My story started exactly nine weeks ago, when I made the decision to change something. I was fine, but I wasn't well enough. A fairly important online event had just taken place and the results were not at all as expected. And then the cruel truth struck me like lightning: sometimes the image is more important than work, talent or even human value.
For many years I struggled to lose weight. For many years I went to the doctors with a misdiagnosis (it's just easy to look at an overweight person and tell them they have thyroid problems) until I received a proper diagnosis and treatment. I do not feel comfortable going into too much detail now on this subject, so I suggest we discuss when I will be ready. But after too many attempts to keep track of them, I came to the conclusion that I needed some maturity to be able to do that. After all, it's a fight with yourself, and by then I had proved that I wasn't ready to hold it.
Some say that it takes a shock or an event to mark you in order to make that "click" that will give you the power that you have not found in yourself for so many years. Psychologists also have their explanations. I think it was a combination of all of the above. It was something I wanted, but I didn't think I could do it. Even now I am not so sure that I will succeed, but at least I want to make the most of this determination that I feel and get as many results as possible.
I took the first step in terms of nutrition. I did not indulge in miracle diets, but eliminated foods known to be unhealthy and unfriendly to the figure. We gave up bread and flour products, fried foods, sweets and products with sugar and juices. I started eating more fresh vegetables, eating a lot of salads and grilled meat. In almost 3 weeks I had already lost 3.5 kg. And without starving. But the lust had not disappeared. Especially fried potatoes.
I took the second step on June 16 when I started doing sports. Physical effort is not on my list of hobbies, so it was not easy at all and it is not for me. But my luck was to come across one coach with solid training and very empathetic on top of that. And let's not forget that I have some serious problems with my spine, so it's understandable why I avoided any kind of effort.
As you can see on the right side of the blog menu, we have created a new section called "My body journey”In which I want to keep you close and tell you about this journey of transformation of my own body. In this new category I will tell you what I eat (Eat clean), I will keep you up to date with the evolution and results of my training (Workouts), I will address fashion topics for women with shapes (Plus size fashion) and I will open my soul and address issues related to diversity and acceptance (Body positivity).
I'm not ashamed to admit that I do this primarily for myself. But I want to do it for other people who, like me, want a change, but I don't even know where to start. Losing weight is a slightly taboo subject in Romania and it seems to me that those who really managed to get some remarkable results after that started to behave as if the period in which they were overweight did not even exist. I feel pretty good in my skin, but I've noticed that I can feel better and better with everything I do for myself and my body.
It is easy to stand on the sidelines and put a label on a man after a superficial analysis of only 5 seconds, but the truth is that we must accept that we are different and that we each have our own stories, joys and sorrows. I don't want to read any more comments on this blog that say "go to the gym and go to the nutritionist!" because if that were the solution to the problem, the planet would be populated only by Victoria's Secret and Channing Tatumşi angels. Ah, and hormonal disorders, depression, or emotional eating would be long-forgotten tales.
So, if you think I can inspire you in any way or if you can help me with some advice, I invite you to follow my story. And I thank you!