It doesn’t matter what age you are, at some point we’ve all desired to look fitter. Shedding the pounds sets a look on the outside that hopefully sets a tone for the inside. But it’s no walk in the park my friends. And the older we get the harder it gets to lose the weight and keep it off. But if you’re like me you’ve likely wondered, “what’s the best way to drop the lbs?”.
One woman on a mission to lose weight over a prolonged period of time decided to settle the age-old question for herself, and now she’s sharing her findings with the rest of us. Without further delay I’ll let Irina take it away…
“My name is Irina, I am 38 years old, and I weigh 224 lbs. This number might seem like a lot if you don’t take one thing into account: a year ago I weighed 266 lbs. I can’t say it was all that bad, but once a 5-year-old kid came up to me and asked, “Irina, why do you have such a big belly?” This was the moment when I realized: I can’t live like this much longer, I need to lose weight.
Especially for Bright Side, I’m telling my story of how I lost the weight. I still have a long way to go, but the changes that I can already see in photos keep me motivated.
The story of my body is similar to those that most overweight people have, which includes a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food. Because of my work (I am a freelancer) and my tendency to eat when I feel bad, by the time I was 37 years old I weighed 264 lbs. I don’t have a family and I haven’t left my house often in the past several years. This is why the opinion of other people wouldn’t really have an influence on me. Or so I thought.
At the end of 2017, I saw a commercial for a fitness center with an 80% off discount and I decided to go. This was how my story started.”