How it all started.

Greetings beautiful people, I wanted to share with you my story, and the main reason I started this blog.

Four years ago, after the birth of my first child I wanted to lose that baby weight I had gained. So I did what everyone does, I dieted and I exercised. The weight was falling off, I was feeling so satisfied with myself, but i wanted to lose more, always striving to hit a new goal weight, losing weight became an obsession. I was a slave to the scale, I weighed myself every day, and if that scale went up just a tiny but I would drastically starve myself through the day and over exercise. My body hit rock bottom , my mental health was falling apart, I had no friends as I spent all my free time at the gym and I would never go out for a drink or a meal all those extra calories were not included in my 1000 calories restriction per day. My body gave out and I had to be hospitalized, I started to get the necessary help and for the time being I was getting better, I ate more, I ate exercised to a healthy extent. But that’s just phase 1, my body went through phase 2 and that was binge eating disorder.

I don’t know what happened, my body just clicked, i couldn’t control myself around food, eating was what I did 24/7, It didn’t matter what the food was, i just had to eat. The funny thing was, i didn’t care i just had to satisfy these food cravings. I was gaining weight and i didn’t care. I knew what I was doing wasn’t good and I knew that number on the scale meant severely overweight, but nop not a single care in the world. I couldn’t exercise because all that food made me feel sick just walking let alone exercising. This went on for a two whole years I had gained a total of 27 kilograms.

It was one day when i woke up and realised, its time to stop, it’s time to stop treating my body this way, i started to hear the needs of my body, no diets, no over exercising just hearing what my body wanted. I didn’t stop binge eating, I made myself aware that i have a problem and that i am the only person that could help myself out of this. My exercise was running after my son at the park, my diet was eating whatever i wanted but in moderate measures. If i wake up in the morning craving crunchy clusters i will take crunchy clusters, will that help me lose weight?  NOO , but i had to recover before i could focus on getting my body back in shape. I made sure i never skip a meal, if i’m craving chocolate, i make sure i pack chocolate in my bag, dark chocolate, maybe small kiddy party chocolate, i wouldn’t let my body crave chocolate for a whole day because i would end up stopping at the market before i go home and buying huge packs of chocolate and eating them all at one go.

It has been a year now, and i’m much better ! i don’t binge anymore, i do have some bad days once in a while but binging everyday,that non stop cycle has stopped. All I’ve lost in a year are 10 kilos, and I’ve never been happier with my achievement. That’s not a lot but I’m happy and i couldn’t be prouder of myself. I managed to break out of this cycle and i believe that if any of you are suffering from these bad habits i believe in you , you can do it, you are stronger than you think !!

 

I have made a list of a few things that I found to be helpful, here it goes:

  • SELF LOVE! Love your body, no matter what size you are, you are beautiful.
  • Don’t do it for anyone, do it for yourself.
  • Wake up saying I can do this, i am stronger than my inner demons.
  • DON’T DIET , don’t restrict anything from your body
  • Exercise to be healthy not to lose weight
  • Treat your body to everything, in moderation, but yes it needs everything!
  • Surround yourself with supportive people, confide in someone you trust, don’t be shy to confide in people you trust, you need as much support as you can get
  • Keep a diary, write down what triggers your binges, try to find a solution for that trigger, and try to replace that binge with something else. Long walks by the sea used to do the trick for me
  • Always take food to work, small, healthy meals

 

As this comes to an end I would like to thank you all for taking the time to read my story. I hope this has helped you. I wish you lots of love and happiness.stay strong fighters !

 

Love

Sim xxx

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warm welcomes to my very first blog post !

i would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to my blog ! i am new to this thing, I never really had a blog before, but there is a first time for everything, right ?!

as you all can notice from the name of this blog FITBIT, it’s going to be based on health, fitness, dieting, what to do to lose weight, what not to do, motivation and so much more. i am not a fitness instructor and I am not a nutritionist either, i call myself a fitness enthusiatist. i have been training and dieting for the past 4 years. and i have learnt soooo much about the fitness world. i don’t look like a Victoria secret model or a fitness model I simply look fit and healthy,however, I have tried every faddy diet that exists out there, I have lost weight gained weight, lost it again ! all i can say is is that my fitness journey has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, but you know what ? THAT’S OK !! it’s ok to cheat on your diet, it’s ok to be exhausted and skip a workout or decide to meet your friends instead of hitting the weights, it’s all about balance and listening to your body.

so follow my blog to keep yourself posted on my fitness routines (including my sins yes !) yummy recipes, and useful information to help you keep on track.

With love,

Sim xx