Hello everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. I thought about it, and I should do a short update on my story.
What’s the story exactly about? Well, to begin with, it’s an exaggerating version of my struggles with weight. When I was in high school, I suddenly gained a lot of weight (A LOT). This was difficult for me because up until 14, I could eat anything I wanted. I was also a very skinny kid. My parents even made fun of my twiggy legs.
After I graduated high school and started community college, I reached my goal weight. I felt awesome. Many years later, I fluctuate. Although it’s not a burden in my mind as to when I was younger, at times, it still drains me a bit. And I do get frustrated. I still keep up with my workouts. I try to stay active as much as possible because regardless of your weight, exercising is an essential part of one’s life.
My story is about the mental frustration of fighting obesity—the struggle of the ideal body and not being able to attain it. It’s about the stress of going through different diets, exercise routines, and new trends to lose weight.
At some point, you realize, it’s all in the mind. We have to overcome the crippling characteristics: the cravings, “eh, just today” cheat days, junk food, and over eating “because it’s just so delicious.” I love food! But we need to learn to love ourselves too. Even though I am not considered a robust person anymore, I still have to be careful. It’s an endless battle.
But I’ve learned something, do a lot of research on what role models to follow because it can help you on the motivation level. Just because people are skinny, it doesn’t mean they are healthy or in shape if that’s your goal. So follow the right professional people. There a lot Instagram. Just try not be feel discouraged when you see their “amazing bods.” Think of it like this, they’ve worked and earned it. You can too. We can too.
Back to my story, I’m starting chapter 15 soon, and I believe I have about 30,000 words or more. It’s an urban fantasy. It takes place in our current world, and in an alternate universe where my character fights against her demons.
What are you writing? Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for your support. Please, always feel free to leave your comments. I appreciate them a lot.