August 5, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me...


If you've been reading my blog for long you'll have probably seen me say "I exercise because I like to eat..." but let me tell you the truth. When I eat whatever I want and exercise, I can maintain my weight... but I cannot LOSE a pound. It's all about food. It really is. I wish I could exercise and eat whatever I wanted and be 130 lbs. but that's not in the cards for me. I have been consistently working out 5-6 days a week for over a year and the only times I've dropped pounds was when I was closely monitoring what I was eating. First with Weight Watchers (learning about keeping track), then with 21 day fix (learning about the types of food and amounts to eat). I've been doing some strength training (it's included in the Beta round of Focus T25) along with my clean eating with Whole30 this last month and I feel leaner than ever. I've been fueling my body with the healthiest foods and eating as much as I wanted-- but I get full SO fast and stay full SO long. It's incredible being able to listen to my body. My stomach is flatter, my jeans slide on and off... and I can't keep anything on that I own that's drawstring waisted because they're all too big when they fit me 3 weeks ago... 

I say all of this to say-- if what you're doing isn't working-- figure out why and change it up. If you run and run and run but can't lose weight... or if you're eating what you think is a healthy diet but you can't get rid of that belly pooch, evaluate it and make a change! Whole30 has been SO good for me to get back to eating the healthiest but it's too hard to me to maintain long term. I cannot wait to start back with my 21 day fix program (AND SHAKEOLOGY) next week. I see my goals as being totally attainable now and hope to be close to my goal weight by December. And no it isn't all about that number but I want to be in my healthy BMI range and that's still about 25 lbs away.

I don't know how much weight I have lost this month. I'll know next Wednesday but I do know that my shoulder bones are poking out. My face has thinned and my size L/XL pants are all WAY too big on me... so that's a great sign. I just, more than anything, want to be encouraging and tell you that this has taken me WAY too long to find out... but if I can have will power and eat clean, then so can you. I love (loved?) pizza, ice cream, popcorn, wine... just as much as the next person, but I've said "NO" and now I don't even care about any of those things.

I wanted to end with this because this "job" of mine really has changed my life. My up line coach posted that she made $16,000 last month and that AMAZES me. I don't make nearly that much, but I make enough that is SO helpful and beneficial to my family. I'm focusing on myself and my own goals right now and have several girls joining my team to coach and others joining our 21 day fix group who are like minded and know that what they've been doing isn't working and that they need the accountability to make a change. I'd LOVE to have you join us. Please email me with any questions. I'm also going to be starting a biweekly/monthly newsletter that will share recipes and FREE exercises you can do with us at home. I'll have a sign up for that coming soon.
Happy Wednesday loves! If you're working and working and working and not seeing results I'd love to help you troubleshoot. I wish I would have found this out a LONG time ago.


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