Holy Shit, I’m Back In The Gym…???

Guess who’s back, back again? Get Fit Posts, tell a friend.

I lie… maybe? I like the aspect of the Get Fit posts on JenSalisbury.com, because it’s always given me the opportunity to measure my progress in the gym. But one thing, I never did, that I do now- is love myself regardless of the number on the scale. I did pretty good last year, with giving myself grace where it was needed. My mental health was suffering so much, that I was unable to make it through many workouts. I also turned to unhealthy food, to heal myself. Which, let me tell you- does not work. With that being said, 2019, and truly, since starting Lexapro in 2018, and then getting off of it, and then doing nothing for my brain until September of 2019, was detremental to my weight on the scale. I gained about 35 pounds in 2019. But here’s something that I never understood: Your stress and your mental health are directly reflective of the weight on the scale. 

Now, I don’t mean like “when you’re in a good mental state, you won’t want to eat nachos five days a week”… I literally mean, being happy, takes weight off of your body. Isn’t that shit cray??? I didn’t kill myself in the gym, to the point where I felt like I was dying. I was getting back in the swing of things. I also stayed on WW, but didn’t give up on a beer when I went to dinner or hung out watching Netflix… So, how did I literally just have weight melt off of me? The stress that I kept on myself physically in 2019, didn’t need to be there anymore, so it GTFO of my body. That’s rad.

So. This month. Because we’re talkin’ about since the year started, here… we all know me, I’m a huge “new year, new me” type of chick. From January 1st 2020 to January 31st 2020, I lost 13.8 pounds. Consistent gym sessions, consistent tracking of WW, and consistently keeping my stress down and being happy.

Here’s a couple side by sides of my face’s shape changes in the last thirty days…

I’m glad that I’m getting my chin back. My tummy, also has shrunken in about half. That picture isn’t being shared on social media yet, because I’m waiting for a little bit more dramatic of a change. All I can say is WOW to my month’s progress. It’s been a considerable amount of time since I’ve been this proud of myself in the first month of the year. Get it girl!

Until the next Get Fit post…

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