I just wanted to write an update since starting my new lifestyle journey back in March. It has definitely been a roller coaster ride with ups and downs and moments where I felt like nothing was happening. Literally NOTHING.
Two years and a handful of fad diets after having my daughter I found myself at rock bottom. I weighed more than when I was full term pregnant with her. I blamed my stress levels from selling, building and moving twice in one summer. I blamed my screwed up hormones from pregnancy. I blamed my husband for not putting pressure on me to be better with diet and exercise. I was in denial about how much I was eating and how little I was exercising. So I just ate whatever I wanted, slept when my baby slept and binge watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
A year earlier I watched my good friend Melanie release 50 pounds in 3 months and I felt too proud (and even more skeptical) about getting more info now. I didn’t want her to see how much I’d gained, how miserable I was and what I failure I’d become. I had NO excuses. I was a stay at home mom who was busy making baked goods, cleaning, shopping and basically convinced myself that I didn’t have time to take care of myself, hoping someone would do it for me. That was a total lie.
My first breakthrough came after I watched this vine of Lisa Nichols preaching “I am my rescue!” Something hit me and I am forever grateful to Lisa for her venerability, I picked up the phone and called Melanie “Where do I sign up?” I asked.
The rest of the story is currently being written. I’m still following my plan of drinking my 24g of undenatured, non-GMO, gluten free, protein shakes and working out at a boxing gym 5 days a week. There have been weeks where I lost, weeks where I gained, weeks and weeks in a row where NOTHING happened on the scale. Its been hard and I’ve wanted to give up, but I can’t! Mostly because of the motivational video by Shia LaBeouf, ha ha. Its odd but his video is totally where I’m at right now. My goal is to have a six-pack by October 2015. And I WILL have a sixpack by or before then!
Its totally NOT sexy, but consistency is the secret to success. And just like riding a real roller coaster, the only ones who get hurt are the ones who jump off. If you’re willing to hang on and stick with it, you’ll love seeing what happens to your body but also to your self worth and confidence. And you’ll be sitting next to me wanting to ride it again and again. Who wants to change their bad habits into good ones and get on this wild ride with me?
Lisa Nichols and I at her leadership conference in Las Vegas last week. The law of attraction is a crazy thing. Click here to get started on your health goals.