Monday, January 13, 2014

Inspire

 
Since I lost 110 pounds weighing 120 this past summer, I feel I've inspired those around me. Two of my good friends (who were shocked how tiny I was) both lost over 40 pounds. Since this past summer I've gained 40 pounds. I might be at a healthier weight, but I feel like complete shit. My biggest concern is whether or not I was such a good inspiration.

      Winter of 2012 I did a lot of skipping out on meals along with exercising. Even if my friends are losing weight the healthy way, it blows "secretly" knowing I'm not such a good fitness role model. Now that I've got zero space to workout and eat normally, I'm super depressed. Soon I'll be moving back where I can hula hoop all day if I please. I'd like to get mega muscles on a tones body again. I'd like to prove you can look good physically and feel good mentally. Not even just to others, but to myself.

      Once I start back up on the hours of hooping each day I'll post more about the art (as I've gotten a few requests). However, now you'll be able to not only learn more about hooping, but watch me find success within it all over again. c:

44 comments:

  1. Hey! I tried to respond to your comment on my blog but you are listed as a noreply blogger:/

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    1. That happened once before too!
      I'll have to look into my settings and change it, haha.

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  2. Wow you definitely now look more healthier- really great accomplishment!
    I hope everything will resolve for you & you will be able to hula hoop all day as you said! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. Thanks Maddie! I miss having a huge hoop space, so I too hope that ends up working out. Haha.

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  3. I wish I was more healthy and motivated like you! :)
    DreamerDreamBigger.com

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    1. Aww, thanks JiaHui. <3 That means a lot! c:

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  4. It's really really tough finding a good middle ground. It's even tougher to accept compliments when you know you haven't lost weight in a way that is good for you mentally. I know because I'm the same exact way. I've started eating much cleaner and more often recently, but when I lost a lot of weight it was because I was restricting calories like mad and working out hours each day.

    What they don't tell you when you lose weight is that the feeling bad about yourself part doesn't instantly go away just because you're skinnier.

    In any case, let's both work towards better health, mentally and physically! I know once you start showing us your hooping stuff and teaching us, you'll feel like the inspiration you are to a bunch of bloggers already!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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    1. I'm down for that. c: We'll be each others inspiration.
      Also, couldn't agree more on the "feeling bad about yourself part doesn't instantly go away just because you're skinnier". I thought it would, boy was I wrong.
      Thanks for the input Elyse, meant a lot. c: Hope you feel better about yourself soon! <3

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  5. WOW!!! Congrats, that's amazing that you lost all the weight! You look amazing!! Congrats again on your journey!!!
    PS: Can't wait to see your outfit with the dress!!!

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  6. That's a big weight loss! I don't think too skinny looks good, I like a more toned body (which at the moment I don't have). Like you I need to get hooping again! It's such a great workout and really helps me forget about stress!
    Take care
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    Bel
    b-by-bel.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't think too skinny looks good either, but it's 2014...and it's hard to remember what true beauty is at times. :/
      You should definitely start hooping again! Then make a trip to Detroit and come be my hoop buddy. c;

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  7. I think it's truly inspirational that you want to improve your physical health -and- strive for healthy thoughts too! It's so important to -feel- good ^_^ I'd love to hula hoop, it looks like so much fun! I'm excited to learn more about it from you!

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    1. Thanks Kate!
      I'll be posting ways to get into hooping easily soon, hope you get into it!

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  8. You look so awesome! I am in need of loosing at least 52 lbs. These definitely motivates me to see it can be done!

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    1. Aww, thanks Kirstie. c:
      I've learned that you truly can do anything you put your mind to. Anybody. Finding a workout you enjoy as a hobby is a big plus when it comes to working out more often.

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  9. You look fantastic girl! After discovering your success with hooping I've started saving for a weighted hoop and can't wait to get started on my "hooping journey"! I've gained around 50 pounds over the past few years and I've been having the hardest time getting motivated enough to stick with something. Hooping seems so perfect because it looks so fun!

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your hooping posts. You ARE inspirational :)

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    1. Aww, thank you Mindi!
      I'm so happy you're getting into hooping!! Can't wait to share more for you all. I'll definitely post some trick tutorials too. c:

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    2. I did it...I just ordered my first hoop! I decided I had enough stashed away after all and went for it! I can't wait for it to arrive!!! :)

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    3. WOO!! I'm proud of you! *tear
      Can't wait to have a new blogging hooper pal! :D

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  10. micaela, you can do it girl! don't let those doubts creep in. you know what it takes. find balance. you did an amazing job before. it's truly amazing. you're an inspiration to me. ((hug))
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  11. That was a huge transformation. I hope that you can get some space to exercise and can relieve your stress. Wishing you luck in becoming the healthy person you want to be. Although it can be hard, I know you can do it given the determination you've shown. I use to hoop a lot as a kid cause it was fun and something people had a hard time grasping. Seeing this post makes me want to do it again.

    Sincerely, Christine from Invisible Blush

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    1. Thanks Christine!
      I'm actually moving today. c:
      You should give hooping another try! It's just as fun as it was as a kid. c:

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  12. Well when I started to balance my diet I learned that I really had to work mentally first and than to pursue a physical transformation.
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    1. That's so true! It's harder mentally preparing yourself than physically.

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  13. Great job! I really need to improve my eating habits :) X Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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    1. Thanks Anne! I do too actually, haha. I'd like to go vegan. c:

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  14. Hey Honey...

    ... thank you for the lovely comment... and your parcipitation on my GiveAway... but you've forgotten your e-mail address!!! Can you add your E-Mail Address??? Thank you, my Dear... and I wish you many luck...

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    1. Thanks MK, I'll be sure to add my email! c:

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  15. Damn. I had no idea this was a health movement, but I guess it's not surprising considering all of the core work it takes! (I hear) Healthy living is all about balance, so you'll figure out what works for you and what's maintainable in the long run. Good luck on your journey!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer!
      Healthy living is definitely all about balance. c:

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  16. Can't wait to continue reading. I am in need of a health makeover.

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    1. Thanks Brittany!
      I'll be sure to include some workouts and easy recipes!

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  17. That is an amazing loss and you look fantastic!

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  18. You look awesome! I wish I was you lol!

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    1. Thanks Sheetal, you're only as awesome as you believe you are. So once you realize you look great after you feel great you'll love it. c:

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  19. Don't beat yourself up! You are an inspiration and just because you gain some back because it sounds like life got in the way you will get to a weight you are happy with.

    Thanks for linking up - I cannot wait to see this hula hoop routine :)

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  20. You look great. What a transformation. That is so motivating. Just curious, what do you mean by you don't have the space to eat normal and exercise?

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    1. Now that I'm healthy and eat normally and also have no room to exercise. Re-reading that it is worded funny, haha.
      Thanks Liz! c:

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