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.
Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)
Wow. What a difference! I’m so happy to hear you are ditching the scale. There are much better indicators of health.
For sure! Your weight shouldn’t really be an indicator for health!
Thank you for reading 🙂
Wow!! Your results are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.
It’s so hard to stay consistent with healthy habits for me. I literally ate half a bag of chips yesterday with jalapeños. I need to stop but it was so yummy though 😭
Don’t ever feel bad for eating food that you enjoy. I still eat all of the food I love and still manage to stay healthy and lose weight. 🤎 Eat the chips!
That’s okay. Don’t feel bad for eating.❤️
You look great and your attitude is so wonderful. Glad you caught that heartburn problem early. You’re such an inspiration.
Thank you so much for your kind comment 🙂
Beauty & Books
The scale is our worst enemy. Good for ditching it. Havent gotten that far yet, but happy with my 48 lb loss so far.
Amazing! Well done
Suzanne- Happily Decluttered
Congrats! I think it is a good idea to not have an end goal. I used to set myself weight goals and I would get nowhere. When I decided to make lifestyle changes, like practicing yoga every day and playing pickleball 3 times a week, I got my body back.
Exactly! The whole goal thing really isn’t healthy for alot of us
You have done amazing
I hit the treadmill every morning before I eat.
Then a protein shake for breakfast.
I snack on fruit
Try to eat mostly chicken and fish and veggies and a lot of water.
I do weights or yoga in the afternoon
Wow thats so amazing!
But I am still 3 lbs!
Amazing. That’s awesome progress. I love that you don’t have a goal. Currently I’m reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and he mentioned that setting goals can be counterintuitive. When you have a goal, you tend to stop because you have reached it. Instead he send you should adjust your systems to get you the results that you want. Your weight loss journey is great example of this. By changing the habits, you gain the results you want without setting a definite end.
Gyms have never been my favourite place either. I like working out from home but it would be nice to have a working partner at times.
I look forward to reading more about your fitness journey.
I’ve heard so many good reviews about Atomic Habits. It must be the real deal if I’m literally seeing it everywhere on everyone’s to be read or must reads list.
Lol, yes it was great. Very interesting topic especially for persons who want to understand how habits are formed, and how you can essentially hijack the habit loop to break bad habits and build new ones. I took a lot of notes on it. Hmm, that might be a great thing to share on my newsletter. 🤔
Thats so true, and its happened to me many times. I set a goal, get there and then I’m like well what do I do next?!
Cheering you on! I too am on my 6th month of my weight loss/healthier me journey, and one thing I realised— good results come to those who are consistent, disciplined and patient. ❤️
Amazing! I am cheering you on too! Well done!
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 get it girl! Love your healthy mindset. I too don’t like using a scale because sometimes nothing changes number wise but that means NOTHING! Change is still being made. As long as you are feeling good, you are on the right track. 😊
Thank you so much! 🙂
The scale really isn’t a good health indicator, and its something I am always reminding myself
this is amazing! Congrats on all your hard work!
Whoo! That’s amazing! You’ll definitely be inspiring many others to do the same, all thanks to you putting in the hard work in the first place. Thanks for such a great post!
Thank you so much for the encouragement!
Congratulations!! Your results are amazing. I’m really glad you achieved what you want to. It’s a big feat.
Staying consistent with exercise is not easy. I don’t go to gym, I do it at home. It feels easier for me.
Sometimes doing it at home is way easier. There are days where I do the same. Depends what you’re comfortable doing!
Heidy De La Cruz
This is amazing!!!! So proud of you!
Thank you so much!
Terrific Olivia, great life attitude and it looks like you’ve got the determination to keep this going. Glad you’re happier.
I am so happy for you 😊 Well done on your journey! You are amazing and thank you for sharing with us 🙌
Wow, this is amazing Olivia. You’re doing so well! I also need to get back on track and start being more attuned to and intuitive with my eating and the way I feel within my body.
Congrats on your weight loss and I hope you loving you and doing you🌺.
I’ve never been to a gym but sometimes I participate in monthly fitness challenges and I’m an athlete so that helps me to stay healthy.
J & C Industries
A very disciplined woman keep it up Olivia. I am your number 1 fan! Stay safe!!!!
Amazing …. I am on the start of my journey and I really hope I’m just as successful, well done.
I see a good difference. I’m proud of you for your accomplishment. You may have hit a weight loss plateau like I did, I’m still trying to figure out what to do about mine.