Health Update: One Year Later

It’s been almost one year since I started weight training and I wanted to take the time out to write a post about the changes I’ve seen this year. It’s been a long road and I’m pretty happy with my progress.

As I’ve said previously, I was never really concerned about my weight. I was extremely thin for a very long time. During my time at Kent, I gained a lot of weight and it occurred to me that I should do something about it. After graduation I figured I had enough time on my hands to get back into shape and I’d say that I’ve done fairly well.

In the beginning, I was going to the gym around 3 times a week. As the months went on I got more and more busy so it became less and less regular. I think due to the fact that my metabolism has picked up again, it hasn’t really affected me too much. I’m now trying to get back into the swing of things.

I do have a favorite exercise now. I’m a huge fan of squats. Being able to squat more than your own body weight is kind of cool. My bench pressing skills aren’t as impressive though. When I first started all of this I was barely able to lift a 15 lb dumbbells for curls, but now I’m about 25lbs for each arm.

I probably wouldn’t be the best role model for someone really trying to lose weight. I really don’t have much of a schedule and although I don’t eat junk food and rarely eat fast food, I’m not the healthiest of eaters. But this was my journey and I enjoyed it.

Clothing-wise, I went from wearing size 16 pants to size 6 and from a size 12 dress to a size 6. I can also fit Small shirts now. Well, I guess it’s time for the photos. The first one is the one I’m most embarrassed about, but I really needed to post it for comparison.


April 2012 (~ around 190lbs)

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January 2013 (155lbs)


January 2014 (130lbs)



January 2013 (155lbs)


January 2014 (130lbs)


Below, I’ll post the links to other posts that show the journey over the last year.


The Beginning

Month One

Month Three

Month Seven

Well, that’s all. Thanks for reading.


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