What’s Your Why?


IMAG2035We all have those days where we get discouraged and feel like we have let ourselves down in some way or another.  When I weighed myself yesterday after a week and a half off from tracking everything I ate/drank and working out consistently, I was extremely disappointed to learn I had gained 4.4 pounds.  Though I wasn’t really surprised, it was still a strange moment for me since I had consistently seen the scale go DOWN since late February.  But I decided to just jump right back in where I had left off and not dwell on the past decisions I had made…only to focus on today, tomorrow, and all the days beyond.

Ended up at the thrift shop today and, while I don’t want to buy many things at the size I’m currently at, found the CUTEST dress in a junior’s size ELEVEN!  When I started this journey I barely squeezed into a 16 and things spilled out in every direction.  I am beyond proud of the progress I’ve made and though I have many people (and Beachbody/Shakeology) to thank for keeping me motivated and on track, I know my own decisions and dedication are what got me here.  People are repeatedly asking me, “What’s your secret?” or “How did you do it?”  Hell, even the cashier at the thrift store asked me how!  Changing my lifestyle, that’s how.  And you can do it, too, but you have to be WILLING.  If I don’t give you any other advice or motivation than this, it’s make sure you have a WHY.  If you don’t have a reason to drive you in the decisions you’re making and the direction you’re going, then GET ONE!  Remind yourself of it every day and don’t give up for anyone, including yourself!

My WHY is to be healthy and fit for my family and future child(ren), so they can hopefully grow up in a healthy environment amidst increasing obesity rates in our country.  Once I finish my second Masters (December, woo!), I plan on dedicating some time to getting nutrition and fitness certifications so I can continue this journey and continue to help others.  Each and every day I know this is truly a lifestyle change and not just a diet/exercise fad or phase.  I’m in it for life!!

Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success for Life!

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