I wanna go

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Hello fitblrs and supporters! I am a 23 year old on a mission to clean my lifestyle up. I began my true journey two years ago. I am 5’3 and started at 170. I lost 20 pounds and gained lots of muscle (losing two pant sizes from a 12 to an 8) in about five months by hard work and the use of my college gym.

Fast-forward two years and I’m out of college and I ballooned to 190! 190. That number was so difficult to see. On “fat days” I could read up to 193-194. I decided that I had had enough. I needed to re-evaluate. 

I first changed my mantra. I told myself “I will live my life with joy”. So I did. I saw my gynecologist and discussed the rapid weight gain of 40 pounds in a year and a half. We changed my birth control. It was a long shot, but I was willing to try anything. That was January 2014.

In mid-March I was down about 5 pounds just from eating better and walking more, but I wasn’t truly happy at all. I decided to start running. I chose to run intervals and walk intervals. So I started with short spurts. In April, I started using my Nike+ Running app to calculate. I also began to monitor my intake. I focused on high protein and medium fat because some fat is good! I read countless articles including HuffPost Nutrition, Runners’ World, Livestrong, you name it.

As of now, I am down 23 pounds since March 21 when I started counting. That’s 167lbs. I am still overweight and I have a lot of progress to make. My first large ultimate goal is 140. That number makes me no longer overweight for my BMI. BMI isn’t exactly important to me, but it is a way to measure.

I really struggled with my back fat/rolls. I have taken four photos (one a month) since March. I hated those rolls so much. I have more progress to make, but this is just from clean eating, lots of water, and adding running to my life five times a week. I also choose to take the stairs and I walk a whole lot.

Anyone is free to add me. I am a work in progress, but this is the first time I have noticed a loss in my back, and I just had to post. Good luck to you all!

My fitness blog is nurunning.tumblr.com

My personal blog is jumpjanuary.tumblr.com

Peace :)


Progress! It’s been a long year but I’m finally comfortable with my own body again. After recovering from an eating disorder, I can say I’m finally strong enough to believe in myself.


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