Another month has just rolled into the year, and I am more than excited to be moving along with it! It's been a while since I set my foot down and decided to alter my appearance and I realized October would be the perfect month to do so.
One problem (out of quite a few) I've had since I was a kid is my weight. I've always been more on the "fun-sized", "bonus pack" side, and though my weight on the scale screams "oh my God", I've always been healthy. I get colds very rarely, I'm not allergic to anything, and I can do everything a slim person can do, and sometimes better. Growing up, I didn't feel insecure about my frame at all. I was active in swimming and track & field, did a little dancing on the side too so in my young mind, I was okay.
Now, at 23, everyone around me (including myself) disagrees. My career has pushed me to stay on a chair all day in front of a laptop, and my work hours are quite longer than average. When I do get free time, I spend it resting or doing more side work to help my family financially. I used to go to the gym 5-6 times a week (had a membership at The Avenue Hotel) but life has strapped me onto an office chair. You know the "myth" that once you've stopped going to the gym, you'll gain weight faster? Well, it's a fact for me.
So, since I've been energized by new friends I've gained on the internet and new sites I've been exploring (also, the fact that I'll be attending a few events that need me to look presentable), I'll be doing my best to eat healthier, eat less (I've already cut back on snacks), and move more. Given my busy schedule, documenting my progress regularly on the blog might not happen, but that's why we have Instagram. I think that would be the easiest way to keep track of what's going on in regards to my (hopefully) weight loss.
If you've read one of my previous posts from last month, I talked about buying something that I wanted to show you, but couldn't because I was reserving it for something special. Well, that product is actually a limited edition Cara Delevingne crop top/sweater from Penshoppe. Here's the twist: I bought it two sizes smaller than my current dress size.
My reason behind it is simple. If I bought something priced a little higher than most apparel in a smaller size, I'd be pushed to make changes to myself to make sure the money I spent on it would be worth something.
That's exactly what's been happening. Since buying that top, I've lost 1.5 kg. I know, it's not a lot, but considering I've done everything the same (I just cut back on the in-between snacks) with minimal exercise (mostly just daily, brisk walks to and from the office), that's something I'm proud of. Just imagine how much more I could lose if I stepped up my game!
It's all about healthy living for me this month. Go October!