Trying something new

Sharra Miller

So lately I have changed my fitness routine. My fitness journey started about 15 years ago, my whole goal was to lose weight. I just wanted to be comfortable in my own skin. I wanted to have more energy and be able to keep up with my family and my three young kiddos.

So it was a lot of cardio and trying fad diets, not really knowing what I was doing in the gym. So I started taking fitness classes and found a lot of people with the same goal as me, which was a great way to keep my motivated and hold me accountable.

The goal was to lose the weight and look strong. Not necessarily be strong, now 15 years later with a total weight loss of 89lbs. I have gained 10lbs in the last couple of months. My goal now is to not just look strong and be strong, I started lifting weights and fueling my body with the right food. I got away from back to back cardio days. Don’t get me wrong I still have cardio days they just look different. I did panic at one point when I got on the scale, for 15 years that is what I have stressed about and worried about. So to stand on it and look at the number that was looking back at me, my first thought was to jump on the treadmill and run for as long and as fast as I could. Then a little voice in the back of my head told me, remember this is the goal. I knew I had not gained 10lbs of fat but 10lbs of muscle.

For the first time in well forever when I look at myself in the mirror in all my glory….I love what I see, the muscle definition, the way my clothes fit, I just love me! This day and age that can be one of the hardest things we do, simply to love ourselves. So because I went out of my comfort zone, I made myself do something new, I have found a new love for myself. So I challenge you, do something new take the chance! If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.

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