Thursday, September 12, 2019

OOTD: Thankful at 30

One of the highlights of my year is my health and fitness journey. If you’ve all read a blog post I wrote last year about how unhealthy I started, I am proud to say that I am now on the path toward being healthier and better. The weight loss, right now, may have slowed down, but it’s because I’m gaining more muscle mass and I’ve become stronger.

This cute Ranma 1/2 shirt from Uniqlo is such a steal!
Celebrating my birthday a few days ago, helped me appreciate my journey more. Even though I am trying my best to not feel too insecure about my current state, there are still times when I would be. Have you seen that girl who eats a lot, but doesn’t get fat? Or that girl who’s just so pretty that everyone adores? And there you are, feeling just… meh. I’m not going to sugarcoat things and pretend that I’m already a hundred percent confident, because I’m not. I still get insecure sometimes, and that is okay.

That is okay, as long as I don’t let it stay long in my system. I need to constantly remind myself and be thankful for how strong I’ve been. Because going through what I’ve gone through in my health and fitness journey is no joke. Starting out, people will constantly bug you about not seeing immediate results. It’s as if the world expects you to drop a hundred pounds overnight, upon deciding to go on a healthier diet. It doesn’t work that way.

I am thankful for my family and friends who supported me in this journey. They have constantly reminded me of how my progress has been really good, and that I shouldn’t worry too much. They’ve adjusted to my routines and even my diet when they’re with me. This is why, most of the time, I prefer being on my own so that I won’t be an inconvenience to people. But they never made me feel that way.

To my CrossFit Cabalen family, thank you for being my second home in Pampanga. I remember tweeting before about how I stay in CrossFit, 40% for the workout and 60% for the people. You see, I came to realize that my motivation to becoming fit is all thanks to how challenging and awesome CrossFit is and because I have an amazing and very warm fitness family in our box. Everyone is cheering on everyone, no one gets left behind, and you all help each other out.

Shirt: Uniqlo | Skirt: H&M | Shoes: Reebok
This year, I spent my birthday with my family. It was an intimate celebration, and I guess I prefer it that way. No out of the country trips, no staycations, just a date with the people who matter most to me.

I am thankful for all the people who supported and motivated me, the ups and downs I’ve encountered along the way, and this life that I can only live once. Nothing is perfect, nothing can ever be, but I can choose to live my life with a thankful and joyful heart, and just try to infect others with it.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to know your thoughts!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...