All of my life my weight has been a problem. I was never the skinny girl in school and I could always use to lose a few pounds. But as we all know that is much easier said then done...especially for a 14 year old girl.
My freshmen year of high school I weighed in at around 160 pounds. My parents offered to get me a trainer to help me and I took them up on that. Well a 14 year should NEVER have a personal trainer, especially a male trainer.
I was an emotional young girl and did not take criticism and hard work very well. After a very rough time of not getting along with my trainer I quit. And I do not regret that one bit.
Off and on over my high school years I would go and work out at the gym in the mornings with my Mom. I loved it but never stuck to it. Honestly I really did not see how much I needed to lose weight. I had skinny goggles on and I was not about to take those off.
|Senior year of high school|
By the time I started college I weighed 180 pounds. We have all heard the saying "freshmen 15". Well how about the freshmen 25? That is definitely they route I took. All of my friends could eat what they wanted without worrying, and I thought I could too. WRONG.
Finally at the end of my junior year I took those skinny goggles off and saw what I really looked like...at 206 pounds. I could not believe what I had done to myself. How did I get this way?! When I saw pictures from my best friend's Wedding shower I knew I had to make a change.
So for my 21st birthday I asked my parents for a trainer. I wanted this to be my decision this time, and I knew it was the right one. I needed someone to teacher me how to eat properly and exercise right. And I could not have found the more perfect person.
Sherry changed my life. Since June of 2012 I have lost 20 pounds. Yes I know I have a ways to go, but I could not be more proud of myself! I have changed my way of thinking and know that with a lot more hard work I will be the healthy skinny girl!