I still remember the moment I realized needed to make a change. I was sitting on my bed after the scale tipped over 200 pounds. How did I let myself get so disconnected with what was happening to my body?
I was unhappy with myself. I lacked confidence and had no real knowledge about the importance of fitness and nutrition. I knew something needed to change, but I had no idea where to start. I always ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted to. I did it mindlessly, and unconsciously. I couldn’t have even told you what I’d had for breakfast that day. I knew if I continued like this, things would only get worse and I would only become more unhealthy. I wanted to feel better and I hated the way I looked.
I started by enrolling in a local boot camp, twice a week to move my body. It was hard but it was the only I knew I needed to get my body doing. To date, it was the hardest thing I had ever done. I was so out of shape, but my desire to change was stronger.
I’ll admit was all about how I looked in the beginning, but as I needed to dig deeper to get through the workouts, I felt myself changing and growing. I slowly learned more about nutrition and proper diet. I tracked what I was eating and got a handle on what eating well meant.
Fast forward 4 years, I was post partum, feeling similar to the way I had when my journey started. This time I knew alot more about nutrition and exercise, but I was feeling in a bit of a rut, a struggle to get my body back and regain control of so many things I had to let go of to grow a human.
Growing a human is pretty miraculous. The ability of the female body blows my mind still to this day. How it adapts and changes to create life, is nothing short of astounding, but I wanted to get healthy again. Health had been so important before and because of what my body just did for me I knew it was important to honor it and show it some love. Thank it for, making me a mom.
January 2017 marked the restart of another health journey, and let me tell you the journey is never done. It is filled with ups and downs, successes and setbacks, but here’s the thing I want you to know.
I knew I deserved it, and you do too!
You deserve to be confident and treat your body with love. You deserve to feel happiness when you look in the mirror. That happiness shouldn’t come from the size you are. That happiness comes from loving yourself and taking care of your body and loving the hell out of yourself. Your life depends on it.
Taking the time to plan meals, buy whole and real foods, preparing those foods and eating those foods. Loving your body so much that you want to move it and make it sweat, stretch, work and feel invigorated. You were meant for all of these things.
What’s your story? Has it started already? Are you waiting for it to start… And if so…
What are you waiting for?
Hugs and Kisses,