2017: The year I finally took control of my life and my health. It's hard for me to believe this before and after is from the same year. Going through it, it felt like forever to lose the weight when I was giving it my all for longer than I ever had. Now looking back, I can't believe what I was able to accomplish in one year when it had taken so many just to get to this starting point.
The photo on the left is from January 2017. I was about 40 lbs heavier (with significantly more fat and less muscle mass) than the photo on the right from December 2017. Obviously, my biggest accomplishment was getting such a great tan in December! 😂
Jokes aside, this was the most weight I've lost in a year. The ketogenic diet changed my life. After seeing so many success stories on pages like @ketotransformations
I tried it out for a couple of months. But it wasn't until I got serious and consistent that I started seeing significant changes.
I started tracking my monthly weight loss after seeing other keto influencers doing the same (scroll 👉). It kept me accountable and served as a reminder of the progress I was making, helping me get past the hardest days and the strongest temptations.
That doesn't mean I was perfect. The second half of 2017 was when I experienced more consistent weight loss. That's because whenever I got off track, I went back to what I knew worked. I recommitted. I started over again with small steps. Grocery shopping, meal prepping, and building on that momentum each and every single time I derailed.
The number on the scale going down was just the cherry on top. It doesn't encompass all the non-scale victories I experienced like going off my thyroid medication, fitting comfortably into both dresses in these photos, getting stronger and leaner, and being able to deadlift my body weight.
Most importantly, I proved to myself once and for all what I am capable of - that I am the badass I always believed myself to be. My only limitation was me.
All this goes to say, if I can do it, so can you. It might take more than a year or it might take far less! But what's beautiful is that it's truly and completely up to you. ❤