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    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you!! Routines are very hard to get going, but baby-steps really helped me. I think some people try to change too much too quickly and suddenly give up and find it stressful.

      • FitnessforStarters says

        No problem! I actually made my first blog post about that! Everyone makes unrealistic goals and expects to accomplish them and when they don’t they give up. Some are just ashamed to start super easy and work into harder workouts. Thanks for the inspirational post β€” I myself have just kick started my routine which ofc is very hard to keep going.

  1. trendsandrelations says

    I just started a fit plan myself and I totally understand all those ups and downs, but thinking about how strong and toned I’m becoming has helped me so much! Congratulations on your amazing journey!

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you Emily!! I do feel really proud of myself when I look back and see the journey that I have gone through. I am a bit of a perfectionist though, so I have more progress that I want to achieve!

  2. sandraMbelz says

    Thank you for sharing this. I completely relate to your struggles and have lived through similar situations myself. So glad that you have found a healthy path ❀

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you!! I agree, finding confidence within yourself is a really significant thing. It definitely shows on the outside and how a person carries themselves. Thank you for reading. xxx

  3. TheBodybuildingBlog says

    Great progress Laura! I’m sad to hear about your struggles when you were younger, I think that quite a lot of people can learn a thing or two from your story. Nevertheless, I am glad you’ve managed to come so far and achieve such great results!

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you! I suppose what I went through has made me who I am today. It would be amazing if I could help others who have gone through something similar. I appreciate you reading.

  4. baythebeast says

    Amazing progress! I totally went through some of what you did, especially during school and where I’d overeat afterwards, and felt horrible about my image for years. It definitely is a life journey, and a slow progress, but it’s so worth the feeling when you finally reach your goals πŸ™‚

  5. lauzieslifestyle says

    It’s so much easier sometimes to write it on here and not say it out loud. There’s stuff that I put out, I am pretty sure my friends and family wouldn’t know.
    Take the same advice as well. Be who you are and don’t listen to others. πŸ™‚ x

  6. lauzieslifestyle says

    There’s a couple of things on my Health and Well-being category, but I will do a post on monday, detailing exactly what I am eating and what tips I have. You will get there honestly. xx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you so much! A compliment on my writing is the biggest thing to me!
      I use quite basic editing. Only because I am useless! Lol I have mirror app, which I use for contrast, brightening etc. I tend to increase them by quite a bit. I also like using a little highlight. I like the Instagram filters as well. I choose a filter and leave it at about 23 – if that makes sense. I then screen shot the image, crop it and use that, without uploading to Instagram.
      I hope that is clear!!

  7. Ashley Rogers says

    Thank you for being courageous and sharing your story! It’s so inspiring to see others discovering healthy living rather than dieting. I love what you said about there being no point in doing something that’s only sustainable in the short term. Absolutely right! Congratulations on your hard work snd successes!!

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you!! I am really glad I shared it, because so many people go through body issues.
      I am so happy that I stopped dieting. Healthy living is so much easier! Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. x

  8. angelspartaness says

    Thanks for your response πŸ™‚ I know it’s so tough to figure out your own diet and eating plan especially when you see all these fit people and what they eat… Either a lot of food or not enough! I’m sure I’ll find my good balance. Thanks πŸ™‚ And thank you for clearing it up! I apologize for messing up the name. I fixed it though! <3

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      No problem at all. I should really write my name in the bio section. I guess I have always gone as Lauzie across social media. Lol, my nickname is Lauz – well according to my family.
      You will get there. I don’t know much, I kind of just go by whether I feel full. It’s weird isn’t it – some fitness people eat so much and others barely anything. xx

  9. travellinggirl21blog says

    Wow that must be so difficult for you to talk about and I’m so sorry to hear about your health problems, but thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚ whatever youre doing keep doing it, you look amazing and are a complete inspiration! Xx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you Rose!! It wasn’t actually to difficult to talk about. When I joined social media, I realised how many people go through these things. And I think it’s good to share.
      It’s honestly the biggest compliment to me, I am so humbled that you said I am an inspiration. That’s definitely going to motivate me to keep going. Thank you!! Xx

      • travellinggirl21blog says

        I’m with you on that one. Everyone can support each other and whatever they’re going through on here. It’s nice that blogging can form little communities in a way πŸ™‚ Of course you are! I wish I could be even slightly as inspirational as you lol xx

        • lauzieslifestyle says

          You are inspirational! I don’t think people are really aware of their qualities and how they affect others.
          It’s bloggers on here that hugely influence me. I don’t think I would be who I am, if I didn’t have people telling me that who I am is ok.
          Even reading your story the other day, I found that amazing, that you had that experience, and yet you found the courage to write about it and share your feelings. xx

  10. phashionbug says

    Wow you are such an inspiration! I have gone through a lot of weight changes lately, and it feels aweful to see that I am not fitting into my original size clothes anymore. But after reading your post , I feel inspired to not give up just yet. Hopefully there will be a time when I start enjoying wearing dresses again because currently I wear clothes to cover myself, and there is no fun in it really. Thanks for sharing your journey. I love your approach towards fitness.
    xx
    Saabri

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you Saabri! Honestly, you cannot give up. Even if it takes a month or two, to even begin to make changes. When you think about it in the grand scheme of things, it’s one tiny moment in your life that your body has changed. You will figure it out! All I can say is to be honest with yourself, write out exactly what you eat and then look for small adjustments that can keep growing. Fingers crossed, if there’s any diet posts or anything you want me to do, let me know.
      xx

  11. lifeofangela says

    Thank you for sharing this Laura! You’ve done so well!! I am so impressed that you stuck with this for a whole year and developing so many good habits, on top of working out! You look amazing and I hope you’re incredibly proud because you should be πŸ˜€

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you so much Angela. It took a year because I kept going back and forth. There were so many healthy foods and meals that I tried, that I realised I didn’t like.
      I do feel proud of myself but I guess I still have some self doubt. It felt good doing before and afters. Hopefully healthy living remains permanent.

  12. about healthy lifestyle says

    Congratulations sweetie! You are an example! I really admire the way you live. Keep going, beautiful! A few years ago I was diagnosed with a health problem that brought others. I gained 10kg and had cholesterol near 300. I researched, read, informed myself and managed to lose more than 10kg. No doubt that was a victory for me. Always opting for healthier ways is undoubtedly the best! Xx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you so much beautiful. You too are an example, or inspiration actually.
      It’s great you managed to lose the weight and figure it out. You should feel really proud. Xx

  13. angelspartaness says

    Thanks for sharing your journey. It’s really sad that you had to go through all those pains as a child, so many of us do. I can really relate to pretty much every aspect of this story. I was always aware of my appearance but I didn’t really care about my weight until I graduated high school and started packing on pounds.

    I lost a huge amount of weight in a very short time when I was like 19 (3 years ago or so) because of stress, trauma in life, and not being able to afford food, plus I had a free gym membership from my physical therapist (I have back problems, too–functional scoliosis and pelvic & sacroiliac instability) so literally all I had to do all day was work out. It probably wasn’t the healthiest way to get in shape but it sure was effective, and I felt fine! I had tons of energy even though I wasn’t eating and I was working out 5 days a week for 3-4 hours at a time.

    Then I got a good job and a relationship and I gained more weight than I ever had before. That’s where I’m at now. Really trying to make my lifestyle and “diet” just permanent healthy ones. It’s hard, and the progress is slow, but I feel better even if the weight is slow to drop off.

    I’m similar to you in that I made healthy substitutions and started trying to incorporate less animal products and more plants and stuff, although I’m not fully vegan or vegetarian either. Now some of the “weird” or “icky” super foods or healthy foods are actually some of my favorites! I’m glad I was able to ditch junk food, although I do still have huge problems with fast food and portion sizes. I only eat fast food a few times a month now but I’m so lost when it comes to portions… If I measure it out properly, I’m always so hungry! If I could get past that, I’m sure I’d lose a ton of weight. Hopefully I can get better with portions.

    Anyways, thanks again for sharing! It always feels good to know that you’re not alone in your struggles! I wish you the best <3

    -Helene, xo
    https://angelspartaness.com/

    p.s. Whoa, sorry that was so long! Lol this topic just really resonates with me.

  14. Jesstmxo says

    Wow you have done amazing! I’m currently going to the gym everyday and this week I’m so tired but it’s all worth it when trying on clothes and feeling great!!! You should check out my latest blog xxxxx

  15. Siyana says

    Yes yes I can totally relate! My upper body is nice and delicate and my hips are so huge! It was intimidating when I was a child, seeing everyone skinny, but now it definitely looks better when I’m a bit grown up. Starving was never my thing, but oh the comparing with others definitely was!

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I think I have finally accepted that my lower half will always be bigger. Comparing is the worst right – I feel like it only makes you more insecure.
      You have a great body and thank you for taking the time to read!x

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