I lost over 50 pounds and you can too!
I’m going to tell you how i lost the weight, but I feel its important you know why I did it and what was finally my AHA moment to finally get started on my journey after YEARS of feeling uncomfortable in my skin.
Let’s flash alllll the way back a couple years to october 2015. My big brother was getting married in Puerto Rico (the most beautiful thing I could ever imagine! I love you Neil and Leon!!) anddd my birthday was coming up later in the month. I would even tell people that it was my birthday trip and my brother just so happened to be getting married. hahaha no one believed me. Anyways I was almost 25 and soooo excited for Puerto Rico and to watch my brother marry the love of his life.
My mom and i got off the plane in San Juan, PR and it was the most beautiful place i have ever been. the people were so friendly and beautiful and the hotel was gorgeous. i couldnt wait!!
We got to the hotel and went to the rooftop which had a bar where i immediately ordered a margarita. anyone who knows me, knows that me and tequila are truly friends. i love that girl tequila haha.. anyway we were on the rooftop waiting for the rest of the wedding gang to arrive. My brother had planned it this way to be an awesome kickoff to the 4 day trip and it was.
As people from his wedding gang started to trickle in, I noticed something. everyone was so beautiful and fit. not just nice bodies. but really fit and trim. like they really worked on it and made sure they looked good. I was taken aback. as I mentioned in my last post, I live in North Carolina and my brother lives in Washington D.C. Alot of his coworkers flew to PR for the wedding as well and they were just all so beautiful and fit!! I was a little embarrassed of my size. Here I am 24 years old, nice personality, pretty face, but all I could picture that they were thinking as they met me was, “shes cool and nice but she needs to lose some weight.” i did though.
I felt so insecure in the shorts and dresses that i brought but I still managed to be my bubbly, goofy self. Everyone else looked so good in there bikinis and i was more than a little overweight in mine.
I went on to have fun that weekend but I told myself then and there that the next time these people saw me, I would be smaller. I really told myself that!!
So that is really what inspired me to lose the weight. That was my AHA moment. MY FINAL STRAW. I saw people that looked the way I wanted to look and I said I could do it. I didnt know how I would do it. But I knew I would!
AND I DID.
Here are some pictures from the trip! ENJOY. San Juan, Puerto Rico is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to go back one day!