I can’t believe I am even sharing my 6 month weight loss update already! This past 6 months have gone by so quickly. If you’ve stuck around for the last 6 months, you’ll know that I embarked on a new lifestyle change/journey to get healthier. I have previously shared a 5 month update but really wanted to share my 6 month as some things have changed.
Changing my lifestyle wasn’t just about losing weight, it is about changing bad habits and behaviours and finding new confidence in myself. When people ask me my goals, my reply is that I don’t really have any. I am just doing what I’m doing and having fun in the process. Whenever I have tried to get healthier in the past, I have always had a weight goal or a set date I wanted to lose weight by. And I noticed that as soon as I hit that goal, thats when I stopped. Which is why this time, I knew I didn’t want a goal or something to hit. I want this to be my life, and honestly it already has.
So let’s get started, here are some 6 months weight loss updates for you!
I’M DITCHING THE SCALE FOR GOOD
One new thing that I have decided to do is ditch the scale. Over the last month, I have noticed that the scale hasn’t moved much. And with that, I decided to ditch it. I will probably weigh ever couple of months, but no more of this checking to see if I have gained or lost. I have learnt so much about body weight recently. And I know that the scale isn’t an accurate representation of whether you have lost weight or not.
I have gained so much muscle since exercising, and the scale doesn’t tell me that. It also doesn’t tell me the water weight that I carry more around my period or if I have eaten certain foods the day before. I am still containing to measure my body and track updates that way. Which has been so helpful for me.
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I JOINED A GYM
Something new that I decided to do a few months ago was join a gym. When I first started with my online coach I started just doing home workouts and running outdoors. I did this because thats what I felt comfortable doing. Going to the gym can be a really daunting thing for some, especially women. It was actually my brother that encouraged me to start going to the gym with him, and thats what I did. Although we did different workouts and didn’t actually workout ‘together’, just knowing he was there was a nice thing for me.
Since then, he has started to go to a different gym so I actually go alone. Which is a major thing. I still get a little nervous about using different machines but slowly I am getting out of my comfort zone. And actually, I really love going to the gym now. It’s nice to get out of the house sometimes and be in an environment where everybody has the same goals.
If you’re nervous about going to the gym alone, perhaps start going with someone first like I did. It honestly helped so much. I don’t know if I would have started going without going with my brother first. Join some gym classes too!
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HOW I SEE MY BODY
Over the last few months when I really started to see a difference in my body, I noticed that I have started to suffer from body dysmorphia. I’m not sure if you have ever suffered with it, but honestly its such a weird experience. Specifically in my case, I believe that I still look the same as I did before. Which I know sounds a bit odd. But thats the only way I can explain it. I look at myself in the mirror sometimes and think I haven’t lost weight. Or I think people see me and I look the same as I did before.
I am always taking photos and comparing my physique to what it used to look like and when I do that, I can see I look different. But it’s as soon as I stop looking at the photo I believe I look the same again. I honestly loved my body then, and love it now but its just a weird and new thing I am experiencing.
I am trying to work on it, but its honestly so hard and it’s a mental battle sometimes. So if you have any advice on how to overcome that, please share it with me!
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THE 6 MONTH RESULTS
So, I know this is what you came here for. My 6 month results. I won’t be sharing anymore how much I have lost, you can see from the picture below. But honestly I feel so much better for it. Here are some positives from losing weight so far:
– More energy
– Better fitting clothing
– More confidence in myself
– Exercising has been so good for my mental health
– Feeling fitter and healthier
– Little to no heartburn (I suffered with heartburn so badly before)
Honestly there are so many more reasons as to why I feel so much better about everything and its down to exercising and losing weight. Below is my updated 6 month weight loss photo. It’s honestly such a weird feeling now seeing what I looked like before. I am so glad I chose to do this for myself and for my own health.
I hope you enjoyed reading my 6 month weight loss update. Do you go to a gym? What do you enjoy doing to help shed a few pounds?
Thanks so much for choosing to eat my 6 month weight loss update! If any of you need any help or advice I would love to chat with you. The hardest part about changing your life is having to start. Once you start, your journey can begin and before you know it you’ll be 6 months in and your whole life will have changed. Just start.