Ah! my body!!!!
For the past 5years losing weight has been on my new year resolution, every single year i say i will, some years i don't even drop anything.
When i got into University i was a measly 60kg 15year old girl, i graduated after 5years weighing 98kg, YES!!!! i blew!!!!
slowly and gradually, at first i didnt even notice, i guess all the late night eating, junk, no exercise and all the stress cut up with me gradually till i blew up.
I never really thought much about how i looked in University, yes i knew i was fat but i always used to think it wasn't that bad, i was just crazy busty and my then boyfriend never used to complain, he used to say "oh Laurenta if they take away your breast you'd be skinny"
O_O it was statements like that, that got me to almost 100kg.
By the time i returned home to Lagos after Undergrad, i started feeling the pressure of my weight, i couldn't hang out comfortably in Lagos, i was always feeling oppressed and my confidence was dropping faster than the Niagara falls, i decided to do something about it.
Between April of 2009 and now i have lost a little over 40 pounds, i did it all with exercise and diet, and now, I LOVE MY BODY!!!!!!!
i am not quite there yet, you wouldn't exactly call me thin, but then you would call me HOT!!!!
i still have fat thighs, not so thin arms and maybe a not so flat mid region but when i look at how far i have come and i stare in the mirror, i can only marvel at how amazing i am.
People wonder why i love taking pictures now, my friends call me vain, but the truth is i have years worth of compliments to catch up on, please make una let me be :P
Its my Body, i work it hard, right now i go to the gym 5 times a week, i alternate between an hour of cardio and 30mins of strength trianing , and two hours of Cardio on alternate days, i eat very healthy, i start my day with fruits, i drink only water and if i must have a drink, its either a fruit smoothie or freshly squeezed juice, i grill all my protein and potatoes and plantains, no frying for me, i eat whole wheat everything, rice, pasta, cereal, and now I'm slowly losing fat and gaining muscle, its slow but i know this is the kind that lasts because i am doing it the right way. i might go out with friends and have pizza but best believe the next day at the gym wont be funny.
Am i comfortable with this body??? DAMN RIGHT I AM