When I first met my partner I was a healthy size 8 without a care in the world. 3 Years later I'm a size 14 and feel more uncomfortable in my skin than ever before with a successful personal trainer for a partner whom I sadly live miles away from beginning my undergraduate education.
Now I'm facing new challenges in my life of making a successful long distance relationship; financial independence, home independence and the responsibility of being an adult in a whole new world.
With this, I long to have faith in myself. I long to be happy in my skin and not cover up in oversized clothing because of the skin I am in and the weight I am at. Dating a personal trainer can become pretty daunting when your the same weight as him who lifts weights and is mainly muscle whilst you're the complete opposite. As much as I know he would give me the support and advice I long for, this is something I know I can only do if I push for it myself and make myself do it without relying on his help.
I have recently joined the campus gym and am determined to turn this around and come out a healthier happier individual that I can be proud of as well as those surrounding me.
So how do I start this new lifestyle?
What should I do with my diet?
What should I do with my exercise regime?