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.