Losing Weight – Steph’s 999th Attempt

Wooooww, I just wrote a pretty long blog post about commitment, the gym, and my weight loss goals and I accidentally clicked “write” instead of “publish” and now IT’S ALL GONE! Safe to say that I’m quite upset as I’m a lazy pile of turd and that was hard work for me. Ironically, the original post was about how I lack commitment, seeing as this is my second (well… third, really) blog post, even though I started my blog at the beginning of January. How often are you supposed to blog anyways? I thought a 20 day break from blogging meant that I got over it, but here I am, so I guess not. Honestly, I just don’t have that many interesting things to blog about. I like to think I’m not a boring person, but my daily activities are pretty limited, due to the aforementioned extreme laziness. And honestly, who’s going to be interested in hearing about the new youtube workout video that I did today anyways?

I guess it doesn’t matter if you’re interested or not, because I’m going to WRITE ABOUT IT ANYWAYS! Because if I didn’t, the blog post would’ve ended here and you’ll miss out on the joy of my incessant and pointless ramblings. I have a love-hate relationship with fitness, although who am I kidding, it’s really more of a hate relationship. I lack the commitment to see anything through, and I am incredibly unfit. Like, disgustingly so. I tried to go for a run once, and I only lasted about 5 minutes before my lungs decided to give up and implode on me, and I had no choice but to deem running satan’s sport.

Due to my potential social anxiety, extreme self-consciousness, and general laziness, the gym is also a no go for me. I know, I know… People always say that no one at the gym is actually looking at you, everyone’s there for their own workout, etc. But trust me, I attend a pretty expensive and relatively big private college in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, and my college is filled with students that look more like models than models themselves. In fact, my college is ranked in the top 10, or at the very least, top 15th colleges for most attractive study body. I’m sure half the male population at the gym (freshman boys, I’m looking at ya!) is there to get their daily intake of perfect booties… which are annoyingly attached to beautiful women. And honestly I don’t blame them. The one time that I made the foolish choice of entering this sacred butt worshipping temple, I was blown away by how fit everyone was, and it only made me more self consciousness. I know I shouldn’t care, I wish I didn’t, but it is something that I can’t seem to change so… alas, here I am, in my small (but comfortable) bedroom, following youtube workout videos in front of my mirror. I literally just started doing the workout videos today, after an 8 month hiatus (commitment issues, remember) so obviously, there are no results. However, once I start seeing any, I’ll let you guys know!

Seeing as I’m me, I like to start strong and never finish! Keep in mind that the word “strong” is relative, and this is considered a strong start for a walking potato like me. On top of the workout videos, I’ve decided to try experimenting with 5-6 small meals a day, as opposed to three meals a day. I often find myself getting extremely hungry before meals, which ends up in me making huge meals and consuming more calories than I need to. I also snack… a lot. So I’ve decided to switch it up, and hopefully the new 5-6 meals a day plan cuts out unnecessary snacking while keeping me happy and full throughout the day. Now, knowing me, I’ll probably keep this up for a week until someone suggests ramen and I’m like “it doesn’t count, it’s ramen!” Side note: I really really love ramen, I would eat it everyday if I could. I mean I technically can, but I’ll feel too guilty. Anyways, going back to my health and fitness, my main goal is to lose weight, get a skinnier waist, and a bigger/toner butt. If you guys have any tips, I would love to hear them! Trust me when I say I need all the help I can get.