feel so much happier! While the actual workout isn't easy, hence #deathbykayla, but time wise, it seriously makes me wonder why it took me so long? I'm so thankful for discovering this community! You beautiful #bbggirls have no idea how inspiring you are to me! ❤️😘 #militarydiet
WORD. Passion creates greatness! To be great you need passion! I'm passionate by a lot of things and sometimes I feel like I overwhelm people. I know I can be too much but I'm thankful for my close family and friends for supporting me through all my chaos! And thank you #bbggirls for your support in this journey! #thankyou
Me Love IG @girlspo_positive!!! They're profile is beautiful and inspiring! I aim to be healthy to be happy. That's why I'm on this journey. Some days are harder than others, but it's worth it! Working out serious helps my mental sanity! Those endorphins really do make you happy 😊 I've come to realize that while it is okay to have #restdays, they can't last for weeks at a time. It doesn't do my mind or body any good. I get in funks and don't want to do anything besides #netflixandchill however when they last to long, all things go down hill. That's why I decided to join the #bbgcommunity. They make me few stronger and motivate me. Changing your lifestyle doesn't happen over night, but it's the progress and journey that creates the lifestyle. Accepting you may have eaten too many cupcakes and moving on. Don't dwell on the mishaps. There's always tomorrow! But remember to live for today 😉 📷:girlspo_positive #girlspofive
Tomorrow will mark one month back in the US of A. It's a crazy thought to think I'm back here for good (for a while). I've been contemplating what to focus my days on in between now and when I move back to LA. One of my November Goals is to write everyday! November is #nanowrimo and while I won't be writing a novel, I'm planning on writing a pilot and a feature! Here's to a new month and new adventures!