Weeks 05//07: 21 and Glitter

29 Jan 17 – 4 Feb 17//12 Feb 17 – 18 Feb 17

A little over two months ago, my friends and I thought how fun it would be to do a photo shoot for my Birthday. The idea was to dress up in those cute animal onesies we saw on Instagram, and to blow glitter into the camera for that ~sparkle~ factor (hence, the name “21 and Glitter”). As the day of the photo shoot came closer and as my self-confidence grew, I brought up the idea of having some photos taken of me in my underwear… like just my underwear.

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Week 04: Yoga Lord

22 Jan – 28 Jan 17

With my recent weight loss, I am often asked what I’ve been doing. Everyone is almost always surprised when I say yoga. I don’t blame them. Before I went to my first class in 2015, I thought it would be so easy. What would be so hard about what looked like an hour of stretching? Because of that silly assumption, I would never forget the pain of sitting on my hips in child’s pose for the first time, and that was supposed to be one of the more relaxing poses.

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Week 03: Weight, What?

15 Jan – 21 Jan 17

You can tell from last week’s post that I have body issues. As an overweight person, it’s already a given that I have a fear of weighing scales. I was traumatized as a kid. In the 3rd grade, the doctor who performed our medical exams posted a chart of the weights of everyone in our class. Because it was posted on our classroom door, everyone (read: my classmates, their nosy parents, and our judgmental teachers) saw that I was indisputably the heaviest in my grade, by at least 5 kilos if I remember correctly. Of course, people took that as a cue to inform me of what I already knew.

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Week 02: Run for Your Life

8 Jan – 14 Jan 17

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not athletic. My body is not built for me to be athletic. I have always been a the fat kid, and being bullied for it throughout my whole life certainly discouraged me from doing something about it. A tragic fact about the people in my sphere: they laugh at me for trying to change. It’s gone as far as being told that I’ve gone way beyond the point of having a “normal”-sized body. So why did I sign myself up for a 5K?

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Week 01: Social Media Cleanse

1 Jan – 7 Jan 17

Because it’s the first for the project, I wanted to start off relatively easy (read: not much effort nor money needed). I would be giving up social media for a whole week. This is scary for me because I’m 20 years old and have FOMO (fear of missing out). Most days, about 90% of my time spent on my computer and on my phone is used to update my social media accounts and to refresh on my friends’ feeds, so going for a whole week without the things that keep my time occupied puts me at risk of dying… of boredom.

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