I, like many women, am someone who is always looking for a little push to get me to get up and do more for my body, from researching healthy recipes to actually getting up and working out like I constantly promise myself I will.
However it’s not until I see real results from real people that I get really inspired to get up and do something! It’s not all about losing weight either. It’s about feeling fit, strong and toned; getting rid of those annoying parts of you that you never think you’ll be able to change. But you can.
Reddit user ahhgodzilla recently posted a recount of her journey to get toned and become fit. She told readers on the forum she started that she had joined a gym at her therapist’s suggestion and then she began actually using it.
“I started my fitness journey around August of 2013. The reason I started working out is because I was extremely depressed and refusing to go back on anti-depressants. I went and saw a therapist and she recommended that I join a gym and start working out 3 times a week.
I reluctantly obliged and to be completely honest I absolutely hated it. I hated how uncomfortable I felt there, that I obviously had no idea what I was doing. Most of all I hated the millions of mirrors everywhere, having the person I hated the most staring back at me…
It took me about 3 months to somewhat enjoy it. It took me about 6 months to start changing my eating habits, when I began I would eat fast food at least twice a day. I slowly started cutting out the fast food and began cooking my own meals.”
They say a photo speaks 1000 words, so these snaps of her arms over the past two years definitely say a whole lot.
This snap is from June 2013
Then a few months later in October
And here’s what they look like today
But wait – the evolution of her abs is something else entirely!
This snap is from July 2014
Then October 2014
Then January 2015
Then now! April 2015
“My progress has been fairly slow,” she told fellow Redditors on the forum.”I’m sure if I completely changed my lifestyle all at once that my results would have been a lot more impressive in a much shorter amount of time, but it would not have been sustainable.” The most important thing is that I didn’t give up,” she said.