8 months ago I decided to change my lifestyle, but I really started putting in work in February 2014. At the beginning, I wanted to lose weight and be beautiful. I lacked of confidence; all I saw was me being overweight .I was also having hard times because of my endless allergies, stomach pains, and my asthma. I have always been a food lover; born sensitive, shy and reserved in my own way, very young I developed the art to eat my feelings/emotions.
Gradually, I was settled into a self-destruction mode, automated by my envy of eating to cover my downs. The problem was not that I did not know how bad it was, but I did not realize the dimension which this carelessness took. I received lots of warnings, but I said to myself that one more burger would not kill me.
My bad nutrition led me to an emergency room. Drilled intestines caused by rotten unprocessed food in my system, acids and infections. I went through 48 hours of agony, contractions like a pregnant woman. I heard the doctors say “but she is too young, these symptoms normally appear when you are fifty”.
When I got out of hospital, I told myself it was just a matter of time. I realized that it wasn’t just about losing weight but more about fat loss. I had to do it right. Set myself some goals and avoid crazy diets. I didn’t want to starve but to make the right choices. For instance, when I wanted an ice cream I would make a healthy ice cream, craving for mc Donald’s got me making my 100% healthy juicy burger. I Believe muscles are made in the kitchen, and my healthy lifestyle is built on 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. I don’t necessarily wait to go to the gym, besides investing in a gym as a beginner isn’t really what I would recommend, you need to be 100% dedicated first, otherwise you will end up paying for a membership for workouts session you won’t attend. I started at home; I would search for Zumba and cardio videos on YouTube and work out for 30 minutes to an hour three times a week.
Today I feel alive and happy even though I haven’t reached my main goal yet (got down to 20% body fat this year). My journey made me want to be an inspiration to others, and today I’m proud to say that I am the owner of CapOnfood; a company that I recently created to share with the world my love for food and mostly healthy food. CapOnfood promotes wellness and provides, daily tips and easy recipes to cook in order to motivate and inspire people in achieving their personal fitness and health goals.
To people struggling with their weight, Think fat loss, NOT weight loss. Eating healthy is a lifestyle, not a short period thing –Do not focus on the scale, check your body transformation, and set small goals weekly. Remember the only competition you have is Yourself.
With Love, Karen Capo-chichi
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