Last year's weight loss journey did not go as planned.
Before school started, I was eating healthy and working out semi-regularly. After school started, that all came to a halt. Not only did I regain the four pounds I had lost, but I've nearly regained the 30 pounds that I lost a few summers ago. Juggling classes, work, homework, extracurricular activities, a social life and sleep is hard. Trying to stick to a healthy eating plan and find the time to workout in addition to that was nearly impossible.
I won't blame all of my poor choices on my busy schedule, but we all know how hard it is to juggle so many things at once. I chose to put my health on the back burner and I paid for my actions. My clothes don't fit how I want them anymore, I can feel all the weight I gained and I became low-key depressed and angry with myself.
All of this to say, I'm taking my health back. Since January 2, I have been following the Daniel Fast. Not only am I fasting to get closer to God, but I'm fasting to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. I know that if I am going to make healthier choices, I can't do it on my own. I need God. And taking care of my temple is a top priority.
We are human. Humans are not perfect. Humans fail. And I am not afraid to say I backslid. But I know that when I have people looking up to me and asking me for advice, I can't go back to my unhealthy ways. I'd be a hypocrite and I can't let down all the people who have been cheering for me from the beginning.
I'm claiming 2016 as my year for breakthroughs, Weight loss and all.