In the beginning it was for health. I was obese and health problems due to weight run in my family, specifically heart disease. I read somewhere that only 7% of vegetarians end up with heart disease so I decided to give it a try. One of my friends was a veg too so that made it a little easier :) After going back to the doctor, my health improved by ten fold and I had lost 30lbs the first month! (remember I was obese so weight is easier to lose and it comes off faster then) So I stuck with it for a little while longer and realized I felt so much happier, energetic and just all around better! Now, it didn’t start out as an ethical issue, but the longer I stayed off the meat, the more I researched and the more people I talked to, it did become something dear to my heart as well. However, I do understand that this is my decision and mine alone and I don’t bring it up to my friends and family. I like to help them along if they make the choice themselves, but I’m never pushy about the subject. I don’t like making others feel bad or sounding pretentious about a decision I made. <3
How do you put a gif in a message answer? Every time I try, errythang goes cray.
Losing weight in one specific area via various ways of diet and exercise is called spot reduction, and unfortunately it is a myth. *collective sigh* I know, it sucks and I want to punch the liar in the face that got us all believing in that notion. You can not pick and choose where you lose fat. Your body chooses for you. It takes care of you automatically. If you’re eating healthy and run for 30min 5 days a week, you are in great shape for health. Even though your short, 110lbs is still a healthy weight. The only ting I would advise is to add in strength training into your routine. Yes, this may make the number on your scale creep up a little, but remember that it’s of muscle, not fat. Let me repeat, you will not be gaining fat. More muscle on your body is healthier and it also boosts your metabolism by requiring more calories burned per day. <3
A lot of people aren’t even skeletally structured to have a thigh gap. For example, personally, I would have to be emaciated to have one. You also can’t lose fat from a specific area in your body. That would be called spot reduction and unfortunately it’s a myth. So I can’t advice how to lose fat from your thighs because it’s impossible to lose fat just from your thighs. Everyone’s body is different and reacts differently to food and stresses such as the different modes of exercise. Some will lose fat from their thighs first, some arms, some tummy, and some all over at the same time. A thigh gap isn’t a measure of your health, self-worth or happiness. As for the pain, have you tried Vaseline? There is also a rub they make specifically for chaffing for men and women. I don’t remember the name, but I can guarantee you it’s at Big 5 Sporting Goods if you live in the US. It was sold in the shoe section at both the stores I worked at if anyone is interested. Btw thank you so much! I’m glad I can still motivate people. I know I haven’t been as present as I once was. <3
Awesome! I love when people get back to me about my advice :) So glad it worked for you hun. Haha Don’t worry about it being gross, you just had the courage to ask what I’m sure a lot of people were wondering about! <3