The day I decided to change my life v. last night.
I lost 65 lbs (at 4’10”) through healthy eating and hard, dedicated cardio & strength training. I went from barely being able to walk up a flight of stairs to running three 5k’s (my fourth is tomorrow, and my first Color Run), 3 Spartan Races, and a Tough Mudder.
I am on a new journey to build lean muscle mass and have cut my cardio way down (3x/week) and train with compound lifts 3 days a week. I rest 2 days a week. I follow the IIFYM lifestyle, eating “clean” 80% of the week with 2 “cheat” meals. I track my macros daily but take Sundays off mentally by balancing but not strictly tracking.
While your goals may change, the journey never does. You will have bad days and good days. You will hit plateaus. You will learn new things and get stronger. You will fall 7 times, but you will get back up 8.