My current journey to better health, weight loss, fitness, and overall becoming a better version of me!
Not only did I lose 11 pounds and 18 inches overall and change on the outside, I have changed so much on the inside too.
A journey has all kinds of discoveries… And I have discovered so much about myself;
I’ve learned that I am stronger than I thought. I am capable of things I never thought possible. I can make a goal for myself and stick to it, to not give up like I always have before.
I have learned that I can overcome my insecurities and change beliefs about myself that were never true to begin with, like ‘I’m always the big girl’, ‘I will never lose weight’ ‘I will never be good enough’ ’Who am I to think I can do ____’ ~ these were all limiting beliefs that held me back and caused me to unconsciously self-sabotage every time I tried. And what someone else says or thinks about me does not have to become my belief.
I’ve learned that self-care is not selfish, it’s a necessity. To be all that we are capable of being we need to care for ourselves too. To give all that we are capable of giving to the ones we love, we have to give to ourselves. I’ve learned that my life matters!
I’ve learned that to be happy we have to choose happy and to make progress toward something we want it life.
I learned why I was never able to stick to it before, why I always went back to my old habits & patterns, that there were things holding me back from living life fully ~ my own limiting beliefs.
That stepping out of my comfort zone is so damn scary, but worth it.
I’ve learned that anything is possible if we just believe in our goals, ourselves, and a power bigger than us (to me its God, it could be different for you)
And with that said, I’ve learned that I don’t have to do it alone. “All things are possible to those who believe” I’ve learned that the all things possible part, means anything. I believe that Life is meant to be beautiful. We were meant to thrive not just survive.
I believe that God did not give us life for it to be so damn hard or miserable. It’s up to us, we have a choice how WE are going to live this life.
And that God created us for a purpose…
We don’t have to be afraid to be real, to be ourselves. We were created to be unique, to be different with our own unique gifts, talents, & abilities. We all have voice and a story to tell. And maybe that voice that story can help someone else.
I’ve also learned that people, things, and opportunities come into our lives when we need them, when we ask for them. So when I said I couldn’t do it alone, I found support & accountability groups to help me learn about proper nutrition, to have someone their when I felt like giving up, a group of like-minded people striving for the same thing. We all need connections in our lives.
I’ve learned that we have this amazing power ~ one thing we can control, our thoughts. Everything begins with what & how we think. Everything we want in life begins with our thoughts. Think about it. You think a thought and its either an empowering or disempowering thought. So, if its empowering it creates a desire for something or moves us to action toward something and we keep going to make it happen. If its disempowering (negative) we do nothing, we stay where we are because we don’t think we are capable or deserve better, so there is no desire for anything cultivated and we take no action toward anything, we stay where we are…
I’ve learned that no one else is any better than me, they just work harder.
No one else has more time in a day, they just plan better, make something they want a priority and make it happen. They are intentional about planning there days to reach the goals they want to achieve.
I’ve learned that Success in anything begins with an idea, a desire, a decision, a commitment.
WE are in control of our OWN lives. WE are the captain of our own ship and without a plan we will just float around in life lost getting nowhere, never reaching where we really want to be.
WE are the authors of our OWN story and until we pick up the pen and begin writing the new chapters of our story, the story will stay the same.
I’m here to share my struggles & what is working for me to help me reach my goals. Maybe it will help someone else where I once was. It’s not easy for me to show you all of these pictures, to be vulnerable. Its hard to put myself out there all of myself.. This is real, the struggle is real. I’ve struggled with my weight all of my life. I’m sick of the yo-yo diets, I’m sick of the number on the scale controlling my life, I’m sick of being uncomfortable in my own skin, I am tired of letting how I look hold me back in life, I am sick of my insecurities because of it all.. I am so over it, and so my journey continues!!
Read about my current journey here and see all before & after pictures: