I have debated long and hard if I am going to write a post about this. I am worried about what people might think. And this post is a little bit off topic than my usual posts. But then, why not….am I not supposed to write about anything and everything that is inspiring – uplifting – honest reflections right?
You see, for the past several years, I have been struggling to lose weight? I know, you might say losing weight is not that hard if you have the determination to do it..right? The problem is, my determination doesn’t lasts. I am the type of person who gets affected by any issues that concerns my family. In short, when I get stressed, I look for food for comfort. Not fun! Believe me, I have tried everything from wraps to what ever else I think is worth trying. I lose some then gained it back.
I avoided the camera! Have you ever been in this situation before? I hate the way I look in pictures. Seeing how I look depresses me. Finding clothes that will fit well and look good is a struggle. I know, it might be overreacting to some, but this is just how I feel. I want to see the old me…..smiling, confident and one that can look good in even the simplest outfit. Can you relate?
My biggest why? I want to be healthy for my daughter. I want to see her graduate, get her first job, buy her first house, get married and have kids. I want to do my part, so I can be around her for as long as God will allow me. I want to be a good example to her. I want her to know that for us to look well and healthy, we need to do our part in taking care of our body. I want her to know that just wanting change won’t change anything, we have to work for it.
You see, I’ve done my fair share of denials and I cant’s. You know, I am too busy….I can’t afford it….etc. etc. But then I also keep wishing and complaining about it – complaining and not doing something about it didn’t accomplish me anything.
You can say that admitting first then being open to change and accepting that I needed help started everything. I searched and look for answers. I wanted something that will give me the push, one that will keep me motivated yet not depriving my body of nutrients that it needs. Have you ever heard of Shakeology? From what I read, you only replace one meal a day….that’s easy! I told myself I can do this. I ordered it with a workout program (Hip Hop Abs which I love!). I know that I wanted to keep my Shakeology for as long as I can, so I signed up as a Beachbody Coach for discount. You know if you are really wanting that change, you have to find ways right? Because nobody will do it for me. Guess what? I fell in love! It is not only delicious but nutritious and have helped me in more ways than one. I have more energy, more alert, I sleep better, no more cravings, it help me stay regular and yes help me lose weight! I have lost twelve and a half (12.5) pounds in eight weeks! It may not be much to some but boy, that gave me the extra push to do more and decided to focus on being a Coach as well. Right now, I am just waiting on my next workout program, 21 Day Fix and I am so excited! I can’t wait to lose 10-15 more lbs. in 21 days!
If you are asking yourself, what is my point in writing this post? My friends, if you are at a point in your life where you are avoiding cameras (which in turn deprive your family of some treasured memories that they can look back later on) or if you are at a point where you wish you can have that confidence again and want to see that confident smile and feel and look good without trying to HIDE anything. Perhaps, you are at a point in your life where you want to do something about your health issues (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc.) that is worsened by your weight or maybe you want to do something to prevent it. Maybe it is about time you go for that change?!? YOU have to WANT that CHANGE! Nobody can help you but you! No, I am not forcing you to buy from me or join my team. I am sure if you are ready, you will find ways like I did. But if you do find it in your heart that you want to try Shakeology or if you want to join me as a Coach and help others do the same, then by all means feel free to Contact Me. Did I mention that you will never find all the support and accountability anywhere else. I am not doing this just for the money (Yes, it would be nice!) but because I know how it feels…and it is not easy. You know what….it is not too late either!
All good things,