What is keeping you from starting your health journey?

Happy Monday everyone, I hope, you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I know that my family and I did, minus the flu but now that I’m finally better and feeling back to normal. Yesterday, I even went to the gym. Which was having a Easter egg hunt, I won a free shake and worked hard at the gym.

Well let’s get started, grab your drinks and let’s roll.

Today, I will be asking one question, a question that you probably heard 1000 times and that question is, what is keeping you from starting your health journey?

I can’t answer that question for you, only you can.

But I can tell you my answer. For the longest time, I never eat well, loved my Pepsi like it was going out of style, and loved sweets. Plus excercises, fuck no. If you saw me running it’s because I was running to save myself or towards food.

So it was no wonder that I got to be 210 pounds. Yes, you heard me, I was 210 pounds. When I told people that, they were shocked because I never looked like it. I carried my weight perfectly and knew what looked good on me to hide my weight but since starting this journey, I’m proud of where I came from and don’t mind sharing my weight before or even now. It took me 10 years, 10 years to start my health journey. What stopped me starting early? Well, I had tons of excuses.

  • I have no time
  • People will make fun of me at the gym
  • I never eat health before so why start now
  • I’m a mom, 100% don’t have time
  • I work full time, no time for the gym
  • Life is always in my way
  • Money issues
  • I will workout at home (hint, try but gave up)
  • I will try next Monday
  • I need gym clothes
  • I feel tired

I had every excuse in the book why I didn’t want to get health.

You are probably asking why did I finally decide to get health.

Well in December 2018, I knew something had to change, my clothes were not fitting like they used to. I was tired all the time, and couldn’t be bothered to do anything and with a toddler that was impossible. I also realize my toddler was following my example of bad eating, she constantly wanted pop and junk food.

That became my reason to change. I wanted to become a better role model for her and my future kids. I wanted to show them a strong mom, who loves to exercise, who in good shape, who is active, who eats health and loves water.

Before I could go on this journey, I had to first look deep inside of me and asked the tough questions to find out what was stopping me for achieving my dreams.

When I looked deep inside, passes the answers and excuses of why it couldn’t be done, I finally found the real reason and it was me that was truly stopping me for achieving my dream. It wasn’t the excuses, it was me making up the excuses of why it couldn’t be done.

Once I found out it was me, I began to work on myself from the inside out. I started to meditate and work on personal development at 5am in the morning. It’s now a part of my self care and I don’t miss a day. I joy this time to myself and working on myself is amazing.

Once I finally felt relieved, I could finally start to work on the outside. I was introduced to ketones by my cousin and Omg, did it ever flipped a switch in my brain. This one little drink can do so much for someone health. I love the energy it gives me, the mental clarity, stopped my cravings (haven’t touched pop since December), and just makes me feel so good about myself.

The second thing I did, changed my eating habits. I learned more about nutrition, still learning more about it but it’s working progress. I started to joy cooking, plus it helps when the food is delicious. Right now I’m doing the 40/40/20. Which means 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fats. So far it’s working great and it’s something I can do for the rest of my life.

The third thing I did. I joined the gym, the first time I went, oh god, I was so nervous, scared and oh god what does this machine do. But now, I’m not nervous, I go in with a excercises plan for that day, and know what the machinery do and don’t even notice anyone else in the room, just me, my music and my body working out. Plus after a great workout, I feel so accomplished.

Plus big shoot out to the greatest trainer ever Christy Mcneese for planning my workout every Sunday and helping me with my nutrition.

Since starting this journey, I’m now down to 165 pounds, I have more energy, I’m down 3 pants sizes, I now in medium sized tops, I feel absolutely amazing about myself everyday, I feel confident in my body, and I am 100% happier now than I was before.

Don’t mind the dirty mirror, I have two cats and a toddler and no matter how many times I clean the damn mirror more dirt gets on it lol.

Well that my answer to the question what is keeping you from starting your health journey?

So what is your answer for keeping you from starting?

That is all for today folk, I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and it’s never to late to start a new habit.

With love,

Chelsey

Reboot

Hello everyone, welcome back and no it’s not Monday yet. I’m home sick, the last 2 days were horrible. I got the flu. Started Thursday, I was cold all day, even at the gym plus took all my energy to even wake up at 5am to get ready to go to the gym. After work was when it started, oh man the 13 hours of hell in my bathroom was the worse. At the end of the 13 hours, my bathroom looked more like a horror movie happened and someone died. But, now I’m back on the mend and starting to feel better and once again my bathroom is back to clean and normal.

Enough talking about my sickness, let’s get this blog started. Grab your drink and let’s roll.

Today, I’m will be talking about my reboot. I did explain a little bit about the reboot on my last blog post, but this one I will dive in deeper. The keto reboot is a 60 hour fasting that will help reset your metabolism by reprogramming your genes to run on fat for fuel.

The kit includes 3 keto/kalm, 4 better/broth, 4 keto/os, and 10 Signal/os capsules.

The reboot can start anytime but mostly on Sunday. I started mine on April 14, 2019. On Sunday, you eat normal, go to the gym and an hour before you go to sleep you take the keto/kalm. For me, it was the Kalm chai. Not going to sugar coat it, I did not like this tea. I took it like a champ and drink it while watching Game of Thrones.

Monday, April 15, 2019, was the real fasting, got up drink two glasses of water, then my keto raspberry lemonade, 2 signal capsules and hit the gym for an hour workout. For lunch was the better/broth salted caramel, I can only drink this cold, I do 1 cup of ice, 2 cups of water and the broth and mixed it in the blender. Around 3pm, you take another raspberry lemonade decaffeinated, around this time I started to feel hungry but after taking the drink and more water, I was good to go. Supper was better broth Thyme, I made it like a soup and oh my it’s like Turkey dinner in my mouth. So delicious. Then you take 2 more capsule. To end the day, with kalm honey cinnamon, which at first I thought I would love it but nope, it was gross. Maybe, I’m not a tea lover. Oh well, I will stick with my coffee.

Nope, you are not imagining it, same picture as my last blog post but if you think about this is my Monday workout picture. It’s why I reused picture.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This is when it’s gets hard and you learn a lot about your body. I did the same has Monday how to take the kit but I was starting to get hungry, so I up my water intake and found that I actually wasn’t hungry, I was actually thirsty. I did add mito/plex which is electrolytes to my drinks due to my body was shaking which means I definitely was low on some electrolytes. Thank God Pruvit came out with their own electrolytes. I even found that the smell of food was making me hungry but I stop and drink some water and stayed on course and end the day with kalm chai.

Wednesday, April, 17, 2016. When I woke up to go to the gym, I wasn’t hungry and I felt accomplished and amazing. I couldn’t wait to carry that to the gym, which was incredible workout and to go to work. I carried that accomplishment all day.

Since the reboot, I learned when I’m actually hungry and when it’s my body telling me it’s thirsty and when I’m actually full. When I eat now, I now pay attention to my body telling me, hey Chelsey, stop we are full now and I actually listen to it. Before I didn’t know when I was full and just kept eating but now I do and actually don’t feel bad having leftover food.

On Wednesday, I try on a top that before wouldn’t even button on me but guess what, it does now and it’s overflowing on me. Plus no buttons trying to be set free. Before the arms were so tight that I thought I was going to ripped it. Now the arms are so loose and feel amazing. I’m in love with my journey to better and can’t wait to see my next milestone.

I was only able to joy food on Wednesday and halfway to Thursday till it was ripped away from me but today, I was able to keep food down, so hopefully that mean this flu is gone and I can go to the gym tomorrow. Oh god, 2 days without going and I been itching to go back lol. I may be addicted.

Well, that it’s for now.

Happy Easter

Love,

Chelsey

Hello, I’m Back

Hello Everyone,

Grab your coffee, or Ketones and let’s talk.

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It’s been 490 days, or 1 year and 4 months since my last blog and god how I miss it. I have been dying to write so many blogs but being a working mother with a very active 2-year-old and working full time, I just couldn’t find the time but the last couple of months I finally able to learn time management and get my life back.

So a lot can happen in 490 days, and this is what I’m going to talk about in this post. So the first thing I will be talking about is why I stop blogging, well that simple, my skin broke out in pimples which I been trying to deal with since. They have now been calm down and getting better. Still, have them here and there. I literally try everything, changed my routine, change my cleansers, moisturizer, etc. I even stop wearing makeup (hint why I kinda stop Blogging). I still only wear makeup once a week or when I buy something new, but for now, I’m still trying to heal my skin and hopefully will be back to wearing makeup full time and be able to talk about makeup. I wish I took a before picture of when my skin was bad, but here my skin now.

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The second thing that on my mind is,  time. Time in the day has a working mother and wife is fucking tough, There seems to be not enough time in the day to get everything done. Housework, super, taking care of everyone, getting everyone ready and out the door and at night getting everyone ready and off to bed where instead of sleeping your mind is racing about what you have to do the next day. It’s never-ending. I was falling behind, big time. My house before going back to work was cleaned and organized and food on the table. Going back to work, the house got ignored; laundry piled up, dishes piled up and everything in between. We started eating out every day due to I was just too tired to cook after working all day. I basically was in a runt and I just couldn’t get out of it. I just felt that time was draining on me and that it was going by way to fast in the day.

Since I was in a runt, it was starting to affect my relationship, more specifically my husband and daughter. My husband and I were constantly fighting every day whether it was a new fight or the same one we were fighting about. Which was putting a major strain on our relationship and was starting to affect our daughter, who was can sense the tension between her parents and was constantly saying mommy and daddy and wanted us together and do stuff with her all the time.

I was angry all the time, tired all the time no matter how many hours I got to sleep, was gaining weight like crazy, and just felt like I was failing at everything and just didn’t want to do anything about it. I knew in December that I had to make a change, in myself and my way of thinking. I had to make a change to get myself out of this whole I dug myself in and to repair my relationship and become the mother and wife I was dreaming about. I knew it was me that had to make this and to get myself back, no one else was going to do it for me.

So in December, I messaged my Cousin who was improving her life for better, she was losing weight, had more energy, more focus and was feeling better on the inside and I knew I need to get my hands on this to start helping me feel better.

After 3 days of drinking ketones, it was like a light switch inside of me flipped and omg did that light switch ever flipped. I felt alive, that I haven’t felt in a very long time. it felt like time was stopping and I was starting to get stuff done. The 4th day, laundry was done and put away, the house was cleaned and staying cleaned, I was starting to cook again and loving it. I started sleeping better and waking up at 5am ready to roll and get my day started. It was a month later, I noticed I lost 20 pounds and was feeling amazing on the inside and out.

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My relationships improved 100%, I was falling back in love with my husband, we were communicating again and stopping and actually taking a breath and realizing that we can make this work. We are now stronger than ever and know that if we could get through that we can get through everything that brings us.  Our daughter was happy again and wasn’t stressing and now helps me stretch in the mornings or we have dance parties in the morning and at night, we also play tags or go for a walk. She now has an active mother who loves to chase her or get on all fours and let her climb up and ride all over the house.

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My thinking was starting to change, I was becoming more positive and starting to become more grateful in my life. Once your positive and gratefully in your life, it’s like the universe starts to bring you signs or what you want in life. Of course, I started to chase those dreams and actually leading to where I want in my life.

I now lost 40 pounds and down in size 10 pants and a medium top. I feel happy, have more energy, more focus (mom fog has been lifted), my skin is starting to improve,  my craving been curved (I haven’t touch pop since December), I was sleeping better and felt recharged and fresh, and of course, my mood improved 100%.

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2 weeks ago I started to go to the gym, which increased my energy more, and improved my mood and of course makes me help lose weight. But I’m still drinking my ketones every day, 2 times a day, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. I don’t do the keto diet, I basically just watch what I eat and do the macros / 80/20.

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These ketones, I keep talking about is Pruvit, and I don’t know what I would do without them. They changed my life and I’m forever grateful in it. My blog will still do makeup once in a while, I will also talk about my journey to better, my gym workouts, and of course Pruvit. I will only be blogging on Monday.

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If you would like to know more about ketones just messaged me and I will always answer.

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That is all for now, I hope everyone has a great Monday and see you next Monday.

Love,

Chelsey