Monday, May 11, 2015

Jump Starting

We've all been there. We dive head first into our weight loss. The timeline looks something like this.

Day 1- Bound out of bed put on brand new gym clothes (because you can't workout unless you have new clothes). Lunch is packed with clean wholesome food. Cutting out that soda cold turkey.

Day 2- Don't quite jump out of bed because you are so sore. Lunch is packed because you took advice from others and meal prepped. Still not wanting that Diet Coke because you have goals!

Day 3- Today is much like yesterday. Still sore but pushed through. Today though, it seems like everyone was having a diet coke.

Day 4- No bounding out of bed. You are sore, tired and you convince yourself it is your "rest day". Today everyone is drinking Diet Coke while eating burgers and fries. Yummmm burgers and fries.

Day 5- You step on the scale. You think to yourself, I feel good. I feel lighter. The scale says +2. Seriously I gained weight?!?! How does that even happen? So today you partake in the burgers and fries. Because well you just can't lose weight.

Day 6- My body can't lose weight. I don't care. Eat all the foods!!!!

Day 7- Ugh I really need to get my eating under control. I need to go to the gym.

Does this cycle sound familiar?

I know this is how my life was.

I would do great but as soon as I didn't see results I would quit. Then I found a plan that would allow me to jump start my weight loss. I could eat real nutrient dense foods. I wasn't starving myself. I never felt deprived. I was feeding my body and taking supplements for what I was missing.

My cravings went away. I felt better. I slept better. My workouts improved and my strength woh I was increasing my weights it seemed like every week.

I also found success. I was losing weight. I was losing inches. My clothes were fitting better.

This is what I had been looking for. It wasn't a magic pill. I still had to put the work in. But I was seeing results. That one thing we all crave when we start our weight loss journey.

I want you to see results too. I want you to feel success. I want you to end this cycle.

Which one will it be? I'm here ready to help.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Why I Do This

This post may be more for me than any one else.

I need to remind myself why I am on this journey. Why I deliberately take time away from my daughter each day to work out. Why I skip the dessert at the party. Why I pass up the rolls at Texas Roadhouse (um which is so incredibly hard to do). Why I keep the pants that are too small in my closet.

I do this because I want to be there for this little girl.

I want to show her that when you put your mind to something you can achieve it. 
That no matter how long it takes to reach your goal if you keep working at it you can get there.

I want to show her what not giving up looks like.

Giving up is so easy. Not going to the gym is easy. Eating whatever you want is easy. I want to show her that what comes easy isn't always what is best. I want to show her how to fight for what she wants. 

More than anything though, I want her to be proud of me.

I want to be proud of me.

Monday, March 30, 2015

First 5K

I'm a little late in posting this (only a week but whose counting).

I tend to give into peer pressure when the pressure is for something good. Like signing up for 2 5K's and getting a pair of shoes. I mean why wouldn't you give into your friends when they tell you that you should do this with them.

While I was wogging looking for that first mile I was thinking to myself, why oh why did I let them talk me into this. I'm not a runner. I despise running and basically any cardio. I must have bad friends.


These "bad friends" are actually some of the best friends. They knew I could do it before I thought I could do it.

These friends were waiting for me and ran the last bit with me again cheering me on.

These friends pushed me to do something I had never done and probably would never do had they not pressured me into it.

The course which was hilly. I mean really hilly. I might also add that it was incredibly cold

I'm so glad they convinced me to do this
We got medals and shirts. Made it that much better

So while I wanted to quit multiple times I kept going. I would run for a certain distance and then walk. I would try and catch up to people a head of me and once I passed them I wouldn't let me pass me again.

Something that I thought was just plain awesome was how encouraging everyone is. At this race you could run a 5k, 10k or 15k. People running the 10 and 15 would run by and just say encouraging words. Good job, keep it up, you are doing great. Seriously amazing.

So now that I have a benchmark I hope to do better.

I will do better.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's Been Awhile

It's been awhile.

I apologize.

If you want to read about why I've been absent you can read about it here. I'm not afraid to share my story I just simply don't feel like rehashing it over here.

Anyways, I've given myself enough time.

I have to get back on the the wagon. I was doing so good until it happened.

I can do it and I know I will do it.

Tomorrow starts a new day. All it takes is one foot in front of the other. Here we go.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Motivational Monday: Seeing Progress

Kelsey @ Random Randts

Doing a new link-up for Monday, Motivational Monday from Kelsey at Random Randts. She is blogger I stumbled upon through Assignment Amanda.


Starting on January 5th I started tracking what went in my mouth, cleaning up what went in my mouth and busting my butt at the gym.  I mean like I have been doing a few 2x a days which is something I haven't done in almost a year. As weird as it sounds, it feels so good! I have been on point with my eating and it just keeps fueling my fire. My sugary chocolatey cravings have gone to the wayside. 

I am also participating in a contest at my gym and the grand prize is $450! So another big motivator. Progress has been good and I cannot wait to see how the leader board changes after this week. I dropped 9 inches and 2.6lbs.

These types of weeks continue 

So motivated to keep going and see what this week brings!