|In The Beginning (232-235 pounds)|
For the last year, and even before I got pregnant with my 4th kid, people where telling me that I needed to lose weight. Doctors, family, friends, the reflection in the mirror. But, I tuned them out, ate another candy bar, bought the next size up in clothing and continued living my life.
Do you know that in that picture, I was slowly killing myself? With food?
I never thought that I would be one to lose 5 pounds, let alone the 20 I have shed since I have started this whole journey. 11 of the pounds came of in the last three weeks. I thought my weight problem was just a minor bump in the road.
But what do you do when you are nearly 50% body fat? Or your blood pressure is so high you could be at risk for a stroke?
If you are me, you listen. You listen to those around you that are begging you to be healthy. But, most importantly--you listen to YOU.
No one can help you until you are ready--and willing--to help yourself. But, in order to help yourself, you need to listen.
Stop making excuses. Just DO IT.
Don't tell yourself you can't. Tell yourself you WILL
When that fat girl (or guy) inside of you tells you that you can't do this, you will only fail, tell them WATCH ME.
If I can do this, I firmly believe that anyone can. I used to sit on the couch and stuff my face for hours on end. To tired to play with my kids. To tired to do anything. When the fat girl inside told me I would fail, I never even tried.
Now, I go to the gym 3-4 times (or more) a week. I work out at home nearly everynight. I work with a personal trainer. I go to fitness classes. I am now a Beachbody Coach and hope to take the classes to teach Turbo Fire in Feb.
So, my question to you is--are you listening? Are you listening to YOU? I can't help you, no one can help you until you are ready to help yourself.
Are you ready?