Health Journal: Introduction

I’ve always been inconsistent when it comes to my health. I’m aware that I can live a longer and happier life by eating healthy and staying in shape, but I was always able to bat the concerns away with laziness and excuses.

That all ended this year. Since January, I’ve been eating smaller, healthier meals that my girlfriend and I have prepared together. Since August, I’ve been exercising on a consistent basis and improving my sleeping habits.

For the longest time, I’ve been unsatisfied with myself, which led to a bout of depression for a couple years of my life. I didn’t have any close friends, rarely left my house, and lived an overall unhealthy lifestyle. While at work, I was personable and charismatic; coworkers enjoyed being around me. But once I clocked out and went home, I curled back up into my bubble of negativity, convincing myself that no one really liked me and it was all a facade. Self-loathing was a genuine problem.

I’m not entirely sure what specifically got me out of this funk, it was probably a combination of multiple factors. The main factor was that I just reached a boiling point with depression and knew I had to change to gain confidence. I’m proud of what I have become today and continue to grow. This new attitude has not only improved my health, but also other aspects of my life. My work-life balance has improved and I’ve taken steps to adopt new skills, such as coding and blogging.

Since I recently started a blog I decided to document my journey to my ideal weight. This post serves as a starting off point. I will document my exercise routines and eating habits in monthly updates. I’m a writer at heart and have always preferred expressing my feelings through text. At the beginning of this year, I weighed 235 lbs. My goal weight is 180 lbs. I currently weight 210 lbs and continue to drop.

A nice bonus to writing all this is that maybe one person going through the same issues will use this as inspiration.

Stay tuned.

xx
Sam

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