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  • Writer's pictureShannon Roussy

Four Month Check In

Wow! How is it already the end of April? 2020 has been a crazy year, and definitely with events no one saw coming.

I started this blog to chronicle my journey, and feel it's only right to update you all on that.

I started my weight loss journey in December of 2017. Throughout 2018, I worked tirelessly to learn about nutrition, start working out more, and began working with personal trainers all while working full time and as a full time graduate student. I definitely did not pick the easiest time in my life to undertake such a journey. But, I was committed, and I wanted to succeed.

Last year, my journey stalled. I let life's craziness take precedence and lost focus of my goals. Around October of last year, I realized I regressed into my lazy habits. I was still meal prepping, but I wasn't tracking calories. I would occasionally go to the gym, but I wasn't pushing myself. I had finished school and was established in my job, so I had no more excuses.

So, I found my motivation and set goals once again. It's easy to forget that weight loss and change in general is not a linear progression. But the only thing we can do is make sure that we are better than the day before. And this Stay at Home order has tried me in every way, especially mentally. I tend to focus on the road ahead, and often don't look back at how far I've come. Which is why this email from Fitbit (my OG fitness tracker) caught me off guard.

I've lost 40 pounds!!! Which is truly remarkable. While it may not seem like much to some people, I know that this is a big achievement. I don't have a massive transformation to share where I've lost 100 pounds in year. And that's ok. Because my journey is my journey. And it doesn't matter how long the road takes, as long as I'm making it one step at a time.

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