I don’t do gym either. I think it’s a big scam to say you HAVE to go to the gym. Yes, exercise is important, but taking a walk or climbing stairs at work instead of elevator does it too. Especially if you’re not overweight and just happen to have a few extra pounds, honestly I don’t see the need to pay hundreds of dollars to join a gym. I wouldn’t be motivated either.
I’ve always been very thin, but in my early 20s I gained about 25 pounds, and I thought there were multiple factors to this. First, food. I used to ”eat” my stress when I was doing my bachelor’s degree. I was always eating, and not always the best food. I learned to cook, and I started to manage my portions better. I’ve been raised with ”finish your plate”. I realized I was forcing myself to eat much more than I was hungry for. Eating less, being more alert about my body sending satiety messages to me helped a lot.
I also cut on everything that had a lot of sugar in it. I don’t drink soft drinks or energy drinks anymore. If I want to have the ”bubbly” feeling, I buy Perrier water with a slice of lemon. It satisfies my taste of ”sparkling drink”. Same with chocolat. I buy dark chocolate and only let 1 square melt on my tongue whenever I feel like eating a sweet. It satisfies my desire for chocolate.
Only doing this, I lost 12 pounds in 3 weeks. A lot of which was actually bloating. I had to buy new pants after 1.5 week. Then another size smaller at the end of the month.
I lost the rest of it by removing myself from Depoprovera which caused bloating and weight gain.
In a few months, I lost 20 pounds and I am currently at the weight I was at age 19 ! I’ve gone from a (tight) size 7 to 0-2.
And nope, I’ve never hit the gym. I just happened to eat accordingly to my sedentary needs (I def. do not need to eat as much since I spend most of my time in front of a desk for academics and job), to eat better food, to avoir processed food, sugars and overloads of caffeine, and hormonal contraception. I’m a huge believer in ”finding your healthy lifestyle”, and it doesn’t have to include going to a place you have no motivation for. I’d like to love sports, I’d like to love the gym. I don’t. I hate it. I’ve always hated physical educations as a kid. I’ve always hated sports as a kid. I accept myself and my tastes, and I found other ways to keep healthy and maintain my weight, that does not include forcing myself into activities I hate.