Could all of this be real? Could this lifestyle change of healthier food, consistent exercise, and natural products FINALLY be sticking? Is it FINALLY not so hard?!?
It is, it truly is! Excuses have set me back time and time again. That old 1 step forward and 2 steps back is what continued to happen to me over and over! I couldn’t consistently eat well, exercise, and keep my mind positive to get myself to my goals. Life gets busy and would make it way too hard and I would sacrifice my goals for easy fast food, or sitting on the couch, or simply not caring anymore.
When I committed to change this time, I was determined…wait, cross that out, I’m still determined! I no longer want to be in the process of change, I want to be changed FOREVER! I want to finally, FINALLY reach my goals and there is NOTHING that is going to stand in my way…NOTHING!
I finally feel like, I’ve got this! I finally feel like I have control over my food. That was my biggest struggle, seriously. I could eat clean and healthy for a week and then stuff would come up and I wouldn’t get dinner made so I would make a poor food choice, and then I would make a poor choice for the next meal because, why not? The last meal was bad so this one won’t matter either. Then I would spiral downward and all my hard work would be sabotaged. Do you do this? Do you sabotage yourself when things get tough? Do you even realize you’re doing it? Many times I wouldn’t. I would wake up one day and look in the mirror and realize the poor decisions of the last month have negatively impacted my body and I’d have to start all over…again.
It has been 46 days since I made this commitment. I haven’t cheated once…I have stayed the course and only eaten real, good, healthy food and it really hasn’t been that hard. Do you know what was different this time? I was READY. I was finally ready to permanently live healthier. I was finally ready to let go of people who would drag me down and surround myself with only those who would support me. I was finally ready to believe that no excuse was good enough to get in the way of my goals.
Why do I do this? So many reasons…but first and foremost, for me. I want to be the best wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, coach, wellness instructor, etc. that I can be, and I can’t do that if I am not living to the best of my ability; feeding my body healthy things, caring for my body the most natural way possible, and moving it by exercising and getting stronger. I want to be the best example to my children that I can possibly be! I want them to grow up healthy and strong with a love for physical activity that I never had. I want to support my husband as he walks this journey with me. We get to be each others biggest fans, shoulders to cry on, ears to vent to, and accountability partner to exercise with. It isn’t easy, but we are doing it!
I also couldn’t do this without one of the best coaches I’ve ever known, Mark and his inspiration of a wife Stephanie. They are an amazing example of living a healthy lifestyle day in and day out. Want to learn more about Mark’s program, contact him via his website at www.corestrongkc.com or check out his Instagram @trx_core . This is my progress from Day 1 to Day 35. I’ll post another one next week showing further progress…
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