Time to Lose Weight!?

So.

I’ve gained weight.

I don’t own a scale, yet I weighed myself when I was home over Easter. I didn’t think the number would affect me, but I didn’t think the situation through either.

I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been.

Granted I’ve grown up on the edge of being underweight until I started strength training as a teenager (I just realized I’m not a teenager anymore. What. Does this mean I’m too old to watch Disney movies alone?).

I went (am going) through a severe depression and a severe injury. That has meant getting out of bed was tough. Getting dressed was exhausting. Just the thought of doing anything was completely overwhelming, so yes I didn’t workout.

That was the best way I could take of my health at the time.

Now, my energy level is increasing. I slowly started going for longer and longer walks. A couple of weeks ago I started going to the gym regularly, because I want to – now.

I don’t regret taking a break – because exercising through my depression would be as is easy as it is for you to climb a Kilimanjaro right now. And I bet that’s not happening! Although it must be hard to understand if you haven’t been in the same situation, hence the misconception that people with depression are lazy.

I said the fact that I had gained weight wouldn’t bother me if I was still able to function normally, to work out. And I was right. Over the past month my self worth and body confidence has skyrocketed – and I doubt my weight have changed much. I haven’t had a close look at my body.

So is it time to lose weight for me?

Yes, but not because I’m trying.

It’s just very likely to happen now that I’m so much more active and have energy to cook real meals. I don’t to go all restrictive or on stupid detoxes – I want to rediscover my healthy happy balance!

I don’t care about how I look. I don’t care about how much I weigh.

I care about how I feel, how my body feels – and I feel best when I workout, ‘overweight’ or not.

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22 Comments

  • I weigh myself probably too frequently, more than once a week. And yet, every time I step on the scale, I quietly chant “your weight does not define you” before I look down at the number it produces. Sometimes it’s higher than the last time, and other times its lower. I kinda fluctuate in a 5lb range it seems. It’s fantastic you have more energy now and want to exercise! Let that motivation, rather than a number on a machine, propel you 🙂

  • I have gain weight these past months too and although I should be worried or feel sad about it, I feel happy. I started feeling more confident in my own body and I actually think that curves are incredibly sexy! I love that you have the biggest motivation and the right attitude to this! Wish you all the best and always remember that the only thing that matters is your happiness and health 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • You’re NEVER too old to watch Disney films alone, I’m 27 and still love a Disney session.
    I never go by weight, I lost a dress size last year after joining the gym but I saw the difference in my measurements rather than the scales

    • That’s such good news 😀
      Just goes to show that the best victories are non scale victories, because the scale can’t show the full picture

  • you are never too old to watch disney movies alone! i ditched my scale about two years ago. there is just no need to see a number on a scale. working out and eating properly is what makes me feel my best!

  • Love your message…you should definitely strive for good health and being happy in your skin versus whatever a scale or label says. Keep inspiring, beautiful!

  • Very well said, what counts is the way you feel and how your body feels and not the actual number on the scale. Also yes, depression and working out don’t go well together. Depression makes getting up seem like a challenge, so working out feels like climbing the Kilimanjaro. xx

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  • I’m glad you’re feeling better now, Anne! I’m in a similar position right now – I’ve been finishing my degree, and haven’t had time to work out, so I’m heavier than usual. This post has definitely come at the right time, and I agree with you that the most important thing is how your body feels xx

  • Good for you! Losing weight isn’t a bad thing, I feel like with the body positivity going around (which I absolutely support) that people feel like its bad to talk about wanting to lose weight now. Its about looking and feeling good and confident! Do what makes you feel good! 🙂

    • Exactly!That’s a really good point, I’m all in for body positivity too, but it doesn’t exclude weight loss. I just need my workouts to feel good 🙂

  • I agree, the best thing I ever done was eat more food, and use the extra energy to train hard in the gym, and increase the weights in my lifts. It mentally hard yes, but I do agree it’s worth it and its needed, not only physically but mentally. You’e done the right thing, and I would encourage anyone to come off a diet for a few months of the year, to reboost your metabolism and learn to love your body all of the time, not just when its ‘looking its best’ xxxxx