What am i so excited about??? glad you asked! hehe!
this shirt and these jeans are two sizes smaller than what i wore in june!!!!! that’s right, two sizes and i couldn’t be more excited!!! •
what did i do? easy....i decided to put myself first for the first time in a long time! •
what stopped me in the past? mmmmmm....you name it and i thought it: i cannot do that exercise, i am too out of shape, i have no time for this, that shake is too expensive, but i really like food, you want me to spend how much? •
all of these things played in my mind, over and over and over and over! •
guess what - i can and most certainly do all these exercises, yes i was out of shape but you have to start somewhere, i do have time - i just have to use it wisely, my superfood shake is worth its weight in gold, i still love food and i will always love food but i have a better relationship with it now, and as for the money, well i would rather invest the money now than later on medical expenses. •
for many of you, you may be thinking, “well duh, this is common sense.” i’m so glad that it has clicked for you, you are so blessed. for all the rest of you, you aren’t alone. this doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. •
for those of you that fee that way, i am talking to you! you aren’t alone, there is nothing wrong with you and there is someone, right here who understands and wants to help!!! •
we have a new challenge group starting soon: hocus pocus - let’s get focused!! i want you in this group with me! the time is now! what will your picture look like 4 months from now!?!
drop me a 🎃 to let me know you are ready to put yourself first!! •
• #youarecapableofmorethanyouthink #youmostcertainlycan #plussize#bingeeater#boymom#liift4#beachbodycoach
The final part of this series is focused on health and wellbeing. clients often think if they lose weight, then they are successful. but often what is forgotten along the process, are the health benefits that occur from not binge eating. success can also look like, but not limited to:
1. less digestive issues from all the junk we put into our bodies
2. feeling of energy and vitality from a balanced diet
3. peace and wellbeing as you learn to take care of your body
4. the energy to do the things you love and to be with the people you love
a good question to ask yourself right now is what sort of health and well being are you missing out on by letting your inner food demon win? and if you are in the process of not binge eating, what sort of benefits are you getting right now (even if you haven’t met your weight goal)? looking at measures of success will continue to create the motivation to never binge again. and lock the inner food demon away forever!
for a long time, i did not know this. whenever i was stressed, sad, frustrated, bored or angry, i would look into food as comfort. the food i used was all unhealthy: cupcakes, ice cream, cookies,pizza, bagels, donuts, scones, and more.
looking back, the food i was choosing was actually worsening my emotional state, whatever it was at the time. those foods gave me short term comfort. in fact, very short term because the comfort and pleasure lasted while i ate them. very soon after, i would beel lethargic, bloated, sick, depressed, guilty, uncomfortable, etc. and the morning after, i would even feel worse. so, so much for my comforting and happy foods, right?
i also did not know that these foods would only get my cravings worse, so the more i ate them, the less i could resist them. i had not awareness of what a bad destructive cycle i was caught in.
and as far as my challenging emotional state, the one that led me to ate all of that, well it got worse. but, even though it seems very clear today, at the time, i could not see my faulty thinking.
today, i have fortunately learned how to fuel my body and my brain correctly so that i can sustain a good emotional state where my norm is feeling happy. and when i don't feel as happy, i know how to get back to happy. and it is not with unhealthy food, but with healthy solutions like: healthy comforting food and treats, exercise, meditation, essential oils, fun times with friends and family.
Excuses i actually used to use:
working out at home doesn't work.
everyone else's health and happiness is more important than mine.
i can't afford to take care of my health.
i don't have time to exercise.
i can't stick to anything.
i don't have enough energy to work out. 🙄🙄🙄 ok.. i will just keep doing my at home workout programs and drinking my daily superfoods shake while you keep convincing yourself of your own negative thoughts. i'm going to keep showing myself that i will not give up. no matter how much my body hurts, i will keep exercising to strengthen it. i will not stop fueling myself with my bomb all in one daily guilt free treat (way cheaper than starbucks or cigarette smoking-- and it's hella healthy)
You’re not in control of what life throws at you... but you are in control of the fight or how you respond. - @msrachelhollis .
it’s easy to give up .. but that will not make you feel better. showing up for you and pushing passed those doubts and fears, not letting anxiety win.. can be hard but it’s also the most rewarding. ❤️.
mental toughness is finding fuel on an empty tank. #fearisaliar#anxietywontwin
Finished round 2 week 2 💪🏼 so far i’m feeling great! don’t get me wrong, the workouts are tough, and the hiit is no joke! but i’m down some weight, seeing huge improvements in my cardiovascular strength and endurance, and have noticed muscle gains. so while i challenge myself during the workouts, i’m feeling strong and energetic 👍🏼
what workouts do you do, and how do you feel during and after?